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SideTracked - Buxton Traditional Geocache

Hidden : 04/25/2010
2.5 out of 5
1 out of 5

Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

About SideTracked Caches
This cache belongs to the SideTracked series. It is not designed to take you to a magical place with a breath taking view. It's a distraction for the weary traveller, but anyone else can go and find it too.

About Buxton
Buxton is a spa town in Derbyshire, England close to the county borders of Cheshire and Staffordshire. Besides being well-known for the mineral water sourced here, Buxton is also home to Poole's Cavern (a publicly accessible limestone cavern), the Devonshire Campus of the University of Derby, the Buxton Opera House (hosting a number of internationally acclaimed music and theatre festivals each year) and a variety of other attractions. Buxton has the highest elevation of any market town in England.

Buxton railway station is the terminus of the Buxton line and is served by regular trains to/from Manchester Piccadilly, and a more infrequent service through to Blackpool North.

Historically, the station sat side-by-side with a second railway station which allowed passengers to travel the Midland Railway to locations such as Matlock and Rowsley. The two stations had identical frontages designed by J. Smith with guidance from Joseph Paxton (the designer of Crystal Palace) and included a large fan window. One fan window remains at the current station; the window, its supporting wall and a waiting room building are the only surviving remains of the original buildings, the rest having been destroyed in 1969/1970.

About the Cache
The cache is approximately 300 metres from the main station entrance and is a micro. Stealth is definitely required for retrieval/replacement as the cache is close to a busy road. Access to the cache is certainly possible in a wheelchair although assistance would most likely be required for retrieval itself. Bring your own pen/pencil.

NOTE - This is a busy area. Please take care when replacing this cache to ensure that it remains well hidden.

Nearby SideTracked Caches
Other SideTracked caches on this line include SideTracked - Manchester Piccadilly. There is also a cache near the entrance of Davenport Railway Station

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


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