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SideTracked - Between Seapark and Marino

A cache by Halywid Hunters Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 07/02/2010
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

The cache is hidden along what’s known locally as the Black Path, a public right of way that runs alongside the Belfast to Bangor railway line between Seapark and Marino, just east of Holywood.



View of the 'Black Path' fence from the railway bridge at Old Quay Road, Marino

ACCESS to the Black Path from the SEAPARK end, is via Seapark Road, Ballymenoch Park and Seapark Grove (the short laneway at the railway embankment end of Ballymenoch Park, not named on Google Maps!).

Start of Seapark Grove, at the inland (uphill) end of Ballymenoch Park

Start of Seapark Grove, at the inland (uphill) end of Ballymenoch Park

ACCESS from MARINO, is via the narrow opening between the parapet and hedge at the lower (seaward) end of the road bridge (Belfast side) on Old Quay Road that passes over the railway at the west end of Marino railway station.


The narrow entrance to the 'Black Path' at Old Quay Road, Marino

The Black Path is narrow but well protected from the railway track by a wire fence (see first photo above).

For a comprehensive set of photos, see Enable Listing, dated 4 February, 2011.

In summer, it can get very overgrown on both sides, which can mean a soaking from the water-ladden foliage, if it’s been raining, or, if you’re not careful, getting stung by the abundance of nettles that grow on either side of the path.

In late August and early September, blackberries are in abundance and there to enjoy!

In winter, the path can get very muddy and there are no ‘street lights’ to show you the way, so you have been warned!

The cache container was originally a tab-lock plastic box (6”x4”x2”) in a camouflage bag but it's been 'trashed' twice, so it is NOW a camouflaged, screw-top, aluminium container (approx 70mm x 25mm).

It's right on the edge of the path. You DO NOT need to enter anyone's garden to find it!

When replacing the cache, please make sure you put it back EXACTLY where you found it, secure, and well tucked away!

Thank you and enjoy!

Congratulations to Alastair74 and yotter for being
‘First to Find’ this cache together!


Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Zntargf vaibyirq. Ybj qbja, orybj terra srapr, gb yrsg bs 'fyrrcre jnyy'

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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