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7L1 GATE (Multi) - CHARLIE's 7TH LOOP

A cache by MTQ2010 Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 03/05/2016
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
2.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

Charlie’s 7th Loop. 5mls long. Good Parking. An interesting route on open fields, gravelled paths by the river, garden Centre, Caldecote lake, GU canal and   Waterhall Park paths.

With Field puzzles to do. Tweezers, pen and paper needed.

There is a BONUS. Collect the four numbered letters as you proceed.


Good free parking at the start.  N51° 59.600  W0° 42.39.200. 

Also three other spots, Dobbies Garden centre on the A5, The Rugby Club opposite Dobbies off the A5 and The south end of Watershall Park at  N51 58.690  W 00 42.872

Walking Direction: Best carried out in numerical order, to avoid back tracking on some multis!!


WARNING and NOTES

LONG TROUSERS NEEDED FOR A 20m LENGTH IN SUMMER AS NETTLES

1.There may be sheep or cattle in the first two caches.

2 There are a couple of caches that may/will be affected by brambles possibly later in the year. (Helps muggle pinching, sorry)

3. There is one busy road crossing. Access is straight accros on a straight section, be patient.

4. Obviously a canal and a small River Ouzel, keep small children under control.

5. It has some muggle areas, just be brave and get the cache. There are some odd ones where you may feel to obvious, but if you see the cache or the attached green cord (to reduce random muggle pinching), please just sign the web you have found it. But not the Field Puzzles!

6. We have placed some intersting Field Puzzles all around this loop, with all the information in the box. We have put two copies of the puzzles in each one, as we realise most cachers go around in pairs and all the puzzles are generally children friendly as well.. 

7. Please put in your visit log whether any maintenance is required on any of the caches.

8.The river can flood at odd times, low caches have been tied to trees to avoid floating away, please respect.


CHARLIE, HAS HIS EYES ON YOU!!

Charlie our lovely liver/white Welsh Springer Spaniel, has enjoyed spending time setting all these caches for your enjoyment.

Well over 160 caches hidden now, all on their various daily exercise walks from home. (Poor old MTQ and missus!!)

Hints are generally good to help you find the cache quickly and get off. Although for hint free caching, the Title will help.

We enjoy reading all your logs, so just a few new words on each cache, if possible, would be great for us. 

Favourite points are always nice as well!

ROUTE: From the car park, go over the bridge. There is a bridleway sign to the left. Through this gate and around to the multi-gate..DO NOT GO OVER BRIDGE THAT SAYS PRIVATE ROAD.

After solving the multi and final coordinates, go accross small field, (LONG TROUSERS NEEDED FOR 20M IN THE SUMMER AS NETTLES THERE) through a few gates,(farm building on your right) And along field edge until a small bridge is met. 

After solving the puzzle, return back the way you came picking up 7L2 on the way.

MULTI CACHE AND A FIELD PUZZLE:

1st Stage: On the swinging metal item.

How many main horizontal metal bars are there? Answer is Q.

Cache is hidden at N51 59.2Q1  W 00 42.67Q

Cache is hidden at far end of bridge.

FIELD PUZZLE

In the box there is an array of numbers. Only 3 of the 0-9 digits appear 3 times, the others appear 4 times. These three numbers are used, in ascending order as A, B, C to find the key for the padlock.  (there are two copies of puzzle, to allow two sets of eyes!)

N 5A 59.25A W 00 42.6CB

The key is not far away, less than 10m.

Don’t forget the BONUS letters and numbers.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

PNPUR. Ng A51 59.2D1 J00 42.67D. Vg vf uvqqra haqre oevqtr ng sne raq.. Terra pbeq gvrq gb fueho gb fgbc vg sybngvat njnl!
CHMMYR Frys rkcynangbel.
XRL:- Xrl unf n terra gjvar ba naq vf unatvat irel pybfr ol ng A 5N 59.25N J 00 42.675. Ba n fznyy ubbx, nobhg 2 sg hc.. Whfg ghpxrq bhg bs ivrj. Cyrnfr unat pnershyyl nsgre.

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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