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Twisted Trees- Church Path Oak

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Hidden : 09/18/2013
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Halloween Hides and Creepy Caches 2013 Saturday 26th October 2013

2013 - The 4th Annual HH&CC Event

Dare to be there!

One of a series of Daytime caches placed for the 2013 4th Annual Halloween Hides and Creepy Caches Mega Event

The forest is a remnant of the medieval royal hunting forest. Reminders of the past can still be found, with many miles of ancient woodbanks, building remains and ancient trees. The 'druids' or veteran oaks in Salcey are rare and amazing wildlife habitats, and some of the old oaks are believed to be over 500 years old.

At GZ you will find one of those Ancient old Druids "Church Path Oak" which is one of Salcey's famous "druid" oaks, and was thought to be 400 years old when it finally fell, which was in 1995. A Druid Oak is a large oak tree found in many ancient forests in Britain. Many such forests have named Druid Oaks - one such example being the Church Path Oak. There are also other rare examples in Salcey Forest. Typically such trees will be hundreds of years old. The name relates to the ancient Druids who met in forests' Oak groves and in particular beneath the old Oak trees. It is interesting to note that one etymology of the word Druid comes from "dru-wid", which means "knower of oak trees". After thinking about the delights and horrors this old Oak will have been witness to, collect the following info from the immediate area around the published coords.

How Many Static bikes are visible from the point the paths cross = A

Add All the numbers on the post with a white i in a blue background = B

The number of different numbers on the post with a white i in a blue background = C

The value of the most common number on the post with a white i in a blue background = D

The number of Dukes that had held that title before Bill = E

The number of three letter words on the Church Oak Plaque = F

Now to find the cache all you have to do is substitute the letters in the formula below for the number values indicated above.

N52 0B.(A+E)(F+D)(E-C)

W000 49.(E+F-D)C(B-C)

Kind permission for this cache was given by the Forestry Commission- Thanks!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

zbffl fghzc

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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