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VS#233 Rowlands Gill

A cache by TmGrandemotte Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 02/12/2015
1.5 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   small (small)

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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

The Cache is not placed at the above coordinates but is a short walk away. It is part of the Village sign series. This is the first in the village sign series in the North East of England

Between 2004 and 2007 the Northern Kites Project re-introduced 94 red kites into the lower Derwent Valley. This Project was unique; whereas the previous ones had been carried out in rural areas, this one brought back the kites to a semi-urban environment. It was in 2006 that red kites began to breed in the region for the first time after an absence of 170 years. The core area for the kites is the Lower Derwent Valley but as the population increases they are slowly becoming more widely distributed.

In 2013 new village destination signs were installed at the east and west approaches to Rowlands Gill in Gateshead, they feature steel sculptures of a red kite fashioned by a north east artist.The birds weigh in at 30 kilos and each was created from two sheets of steel which were forged, shaped and then joined together.

“The people of Rowlands Gill are justifiably proud of these majestic birds which grace their skies each day. These signs will welcome both residents and visitors”. One of the local bus services is called the 'Red Kite', the local mini supermarket has a mural depicting them above their door and the village school has made them part of their school crest

The cache is located at N54 (E-B-G)(J-G).(A+B)(J-H)(C-B) W001 4(A+B+F).(B+G)(D-J+B+A)(C-G)

The answers you need are on the sign, there is a BS EN sticker ABCDE-F:GHIJ

If anybody would like to expand the Village Sign Series, please do. I would ask that you request a number for your cache first at so we can keep track of the Village Sign numbers and names to avoid duplication.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

qba'g yrg guvf fghzc lbh

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)