Badshot Lea is a small village on the edge of Farnham, Surrey on the border with Hampshire. Known in recent history for its hop production, the area has been inhabited since ancient times with evidence of Neolithic settlements found by the Surrey Archaeological society and the Long Barrow Burial mound which was discovered by the headmaster of the village school, William "Billy" Rankine in 1967. The village lies "Between Four Bridges" which along with the hops that once grew here are depicted in the badge of the local village Infants School and the village sports teams. This cache series will lead you to the four "corners" of the village and some of its history on the way.
The Railway arrived in 1848 providing a link to Guildford via Tongham. In 1870 the line under these bridges opened bringing the army to neighbouring Aldershot.
The cache is near one of the bridges which crosses the Railway.
The first waypoint takes you to the footbridge which runs alongside the roadbridge over the railway. From here you should be able to see the final location but you will first need to work out the coordinates.
Look for the white plate on the footbridge and use the numbers as follows:
N051 13.C5B W000 46.A1D
A=First digit on middle row of white sign.
B=Number of letters in the city where the footbridge was built (not on the white sign!!)
C=Second digit on the bottom line of the white sign
D=Last Digit on middle row of white sign
Head for the final location via Green Lane, or if you need some time to work on the coordinates, go via Crown Lane and rest a while at The Crown pub :-)
Keep an eye out for Steam Trains travelling up from the Watercress Line.