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The Crouch Oak Cache

A cache by vw_keychain Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 7/17/2007
1.5 out of 5
1 out of 5

Size: Size: other (other)

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Geocache Description:

Please use stealth when finding this cache and please replace it in the same place you found it. Thank you. You will need to bring a pen/pencil to sign the log. Parking can be found on nearby residential roads.

Let's give this cache another chance. Several previous versions of this cache have disappeared without trace, but the wonderful tree is worth yet another try. This cache is almost opposite and named after Addlestone's oldest resident and most famous landmark. The Croach Oak is believed to be almost 1000 years old and for a long time it was known as Wycliffes oak after John Wycliffe the medieval scholar who was said to have preached here. It used to mark a boundary of Windsor forest and it is said that Queen Elizabeth I once picnicked here. In the 1800s it was fenced to protect it from local maidens who used its bark to make a love potion!

Please note that the cache is not hidden on or in the tree, please do not climb it. Stealth is required and I'd recommend choosing a quiet time to do this cache.

Feel free to take a photo of the tree when you visit, it would be nice to see photos of this great oak in different seasons.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[Come on, you can reach!]

Guvf jvyy oevat lbh bhg bs lbhe furyy.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



386 Logged Visits

Found it 303     Didn't find it 37     Write note 18     Temporarily Disable Listing 6     Enable Listing 6     Publish Listing 1     Needs Maintenance 7     Owner Maintenance 6     Update Coordinates 1     Post Reviewer Note 1     

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Last Updated: on 6/18/2018 12:17:23 PM Pacific Daylight Time (7:17 PM GMT)
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum

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