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Hackness School Traditional Geocache

Hidden : 07/01/2010
2 out of 5
2 out of 5

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Geocache Description:

Children from Hackness School hid this cache whilst on a day long walk from Burniston rocks as part of the Coast Alive Project with the North York Moors National Park and the National Trust. This was their first time Geocaching and they produced the following piece of work describing their walk and the location of their cache.

Hackness School is a very small primary school with 52 pupils, we are happy and enjoy coming to school. Key stage 2 had a trip to Crook Ness on a 3 mile walk to Hayburn Wyke, along the Cleveland Way National Trail. I would recommend this walk to anyone who would challenge themselves. The Cleveland Way is 110 miles long and is a massive challenge to anyone.

The name Haybrun Wyke is derived from both Viking and Anglo-Saxon sources. Wyke comes from the Norse word "Vik" meaning s sea inlet or creek, whilst Hayburn is of Anglo-Saxon Origin meaning a hunting enclosure by a stream.

A train used to run by Haybrun Wyke and the wealthy Victorians would visit so that they could enjoy the exquisite views and lovely countryside. There are lots of special wildlife between Crook Ness and Hayburn Wyke. There are over 30 different species of birds. There are roe deer, foxes and badgers. In the spring and summer there are glimpses of blackcap, spotted flycatcher, redstart and woodpecker.

A gentleman from the National Trust helped us plant our Hackness School geocache box with treasures in it. We were all so excitied and really enjoyed the day.

A Poem
The Victorians took the train for the views,
and they could get back in time for the news.
You can take a walk as well as talk.
Now the animals they are really terrific
you'll be lucky to see a bouncing cricket.

Geocaching can be really fun.
You can either run or bathe in the sun.
Caterpillars are everywhere. on the site,
bring a toy or maybe a kite.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Ol gur erznvaf bs n fznyy fgbar ohvyqvat.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)