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VS#486 Istead Rise

A cache by MysteriousSue Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 03/15/2016
1.5 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

Another contribution to the wonderful Village Sign series.

Istead Rise is a village that forms part of the district of Gravesham.  Its population (according to Wiki in 2016) is >3,400.  The village includes St Barnabas Church (founded in 1957), a primary school and a small parade of shops.  The village sign is located near to the shops, where you can park for a closer look.

The sign reflects Istead Rise's history as a faming community, situated along the North Down's Way.  During the 1860s, several pig farms operated in the area, including those on the site of the current school and along Downs Road.  Orchards once grew where the Community Centre fields now lie and Flower Hill Way was once the site of a flower farm.  The shops are located on what was once known as Frog Island (the name is still used by the local Morris dancing group).  The sign incorporates pigs, apples, flowers and the church into its design.

To find the cache, please collect the following information about the village sign:

Number of pigs: A

Number of horses: B

Number of tractors: C

Number of yellow dots around the base of the sign: D


The cache can be found at:     

N51 24.(A+B+C) (B+C) (A+B)   E000 20.(A+B+D) (A+D) (A+B+D)

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)

Haqre onex

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)