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the_narrowboaters: I am archiving the Shroppie caches as many need maintence of some sort and I am not able to get to them until next winter as I live on a narrowboat and am not in the area until then. I would like to thank you all for your logs and comments and hope that over the few years that my caches have been out there on the Shropshire Union Canal that they have been enjoyed.


Shroppie - Audlem Locks

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Hidden : 9/16/2007
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1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

One in a series of caches along or close to the Shropshire Union Canal. Most will involve a walk along the towpath so care is needed with young children close to the water

The 66-mile Shropshire Union Canal is a canal of two halves. North of Nantwich, the canal - built originally as the Chester Canal - is a wide waterway following the gentle rolling landscape of western Cheshire to Ellesmere Port.

But the southern half of the canal - built in the twilight of the canal age - is an astonishing feat of engineering. Its long embankments, deep cuttings and grandiose bridges frequently dominate the scenery.

In contrast to the winding contours of early canals, the Shroppie kept the same course across valley and through hills, speeding cargoes on their way from the North-West to Wolverhampton and the Midlands. Concrete 'pill boxes' are an artefact from later times, a reminder of how the line was defended in wartime.

This is a small cache. Please don't overfill the litle tub or it will get damp if not closed properly.

PLEASE TAKE A PEN or pencil as one is missing at the moment until I can get to it.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Snpvat gur pnany - frnepu gb gur evtug

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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Found it 200     Didn't find it 19     Write note 12     Archive 1     Temporarily Disable Listing 1     Enable Listing 1     Publish Listing 1     Needs Maintenance 4     Owner Maintenance 3     

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