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The Strangler: Over the last few weeks I have had some personal stuff going on and as a result have decided to Archive this cache. Due to poor health and being unable to drive I have not been in a good position to maintain it and number of my caches are in need of maintenance or replacement.
There have been many good times and I have shared some great moments with Geocachers but in recent months it has affected my health and personal life to the extent that I have decided to distance myself from the hobby and concentrate on other things far more important.

PLEASE, May I ask that there is no speculation over my personal circumstances, email me privately and please do not post personal comments here or elsewhere.

Thank you to all that visited and found this cache.


Ring a Ring a Ring Road – Five Ways but which one?

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Hidden : 7/5/2008
3 out of 5
1 out of 5

Size: Size: other (other)

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Geocache Description:

Complementing a series of caches based around the Birmingham Middle Ring Road. Four caches contain numbers to find a final somewhere in the City Centre.This however is a straight cache with no numbers to find.

The A4540, Birminghams’ Ring Road, also known as the Middle Ring Road, or the Middleway. Some say it strangles the city, others say it takes the pressure off it. There are those that like it and those that don't. It cannot be denied it has to be there and it will be for some time to come. The ring road was planned and designed by Herbert Manzoni. A British Architect and civil engineer known for holding the position of City Engineer and Surveyor of Birmingham from 1935 until 1963. This position put him in charge of all municipal works and his influence on the city, especially following World War II completely changed the image of Birmingham

The Five Ways area of Birmingham does exactly what it says on the tin! Five directions in and out or around the City. There is a great description of the area and the history on Wikepedia.

click here

You are looking for a tiny nano container. Please hide it back where you found it. This is a muggle rich area at all times especially during lunch and at night therefore the difficulty rating is 3.

If you want to get the bonus cache in this series, please visit these links:
It's In the Middleway GC1DC8M

No Animals Here! GC1DC88

I got the Blues GC1DC9D

Super Prix GC1DC9D

A Bit of Bully...Moo! (Final) GC1DC9R

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Ybbx gbjneq gur ohvyqvat bire gur ebnq naq fvg qbja. Vg’f n zntargvp fvtug!

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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