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Coxes Lock

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Hidden : 7/20/2008
1.5 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

1 litre black screwtop container hidden near a canal towpath.

This cache is hidden near Coxes Lock, the third lock on the Wey Navigation canal, and can be combined with other canalside caches such as the "Weyside Wander" and "Wey Navigation" series.

The imposing buildings next to the lock are Coxes Lock mill, built on the site of an 18th Century ironworks and used to produce flour for the bakery trade. The first delivery to the newly rebuilt mill was in 1835 when James Wilkins' barge "Reliance" delivered two tons of corn. By the early Eighties the barges "Anny" and "Clinton" were both making five round trips a fortnight to the mill and were contracted to supply 10,000 tons per year. The site was closed by Allied Mills in 1983 and the complex was turned into canalside flats, I want one!

There is an information sign just the other side of the lock at N51° 21.987 W000° 28.657 with more history on the lock, mill and adjoining mill pond, and just the other side of the pond from here is the first cache I ever found, Henry the Thirsts "Weyside Wander 2" (GCJ083).

The cache is hidden just a few metres from the towpath, there is plenty of natural twig-oflage lying around so please ensure the cache remains well hidden. When placed the cache contained a logbook, pen, miniature walking boot with coloured pencils and a dinosaur tooth!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Onfr bs snyyra gerr.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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