This is an exchange box, carved by Clarinet 226 and hidden by Laura.Letterboxer. It is hidden in Muirshiel Country Park. Directions to the park can be found here: http://www.clydemuirshiel.co.uk/find-us/ -- scroll down to the section entitled Muirshiel Visitor Centre.
There are three boxes hidden in this Park. The directions for this box are as follows, but if you’d like to find all three in one walk, see the directions further down the page.
To find The Eagle Has Landed, start in the Yew Car Park – this is at the start of the road that leads to the visitor centre car park, so you will stop before you get to the visitor’s centre. Follow the trail that leads from the car park down into the woods. It leads in the same direction (and approximately parallel) to the road. After a bit, you should see a stone wall on your left, approximately perpendicular to the path. Just before this wall the path crosses a culvert.
The box is hidden directly under the path, above the culvert on the left side of the path, before crossing over. It is covered with camouflage duct tape.
As ever, when you’re finished please reseal everything so that it’s watertight, and re-hide so that it is not inadvertently found by mean, non-boxers who will take it away.
Kirsty, Wild Prairie Rose, and The Eagle Has Landed all in one walk
To find Kirsty, Wild Prairie Rose, and The Eagle Has Landed all in one walk, pass the Yew Car Park and go directly to the visitors’ centre car park (just a few minutes drive further down the single track road). Find the Country Trail (marked yellow), and head on this trail back in the direction you just came (the Country Trail also leads out of the car park in the opposite direction, but the boxes aren’t hidden on this part of the trail).
Follow the Country Trail (marked with yellow arrows) to the first split in the trail, and take the left trail (there should be a post with a yellow triangle). Follow the trail. You’ll pass two benches on your left, and a little further you’ll come to another split in the trail. Take the right trail past the picnic table (not the left under the willow arch). Soon you’ll come upon a bench beside a wooden bridge. This is a lovely spot.
If you sit on the bench, a tree will be on your left. Kirsty (the letterbox) is hidden under this bridge. If you go between this tree on your left and the bridge (before crossing over the bridge) and down under the bridge, the box will be on your right, underneath the bridge, as you face the bridge. It is hidden from view by several stones and wedged into place so that it is directly under one of the planks – so that it cannot be seen from above through the space between the planks. Please re-hide ensuring it is again wedged directly beneath the plank and not visible from above or alongside.
After you are finished with this box, get back on the trail and cross over the bridge. You’ll come upon another split; take the right trail. Follow the train and you’ll soon pass a bench and an information sign entitled Moorland. Stay on this main trail an soon you’ll see another sign entitled Juniper. You’ll then approach another split – take the right trail and follow until it approaches a car park. At this point, the trail goes right, into the car park, or further on its course. Go left, off of the trail, to the bench that will come into view as you leave the trail.
If you sit on the bench, there will be two trees directly ahead, with views of gentle hills behind. To your left, about 13 paces, is a tree. Go to this tree and you will see a large stone at its base. Wild Prairie Rose (the next letterbox) is hidden under the far side of this stone, with some smaller stones hiding it from view.
After you are finished with this box, return to the path and head further on, heading the same direction as before. Soon you will see a stone wall on the right that is approximately perpendicular to the path. Just past this wall, the path crosses a culvert. The next box, The Eagle Has Landed, is hidden directly under the path and above the culvert, on the far side from which you’ve come and on your right. It is covered with camouflage duct tape.
As ever, when you’re finished with each box, please reseal everything so that it’s watertight, and re-hide so that it is not inadvertently found by mean, non-boxers who will take it away.