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
Look for the white plate on the footbridge and use the numbers
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