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REALLY SideTracked - Great Linford Traditional Cache

Hidden : 04/09/2016
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About SideTracked

We have Motorway Mayhem. We have A-Road Anarchy. But what about public transport users? SideTracked Caches are intended to provide quick Cache-and-dashes at Train Stations.

REALLY SideTracked series are a slight anomaly. These are placed at the site of old closed stations. They can therefore vary a bit from the norm.


Great Linford railway station was a station on the Wolverton to Newport Pagnell line. It served the village of Great Linford, Buckinghamshire, but is now part of Milton Keynes.

The station was built next to the Linford Wharf on the Grand Union Canal and opened to traffic in 1867. The station consisted of a brick built station building, and single platform.

The last passenger train ran on 5 September 1964 and the last goods train passed through on 22 May 1967



Whilst the station building was demolished the old platform remains intact.  The old platform has recently been revitalised with some fresh planting, a lick of paint and a new sign! The trackbed through the station has been converted into a cycle way (imaginatively called “Railway Walk”), forming part of the Milton Keynes Redway system.

It is something of a motorway within the Redway system as there are no road crossings for several miles, meaning that you do have to be constantly on the lookout for: commuters on bikes; dog walkers (be especially careful of those extending leads!); leisure cyclists; children going to and from school and groups of drunks coming home from the pub!  (Not all at the same time of course!)  In fact, it is so busy that I suspect more people use it now than they did when it was an actual train line!


The Cache:

You are looking for a cache designed to blend into its surroundings.  Please ensure that you return it in the correct orientation!  You’ll need to bring your own pen (and probably tweezers) as there is only room for the log book.

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