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CC10: REALLY SideTracked - Golf Club Halt Multi-cache

Hidden : 05/18/2014
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Geocache Description:

The cache is not at the published coords, but you do need to visit the location, to work out the final coords. There is a bench nearby, which is very handy for this very activity.

You should see a signpost at the published coords, look at one of the directions - they are identical, but you only need to use one of them for these clues - don't use both, or you will come a cropper.

Number of vowels = A
Number of words = B
Number of letters in the 1st word = C
Number of letters in the 2nd word = D

N 50 5B.(C-D)(C2-A)
W 000 1B.(D-C)DC

This is number 10 of the ch00 ch00 series, which is a series of caches retracing the Dyke Railway's route.


Golf club halt was never listed on any timetables and was a bit of an unofficial station. It was only used by members of the Brighton & Hove Golf Club and the train would only stop there if a passenger specifically requested it, or if the train was flagged down by people on the platform.

It was opened in 1891, 4 years after the Dyke station and lasted until the demise of the railway.
THE REMAINS ARE ON PRIVATE PROPERTY, but they look rather like this:

As you can imagine they're quite overgrown.

Unfortunately, from here on you won't be exactly on the railway path - due to it being on private property, you can see the path the train took by looking for the line of hedges.


Doing the series by bus:
The bus is recommended (ironic), as this isn't a circular series.
To start at CC1 get a 5 or 5A, get off in Old Shoreham Rd at the Aldrington Road stop and walk down to the station. To start at CC7 get a 5B and get off at the Dyke trail start. The Dyke bus is the 77 (catch at the hotel), which is sometimes open-top, but at certain times of the year-autumn/winter this service only runs at the weekend.
There are various car parks and roads along the route, especially at CC7. You may want to do sections and then go back to your car, drive to another car park and do the next section.

Please keep well covered!!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Oruvaq n gerr, ohg or irel pnershy bs gur cevpxyref. Chg lbhe ubbq hc rira, gehfg zr!

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)