About SideTracked Caches
This cache belongs to the SideTracked series. It is not designed to take you to a magical place with a breath taking view. Its a distraction for the weary traveller, but anyone else can go and find it too. More Information can be found at the SideTracked Website
About Cefn Onn Halt
Cefn Onn Halt railway station was a halt on the Rhymney Line between Cardiff and Rhymney. The line opened in 1871. In 1911 Cefn Onn Park was laid out by Ernest Prosser, General Manager of the Taff Vale, Cardiff, and Rhymney Railway Companies. His intention was to create a woodland estate and house on the land. After his death in 1933, the estate was then inherited by a nephew, Donald S. Prosser, who sold it to Cardiff Council in 1944 and the station was opened soon after to provide passenger transport to the park.
Cefn Onn Halt was a request-only stop and was replaced in the 80s by Lisvane & Thornhill, a short distance to the south. Cefn Onn Halt closed on 27 September 1986.
The bridge connecting the two platforms was removed in 1999.
Further information and photos of Cefn Onn Halt can be found at:
The cache itself is near the top of the path leading down to the east platform, almost opposite where the bridge was. Cache is a few feet off the main path to the East. GPS readings that I took varied wildly when I took them, sorry if my average seems a little out. The cache is near Cefn Onn Park but cannot be access directly, you will need to go back out to Cherry Orchard Road or out of the park to the north to cross the railway after it enters the tunnel.
Parking is available at the nearby Lisvane & Thornhill station or at Cefn Onn Park.
There is a mystery thematic swag item for FTF - even I don't know what it is! If you take it please post a photo so I can find out!