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Byfleet Manor

Hidden : 11/02/2008
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

A small magnetic cache, micro cylindrical container with log. Please bring a pen.

Short walk or ride from suggested parking area.

CAN BE MUDDY UNDERFOOT


On a public bridleway which links Byfleet to Wisley common by crossing the River Wey over the footbridge.

Byfleet manor is hiding behind the trees and a better view could be had by following the footpath from the bridge westwards.

Byfleet Manor was originally a royal hunting lodge which was given by Edward II to Piers Gaveston, his reputed lover. It was rebuilt in 1619 by Anne of Denmark, wife of King James I at the house's last royal owner, but she died before it was finished. The massive front walls and gate piers date from that time. It was then rebuilt again in 1685 because it was reported to be in ruinous condition! This resulted in a much smaller building. It was restored in 1905 when it was again enlarged by adding asymmetrical wings.

It is now flats and private land, but has a footpath running across its front lawn.

The cache is attatched with a magnet and you should not have to leave the path to retrieve it. Please be careful in the area of the bridge abutments due to steep drops into the river that can be hidden by foliage.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Haqre evtug unaq fgrc.

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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