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Ye Ole Survey Monuments Memorial Cache Mystery Cache

Hidden : 05/27/2017
1.5 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

The cache is not at the posted coordinates. The posted coordinates are the location of YSM0001 Failand, the very first of the Ye Ole Survey Monuments.

This cache is dedicated to the fond memory of outforthehunt's GC45CC - Ye Ole Survey Monuments (YOSM) Cache.

It’s objective was:
“The cache will be moved around the UK and Geocachers from all areas will get a chance to log it. You will be searching for a specific survey monument, pillar, surface block, rivet, or bolt. Any of the past posted trigs can be logged.”

For over 15 years that was true. During that time it resided in 755 locations around the UK and was visited by over 3000 cachers recording more than 24000 finds and allotting 691 favourite points, until suddenly, and without warning, it all ended.

But we remember.

To find this cache you will need to solved this simple puzzle

Walton Hill, Ribblesdale, Carnanmore

Reay, Walpole St Peters, North Blyth

You can use the geochecker below to verify your result.

If you'd care to share any stories of your continuing YOSM adventures, please feel free to leave a "Write note" log here with the applicable information as described in the checker

Sometime around 2010 I (sniffadogz) started the generation of the YOSM statistics and development of the website to display them. In recent years Mark (Orlando's Rat ) took on the data collection activity. However, all good things must come to an end and the YOSM website has now been closed down. The final statistics from Mark can be found here. The list of the final 770 YOSMs is here .

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Chmmyr: Gur nggnpurq svyr znl or hfrshy. Pnpur: Va purpxre.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)