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REALLY SideTracked - Ash Green Mystery Cache

This cache has been archived.

colincactus: The clue at the third stage now isn't there any more. It would be difficult to change the puzzle so I'm archiving the cache.

Hidden : 11/15/2010
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Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

An addition to the SideTracked series. At the dummy co-ordinates there is only an information board. When you visit please don't park on the road near the bridge as its quite a dangerous corner. I've suggested a safe place where you could park that is only a short walk away.

The railway line from Waterloo to Southampton originally went through Ash Green, and this is where the station was. This section of the line was closed fifty years ago as part of the Beeching cuts. What was once Ash Green station is now a private house, and the old railway has been replaced by a footpath.

The cache is a 1 litre clip-top container large enough for most travel bugs. It is hidden somewhere along the path but you will need to solve a puzzle for more clues. The puzzle is of a "turn up and solve" type (as opposed to the "solve at your desk" which I usually set).

Step 1: Translate this message (instructions to find the micro)

Step 2: Find the object
One of the words in the message is wrong. You must look for an object 80m away from 1000m (either short of or past it depending on which way you are travelling). There you'll find the "wrong" word and what it should be replaced by.

Step 3: Find the micro
It contains instructions to find the final cache. Please rehide it so that it can't be seen.

Step 4: Get the cache

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Bowrpg: ba gur iretr Zvpeb: whfg bss gur cngu Svany: haqre

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)