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Collecting Counties Challenge - Unknown 10 Mystery Cache

Hidden : 12/11/2012
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Geocache Description:

A challenge cache involving extensive travel and, of course, caching during your travel. This series of challenges recognises the dedication of cachers who will travel far and wide within this great country.

I am guilty of extending car journeys, sometimes considerably, in order to bag a cache in a new county.  I would like to see how extensively my fellow cachers travel within the UK by setting this series of caches:

Unknown 10 - GC3XD0V– you can claim this when you have found at least one unknown (mystery/puzzle/challenge) cache in 10 different British counties (England, Scotland and/or Wales)

Multi 25 - GC3XF00 – claim this when you have found and logged multi caches in 25 different counties

Church Micro 25 Counties - GC3Z3HN – claim the next when you have found and logged 25 church micros in 25 different counties in Britain (England, Scotland and Wales)

England -GC3XF1R - and one when you have found one cache in every English county.

Wales - GC3XF2C – and one of any cache type for each of the Welsh counties

Qualifying criteria:

·         Please provide a list of your qualifying finds.  Please use a public list if possible but a link to a list on a private website or a list copied into your log is acceptable. Logs will be removed if they are found not to qualify.
·         For the purposes of this cache, counties are those shown on the images below.  There will be debates about the omission of Cleveland, Avon and others and the inclusion of Rutland and the Isle of Wight but I’ll ignore them and refer to the map.  (taken from Wikipedia, so it must be right.)
·         Caches can be any size, set by any cache owner, any terrain, any difficulty, and can be disabled or archived (as long as they were active when you found them). There is no time limit or target date.
·         Only caches published on will count towards qualification.
·         Caches cannot be refound or be a cache set by the finder. Caches adopted by you can count but only if they were found by you prior to being adopted.
·         Locationless or travelling caches won’t count. So no cuckoo cache, YOSM or others of that ilk regardless of where they were when you found them. Ask if you have a question – I’m more than happy to give clarification.
·         The published/start co-ordinates of a puzzle/multi/unknown etc cache determine the county.
·         You must use a different set of caches to qualify for each challenge in the series.

This cache - Unknown 10
The cache is at the published co-ordinates but can only be claimed when you have found Unknown Cache in each of 10 counties in England, Scotland and/or Wales. Puzzles, bonuses and challenges all count.

Bedfordshire Greater London Oxfordshire
Berkshire Greater Manchester Rutland
Bristol Hampshire Shropshire
Buckinghamshire Herefordshire Somerset
Cambridgeshire Hertfordshire South Yorkshire
Cheshire Isle of Wight Staffordshire
Cornwall Lancashire Suffolk
Cumbria Leicestershire Surrey
Derbyshire Lincolnshire Tyne and Wear
Devon Merseyside Warwickshire
Dorset Norfolk West Midlands
Durham North Yorkshire West Sussex
East Riding of Yorkshire Northumberland West Yorkshire
East Sussex Northamptonshire Wiltshire
Essex Nottinghamshire Worcestershire
Gloucestershire Kent  City of London


Yr Hen Wlad fy Nhadau
1 Gwent
2 South Glamorgan
3 Mid Glamorgan
4 West Glamorgan
5 Dyfed
6 Powys
7 Gwynedd
8 Clwyd
9 Ynys Mon


1 Strathclyde
2 Dumfries and Galloway
3 Borders
4 Lothian
5 Central
6 Fife
7 Tayside
8 Grampian
9 Highland
10 Western Islands
(not shown) Shetland
(not shown) Orkney
The GZ is a wild area - until a cachers' path is cleared I'd suggest not going anywhere near without thick long trousers and hefty footwear and maybe long sleeves too.  There is parking in a lay-by just across the road but the road is often very busy.  Be careful with children, other animals and irresponsible adults.
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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


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