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Round Lyscombe Bottom 4 - How Far Back Can You Go?

A cache by MrFerret Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 2/6/2011
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:


The Wessex Ridgeway is a 138 mile trail from Marlborough in Wiltshire to Lyme Regis in Dorset. It is part of a prehistoric trade route, often called The Greater Ridgeway, between the Norfolk and Dorset Coasts.

From the coords you are able to look down on 800 years of history. In the middle Ages the farmers of Dorset used Cross Dykes and Strip Lynches to build up the slopes to create terraces which were then wide enough for them to be able to plough.

If the middle Ages aren’t old enough for you then look up to the North and you will see Nettlecombe Tout a Roman Hill Fort.

If the Romans aren’t old enough for you then the cache is full of Dinosaurs.

Once here enjoy the view and read all about the area.

1. How long in Kms is the Wessex Ridgeway Farm Walk? = A.B

2. How many letters make up the two words in the title? = C

3. How many butterflies are pictured? = D

Then off you go for a short dinosaur hunt to

N50°49.AA(C-A) W002°22.A(A+D)D

When you arrive at the coords you will have an OH NO moment. To avoid too much bloodshed look at the hint.

Mind they don’t bite!

Now keep going round the top of the ridge. When you reach N50°49.416 W002°22.632, where we would have placed a cache if it weren’t in a sensitive area, turn left and keep the hedge on your right to walk round to The Lost View.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Tb gb gur Fbhgu Jrfg raq bs gur fvtug orsber lbh.

Decryption Key

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

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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