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The Garden of Forking Paths

A cache by madbrain (adopted by sarahmur) Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 02/26/2011
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Geocache Description:

Beneath English trees I meditated on that lost maze: I imagined it inviolate and perfect at the secret crest of a mountain; I imagined it erased by rice fields or beneath the water; I imagined it infinite, no longer composed of octagonal kiosks and returning paths, but of rivers and provinces and kingdoms... I thought of a labyrinth of labyrinths, of one sinuous spreading labyrinth that would encompass the past and the future and in some way involve the stars. Absorbed in these illusory images, I forgot my destiny of one pursued. I felt myself to be, for an unknown period of time, an abstract perceiver of the world.
(J.L. Borges)
All the stages of this puzzle cache are located on the grounds of the Iveagh Gardens.

Opening Hours
Gardens open:
Mon-Sat: 08.00, Sunday and Bank Holidays: 10.00

Gardens close according to daylight hours:
December - January: 15.30
February and November: 16.00
March - October: 18.00

Stage 1 is at N 53° 20.056, W 006° 15.700
Find your way to the centre of the Garden of Forking Paths, and you will be rewarded with the knowledge of Time.
Use it with the image below and it will tell you what to do at Stage 2.

Stage 2 is at N 53° 20.122, W 006° 15.707

Stage 3 is at N 53° 20.134, W 006° 15.583 - there you will see what happens to people who cannot keep their mouths shut. On the base of it, use the image below and you will have all the information you need to find the final location.

The cache is hidden at N 53° 20.(B*2+1-C)(E-A)(A+D), W 006° 15.(A*D)(F+D-E)(C-1) - you can check your answer on

...The rest is unreal, insignificant.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Onfr bs gerr

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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