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REALLY SideTracked - Grotton

A cache by callum112233 & scaryclone Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 05/04/2015
1.5 out of 5
1 out of 5

Size: Size:   small (small)

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Geocache Description:

Although not a traditional 'sidetracked' cache, as the tracks are no longer there. This cache takes you to Grotton railway station which was closed for good in 1955.

Grotton railway station was opened on 5th July 1856. It was located to the west of Greenfield and Uppermill and to the east of Oldham. The line branched off at Greenfield and travelled west to Oldham, via stations at: Grasscroft, Grotton, Lees, Glodwick Rd and then onto Oldham. This cache is located near the west portal of Lydgate tunnel, which lies under the village of Lydgate and emerges at Grasscroft.

The station today is still clearly visible with most of the eastbound platform in good condition, albeit a bit overgrown and the station building is now a residential property.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Vs lbh jrer gb or pngpuvat n genva, lbh jbhyq or fgbbq nobir gur pnpur.

Decryption Key


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