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theclosefamily: Telephone and cache both missing so time for this one to go.


SideTracked - Copplestone (DM17)

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Hidden : 04/16/2017
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Size: Size:   small (small)

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Geocache Description:

This is a simple multi cache in the village of Copplestone.


The posted co-ordinates will take you to Copplestone Railway Station. It is situated on the Tarka Line which runs between Exeter and Barnstaple and is operated by Great Western Railway. The station was opened by the North Devon Railway on 1st August 1854 and has just one platform.


There are plenty of places to park on-street close to the station. The geocache is just a short walk away. Please note that you will be required to cross a small section of road to get the cache and the cache itself is situated close to said road so please exercise caution when caching with children or animals.


PLEASE replace the cache EXACTLY as found as it wedges in place just so. The container is camo taped which doesn't seem necessary whilst it is in situ but were it to fall from its resting place it would help it to stay concealed for a while longer.



To find the geocache you must collect the following information and convert into co-ordinates.


How many large rectangular wooden planters are there in total to your left as you walk onto the platform? A


What time does the first train arrive at this station on a Saturday? 06:BC


According to the timeline at the top of one of the info boards how many minutes is it to Morchard Road? D mins


To the far end of the platform past all of the wooden planters is a signpost with 6 numbers on it. Which number appears twice? E


How many times are the words 'MIND THE STEP' painted on the edge of the platform? F


In the shelter is a payphone. The number is 01363 84XYZ.



Cache can be found at:


N50 YX.(A+B)B(X-Y) W003 DE.(C+F)(Z+B)(Y-F)

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Gurer vf bayl Bar Jnl gb svaq guvf pnpur

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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