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14. Dalbeasties 1
Location: Dalbeattie Town Wood, Dalbeattie
Landranger OS sheet 84, Grid ref 837 599
Difficulty of Trail: Easy Peasy
Length of Trail: Less than 1 mile
Accessibility: Unknown
Area: Midlothian

Collect a copy of the Forestry Commissions “Solway Coast” leaflet either from the car park at Grid ref 837 599 or from a tourist information centre.

Dalbeattie Town wood is a popular spot with dog walkers and families: please be discreet in your searches and finding. Replace the letterbox with care so others may enjoy the fun of finding.

Box 1 Peacock butterfly ¾ mile

  1. From the car park follow the blue markers to the north end of Plantain Loch. Here you will find a Totem pole.
  2. From this point take 22 paces into the wood to a rotting moss covered tree stump – it has some young trees growing out of it. (You should be in line with a squirrel information board on the track – 15 paces from this board.)

The box is hidden in a hole at the back of this stump. You will need to uncover it as it is under a layer of bits of bark and forest debris.

Additional Information:

For this box, you will need:

  • An inkpad
  • Something to write with
  • Gloves
Hidden By: Red Squirrels
Hidden On: 29th April 2007
Last Known Find: Please let us know your find