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SideTracked - Coryton

A cache by niajp Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 8/27/2017
In South Wales, United Kingdom
2.5 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

This cache belongs to the SideTracked series. More information can be found at the SideTracked website

A simple multi cache a short walk from the station. As it may not be immediately obvious how to access the final location, there is an option to calculate an intermediate stage (trailhead) which will help point the way through the residential area. Parking is very limited by the station as it is itself in a residential area, so please be respectful and considerate to locals in parking should you choose to drive to this cache. Wheelchair users should be able to get to GZ but may need help in reaching the final cache hide. 

The final GZ is VERY muggle heavy, so please be discreet when retrieving, and make sure the cache is well hidden when you replace it, with camouflage if possible.

If you can, it's worth timing your visit so that you can watch a train passing (quarter to and quarter past the hour - MOST of the time, but no service on Sundays), the drivers are very friendly on this line and usually wave at passersby - often they'll toot the horn as well. We have spent a great deal of time with all of our geokids entertained in this way!

Coryton station on the Coryton branch line just north of Cardiff opened in March 1911 as Coryton Halt and was given its current name in 1969. Originally the line continued further south to destinations including Nantgarw and Rhydfelin, but the line was closed beyond this point in 1952. Periodically plans have been proposed to reopen the line, but none have ever come to fruition. 

The listed co-ordinates will take you to one of the station entrances. At the station there is a plaque giving the date the station was adopted.

If this date is written in figures (date:month:year), convert it to ABCDEFGH and use the following formula to calculate the final co-ordinates and optional trailhead. 

Final - N51 (A+B)A.BDE     W003 A(A+B).HA(A+D+E)

Trailhead - N51 (A+B)A.BC(H-1)     W003 A(A+B).HAD

Happy caching!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Va gur gerr

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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Current Time:
Last Updated: on 10/13/2017 7:24:07 AM Pacific Daylight Time (2:24 PM GMT)
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum

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