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VS #122 - Fowlmere

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Hidden : 05/20/2014
2 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

Village signs is a series of caches based on the ornate signs that depict the heritage, history and culture of the villages that put them up (normally on the village green!).

This cache is a 30ml tube and is NOT at the published coordinates.

Fowlmere is one of the southernmost villages in Cambridgeshire. The population of the civil parish at the 2011 Census was 1,206. It is very close to the Imperial War Museum Duxford, and 9 miles (14 km) southwest of the city of Cambridge. The village has an ancient landmark called the ‘Round Moat’, which is the remains of an early Saxon settlement dating from around the ninth century.

Fowlmere Airfield, formerly RAF Fowlmere, near the edge of the village, was the location for the RAF Station and transferred to the United States Army Air Force (USAAF) for use by their 339th Fighter Group during World War II. The Group flew its first combat mission on 30 April 1944, and its last on 21 April 1945. Modern Air was established at the airfield during September 1990 by Derick Gunning and Anna McDowell. Now the airfield provides pilots with self-fly Piper aircraft and servicing, as well as PPL training.

To find this cache you need to visit the village sign at the published coordinates and look on the ground a couple of foot away from the sign where you will see a drain cover.

On the drain cover is a circle with some writing in and then another circle inside that with three letters that are the same. The letter converted into a number (for example A = 1, B = 2 and so on) will give you A.

B = A - 1

The cache can be found at N52 05.A(A-B)(A+B) E000 04.(B+B)(A+A)(B-B)

The cache is a short walk from the village sign so please do not go climbing all over it!

If anybody would like to expand this series please do. I would just ask that you let SmokeyPugs know first so they can keep track of the Village Sign numbers and names to avoid duplication.


Additional Hints (Decrypt)

onfr bs gerr

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)