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SideTracked - Guildford Traditional Geocache

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Long Man: This cache appears to have been missing for some time. Would the owner please check this cache and see if it still in place or give an indication of when it may be sorted out. Otherwise it should be archived. If there is no response to this log after 30 days I will archive the cache. In the meantime I am disabling it.


  • You are responsible for occasional visits to your cache to ensure it is in proper working order, especially when someone reports a problem with the cache (missing, damaged, wet, etc.), or posts a Needs Maintenance log. Temporarily disable your cache to let others know not to search for it until you have addressed the problem. You are permitted a reasonable amount of time – generally up to 4 weeks – in which to check on your cache. If a cache is not being maintained, or has been temporarily disabled for an unreasonable length of time, we may archive the listing.

Could the cache owner please place a note on the cache page so that other cachers and I can see what your intentions are.

Please DO NOT send an email about this cache in case I don't receive it. Posting a note will ensure your cache does not get archived in error.

Long Man
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Hidden : 01/30/2016
2 out of 5
1 out of 5

Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

Sidetracked Guildford

This is at least the 3rd iteration of this cache, I hope it will stay around for a while.

About SideTracked Caches

This cache belongs to the SideTracked series. It is not designed to take you to a magical place with a breath taking view. Its a distraction for the weary traveller, but anyone else can go and find it too. More Information can be found at the SideTracked Website


About Guildford Station


Guildford railway station is at one of three main railway junctions on the Portsmouth Direct Line and serves the town of Guildford in Surrey, England. It is 30.3 miles (48 km) from London Waterloo.
It provides an interchange station for two other railway lines: the North Downs Line northwards towards Reading, which has a connection to Aldershot; the same line eastwards to Redhill; and the New Guildford Line, the alternative route to Waterloo, via Cobham or Epsom.

In preparing this cache I have realised that there is absolutely no redeeming photogenic quality to Guildford station, never before has the opening paragraph of a sidetracked cache page been more correct.  There are nicer areas of Guildford and, if you are visiting the area, I'd recommend a quick dash up the cobbled high street and down the lanes between the old coaching inns, much better than here - really.

There follows the least offensive picture of Guildford station I could find in well over half an hour of web searches.

Guildford Station"Guildford station from bridge" by Arriva436 - Own work. Licensed under Public Domain via Commons.

The Cache

You are looking for a camouflaged micro at ground level.  I consider this to be wheelchair accessible - but please let me know if I'm mistaken.  Quite a high muggle area but please be especially wary of the takeaway shop opposite.


Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Oraq qbja. Orgjrra zrgny naq oevpx.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)