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Traditional Geocache

Marcher Marches - Bangor-On-Dee 1

A cache by Muddy Stiles Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 3/12/2010
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
2.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

This is a series of caches to show you the delights of this Welsh border town. Bangor-on-Dee / Bangor-is-y-Coed is set in lovely countryside, in a natural hollow alongside the River Dee.

Most of the circular walk is undulating however one short section is steep and when wet does resemble a muddy tobogganing course so be warned! There are also lots of stiles!

There are some short sections along the road. Please take care of your little ones and ensure dogs are kept on leads where appropriate with the livestock on the route.

The settlement of Bangor-on-Dee is reputed to date back to before 50AD when Bangor was founded as a seat of learning by Lucius, a King of Britain. Subsequently Bangor was conquered by the Romas.

The area was once the home to a large monastery on the South Side of the River 1 mile long. It was split in to 7 parts with a ruler over each and over 300 men in each.

In 613AD the Saxons based in Chester attempted to take over their rich cultivated meadows in a huge battle with over 1200 monks killed and the monastery was destroyed. The area is now ploughed land. The current church was built around 1300 AD of red sandstone.

Bangor Bridge is of medieval origin and had extensive work completed in the 17th century. It is a cambered bridge with unequal steeped arches of red sandstone with the parapet and cutwaters mainly of yellow sandstone. The area is prone to extensive flooding and in 1902 this even disrupted New Year’s festivities when the local hostelries were flooded out.

The Royal Oak and The Buck were amongst 6 public houses which once served the area. This has now reduced down to just the 2.

Racing first took place at the nearby racecourse in 1859 and has done so regularly except during the war years. The main course is a left-handed national hunt course with a right-handed point to point course being added in recent years.

Please ensure that these caches are hidden well again to ensure that the next seekers can enjoy them also. You will need a pen for some of the smaller caches but we’ve set this with a variety of size containers for you to enjoy.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Purfg urvtug, evtug bs fgvyr.

Decryption Key

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

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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Last Updated: on 11/15/2017 3:27:09 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (11:27 PM GMT)
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