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MKGees: Location appears to be compromised. There's no way boxes could keep falling out of there so someone must be taking them.
As the cache is now pretty much surrounded by another series there's no decent spots left nearby, so this is going to have to go to the great archive bin in the sky.
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Church Micro 2534...Walton Hall

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Hidden : 02/26/2014
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:


waltonhall


The Church
St Michael's Church in Walton Hall is one of two redundant churches within the Walton Churches Partnership in South-East Milton Keynes.

Most of the church building dates from around 1350, with the main tower being added around 1400.

It was used for services up to the end of 1974. In 1975 it was declared redundant and was leased to the Open University, whose land now surrounds it. The OU completely refurbished it over the next few years and reopened it in 1978.

During the restoration periods some significant archaeological finds were made in the grounds including evidence of a previous church which stood on the site in the late 12th century.

The church remains consecrated and is used for weddings, baptisms and funerals as well as for various activities of the OU's Christian Forum.

The Cache
At the given coordinates you will find a wooden structure.
A = Number of sides
B = Number of sides with benches
C = Number of vertical posts around the edge
D = Number of vertical posts inside

The cache can be found at N52 01.(C+D-B) (A-B-D) (A-B) W000 42.(C-D) ((C+A)/2) (C-B)

You are looking for a 250ml clip-lock box covered in camo tape. There is enough room for small swaps and trackables.

The Rules
The church is on land surrounded by the Open University. It is accessible at all times from public footpaths, however the campus has restrictions on parking which are posted at all the entrances. Do not park on the Open University Campus unless you follow these posted guidelines and especially do not attempt to park on the campus roads near the church. Take a bit of a walk instead, it's really quite pleasant around here.

I have posted a waypoint for the nearest free public access parking, which is around 500m away on the other side of the park, with a walk straight along a redway.

The OU Campus can also be reached by a number of bus routes in Milton Keynes and can be crossed at any time on foot via numerous public footpaths.

The cache itself is slightly off the OU's grounds and is accessible at all times from a nearby redway. It is placed on land managed by the Milton Keynes Parks Trust and meets their guidelines for cache placement.

As the OU is one of Milton Keynes' biggest employers you will find that the cache is placed in a very high muggle area, especially at lunchtime on a weekday, so please pay attention to what is around you, use lots of distraction techniques, and ensure you replace the cache totally out of sight.

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For full information on how you can expand the Church Micro series by sadexploration please read the Place your own Church Micro page before you contact him at churchmicro@gmail.com.

See also the Church Micro Statistics and Home pages for further information about the series.
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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Tebhaq yriry, va vil.

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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