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This is an eleven stage multi-cache exploring some of the village of Godstone. The whole route is approximately 3 – 4 km and will probably take around two hours to complete. The route follows mostly public footpaths and a few roads. Some of it can get muddy and uneven so it is not suitable for pushchairs and good walking footware is advised.
It takes in a few ponds, a village green, a historic church, and of course some old pubs along the way.
The initial co-ordinates are NOT the location of the final cache, but they are the start point, being both the location of a convenient car park and of the first clue. At time of writing this car park is free for up to three hours parking, which should be enough time to complete the cache and probably have a quick drink in one of the pubs around the village green! There is plenty of additional free parking in nearby residential streets too if required.
The first 10 stages are all clues that are required to find the location of the final cache. At the end of the 10th question you will find that you have walked a roughly circular route back to the start point, and therefore you have an opportunity at this point to return to your car or pop into one of the nearby pubs before heading for the location of the final cache if you wish. It is however a good idea to ensure you start out for the final location from this 10th point, or you may find locating the path you need to follow a lot more difficult.
Note that some public footpaths may cross fields with livestock in, so dogs should be kept on leads where appropriate.
Car park and starting point: Question 1.
51 14.828 n 00 04.002 w
in what year did local gunpowder production for Elizabeth I stop? (16a6)
51 14.824 n 00 03.98(a) w
Ye White Hart was established during the Reign of which King Richard? (b)
51 14.835 n 00 03.8(b)1 w
By which year was Leigh Mill in full production? (161c)
51 14.788 n 00 03.4(c)5 w
How many skeleton parts appear on the pirates' tombstone? (d)
51 14.7(d)6 n 00 03.303 w
How many stone steps does the water channel to the right of the path flow down? (e) - (note: I'm adding a temporary extra hint as this clue has become rather overgrown at the moment (Summer 2017), if the answer is not clear - it's also the same as the number of the larger metal pillars supporting the little metal fences at this spot)
51 1(e).657 n 00 03.170 w
How many electricity pylons cross this field? (f)
51 1(f).586 n 00 03.153 w
How many directions are marked on this sign? (g)
51 14.569 n 00 03.42(g) w
The Old Pack House is a Building of Historic Interest SCC number what? (3h)
Note: You may find on the next stage that a public footpath crosses a field with a bull in it. There are two exits from this field, a stile at the bottom corner of the field, or a large metal gate near the top of the field which will allow you to follow a small road back down to the bottom exit, should your chosen route be blocked by an excess of beef!
51 14.7(h)1 n 00 03.939 w
The Bell Inn was established circa when? (1j93)
51 14.82(j) n 00 04.005 w
How many park benches on the grass area around the pond face TOWARDS the pond? (k) note: this stage has caused occasional confusion. look around carefully, if a bench is facing towards any part of the pond, even just a corner of it, include it.
You should now have all the answers required to calculate the location of the final cache – at these co-ordinates:
51 (c)(a+b).(h-k)(c)(e+f) n 00 (j-d)(f).(e)(k)(g-c) w
Please ensure the cache is replaced fully covered up after finding it, thank you.
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum