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Lily Hill Park Loop Mystery Cache

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dno1968: Sorry folks, cache went missing sometime ago and I dont have the time to put together a replacement.

Hidden : 03/27/2009
1.5 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

Lily Hill Park Loop


In order to find this cache you will first need to take a walk around this beautiful area of parkland in Bracknell. Whilst walking you will collect pieces of information at the waypoints published below. These pieces of information will enable you to solve the equation and locate the cache.

For those of you simply bumping the numbers up this may be too much like hard work but for those that enjoy a nice walk, with a purpose, then this might be right up your street. It should take no more than about 45 minutes.

The image below shows a rough outline of the suggested route and waypoint locations. The image is about 5 years old so does not show all of the recent clearing, path laying and tidying that has taken place here which makes the park an even nicer place to walk.

For those interested, some detail of the history of the park and its recent renovation can be found at Bracknell Forest Councils website



The cache is obviously NOT at the published coordinates or this puzzle wouldn't be a puzzle.

The published coordinates are actually for WP4 to avoid any proximity issues with other caches in the vicinity. However you should plan to start from WP1 (see below) where there is plenty of free parking.

All of the waypoints are either on or very close to well maintained paths through the park. There are no caches at any of the waypoints, just information to be gathered.

Unless otherwise stated the information you gather at each waypoint will take the form of either an initial letter of a word, or a number. Where it is a letter you can convert to a number using a=1,b=2,c=3,d=4.......i=9,j=0,k=1 etc.


Waypoint 1 N51 24.992 W0 43.504

OM= Month the Earl and Countess of Wessex opened the park following its restoration (where Jan=1, Feb=2 etc)

Waypoint 2 N51 24.925 W0 43.499

WC= Which Country does some of this wood come from?

Waypoint 3 N51 24.934 W0 43.585

BD= Built around?

Waypoint 4 N51 24.929 W0 43.639

HP= What historic period is this feature typical of?

Waypoint 5 N51 24.886 W0 43.660

NM= What number is this pond?

Waypoint 6 N N51 24.833 W0 43.571

TS= How does it taste?

Waypoint 7 N51 24.821 W0 43.445

UP= How many vertical uprights support the roof?

Waypoint 8 N51 24.881 W0 43.342

SL= How many slices of tree above and around?

MW=Which motorway (M?) gets a mention?


Gather all of the above elements and substitute them into the equations below to get the coords of the cache.


N = 51 (OM*NM). (MW*WC)(WC)(UP/WC)


W = 00 ((HP*TS)-WC).(BD- ((UP*(SL+MW)*WC)-HP)) / HP


The cache and all waypoints have been intentionally placed/chosen either on or very close to a path to avoid any impact the caching traffic may have on the park.

You are looking for a micro cache (screw top specimen jar) containing a log and a pencil.


Bonus Cache:- Having walked around the park and found this cache it would be a shame not to find the other cache "Hidden Jems One" that's also hidden in the park and which is very mini-cacher oriented. The listing for that cache can be found by following this link: Hidden Jems One


Happy Hunting!


Additional Hints (Decrypt)

uvqrl ubyr va gerr

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)