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REALLY SideTracked - Blisworth (1830s)

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Hidden : 12/08/2013
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size:   small (small)

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Geocache Description:

I spotted this as a good location for a cache before realising that it qualified as a REALLY SideTracked cache given it's history.

It's a simple offset multi. Park and cache carefully as it's a relatively busy country road at times.

The cache is located nearby at N GC BA.(H+C)EJ W AAA GH.D(K-D)H. It is not on and you do not need to enter railway property.


To this day Northampton does not sit on the West Coast Main Line instead being on a branch loop between Hanslope Junction and Hillmorton Junction. The main line passes close to Blisworth over the bridge that is the subject of this cache and pictured below.

Stephenson's Railway Bridge, Blisworth, Northampton (CC-BY-SA)

There was a crude station opened here in 1838, but it didn't last long until it was replaced by a better one half a mile to the west (where there is another REALLY SideTracked cache GC2ZR2J). There are many more details on the Blisworth Archive website.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[Hint only needed if the picture is not showing (e.g. on your GPS)] GUVF VF OEVQTR YRP1/212 Abegunzcgba Ebnq N43 ng Abegunzcgba. Va gur rirag bs nal iruvpyr fgevxvat guvf oevqtr cyrnfr cubar Gur ENVY NHGUBEVGL ba NOPQ RST UWXY nf dhvpxyl nf cbffvoyr. Gur fnsrgl bs genvaf znl or nssrpgrq. Guvf oevqtr vf bjarq ol Argjbex Envy.

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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