Those cups are a mega find!
Tell me about it! It made our day in the park. My group had been threatening to better explore the gardens/walks for several years. On this visit the park was particularly quiet. We manged to 'do' all the major rides by lunchtime leaving the afternoon to don our Indiana Jones' hats and have a play.
One of the best resources to see really old maps of the park is:
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If you enter the following into the 'COORDS' boxes you'll see 'Cuckoo Rock':
On the right you can click to see maps from 1985, 1976, 1955, 1924, 1900, 1891.
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You kinda have been to the Cuckoo Arbour, but not quite. The Cuckoo Arbour, as I understand it would be almost 100ft directly above you on the cliff top. However I think you can safely say you have found the Cuckoo Rock, as I would imagine that is the cliff face which appears in your photos. (Though I've never seen a reference to a Cuckoo Rock before, only the Cuckoo Arbour and the Cuckoo Rook).
Thanks Squiggles for this info.
So does the Cuckoo Arbour still exist in any form? I've never seen a photo. The path above where we were (I guess where the Arbour should be situated) is actually at the end of a more accessible path not far from Rita.
Anyone got any photos down this path? :wink:
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