About SideTracked Caches
This cache belongs to the SideTracked series. It is not designed to take you to a magical place with a breath taking view. Its a distraction for the weary traveller, but anyone else can go and find it too!
About the Area
Farnborough's second railway station is now called Farnborough North and is on the Reading to Guildford line which was opened in 1849. An hourly service to Reading and Guildford operates on this line between Monday and Saturday but the service is less frequent on Sundays.
All the original station buildings have been replaced by modern shelters. Near the cache site are the refurbished gates which originally led to marshalling yards.
Once through the crossing gates, a path leads through to Frimley Green via a bridge over the busy A331 and across the Blackwater River where you can also pick up the Blackwater Valley Path.