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REALLY SideTracked - West Bay Multi-Cache

Hidden : 08/07/2018
2 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

West Bay station c1910

West Bay station

West Bay railway station was the terminus of the Bridport Railway in western Dorset, England. In 1879 the Great Western Railway held the operating licence for the original Bridport Railway which ran as far as Bridport town. GWR decided to extend the railway to Bridport Harbour, construction started in 1883 and the line opened on 31 March 1884.

The station was called West Bay by the GWR in order to encourage holiday traffic.

West Bay beach 1941

West Bay beach 2018

The line between West Bay and Bridport closed to passengers in 1930. It continued to operate for goods services until its final closure in 1962.

To find the cache firstly find the the carriage at the coordinates then count the number of sleepers in the remaining section of track, don't forget to include those under the carriage: - AB

The cache can be found at N50 42.A (B-B) B W002 45.(A-B) (A-1) (B/3)

You will need tweezers

Many thanks to the Bridport Museum for allowing me to use their old photos to illustrate this cache, if anyone is interested, they have an extensive photo collection of the area on Flickr.

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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Unatvat arkg gb vil pbirerq cbfg. Ynetr pnzb ovfba.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)