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VS #1121 Aldreth Multi-cache

Hidden : 11/23/2017
1.5 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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About Village Sign Caches


This cache belongs to the Village Sign Series, a series of caches based on ornate signs that depict the heritage, history and culture of the villages that put them up (generally on the village green!).

The signs can be made of different materials from fibreglass to wood, from forged steel to stone. They can depict anything from local industry to historical events. The tradition probably started in Norfolk or Suffolk and has now spread across most of the country so we thought we would base a series on them!

More information, bookmarks and statistics can be found at the Village Signs Website

If anybody would like to expand the Village Sign Series, please do.
I would ask that you request a number for your cache first at
so we can keep track of the Village Sign numbers and names to avoid duplication.

Aldreth is a hamlet in Cambridgeshire with about 260 residents (2001 census). It is located near the larger village of Haddenham (where the population is listed) and falls under the same Parish council. Aldreth is surrounded by fenland on all sides and the River Great Ouse, or the Old West as the locals call it, runs close by. Aldreth has no church.

Aldreth shares an annual village open day, Blossoms & Bygones, with neighbouring village Haddenham. Features of the day include tractor rides and vintage car and tractor displays, while many residents throw open their gardens to visitors. Blossoms & Bygones celebrated its 40th Anniversary in 2011 with a VE Day theme, that saw the villagers of Aldreth dress up as if it was 1940.[1] They also have geocaching by the river which is good for dog walkers and explorers.

According to one place-name authority, the name "Aldreth" occurs as "Alreheða" in the Pipe rolls, under the year 1170, and means "Landing-place by the alders", from a combination of the Old English words for "alder" and "hythe". The name also occurs a number of times in the text of the 12th century Liber Eliensis, as "Alreheðe", with one variant as "Alhereðe". The origin of the name There are other theories about how Aldreth got its name. Here are the most popular ones: It may be a derivation of the words Alder Hithe (the old shore), which relates to the Old West river flowing near Aldreth. It could also come from the words Alder Reche (the old reach), which also relates to the Old West river.

The cache is a short walk from the village sign so please do not go climbing all over it!

The cache is a 60ml pot (or a camo 30ml tube) but is NOT at the published coordinates so please don't go climbing all over it.

Visit the waypoint which is the village sign and answer a question to find the coordinates of the cache.

On the building next to the sign there is a stone saying This stone was laid by J Gifford on A BCth DEFG

The cache can be found at N52 (A-C)F.C(B+C)(B+C) E 000 FA.D(G/2)(C-B)

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

onfr bs yrsg unaq tngr cbfg haqre fgbarf

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)