Skip to content


VS# 1585 Batford

A cache by Keeler1 Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 12/04/2018
2 out of 5
1 out of 5

Size: Size:   micro (micro)

Join now to view geocache location details. It's free!


How Geocaching Works

Please note Use of services is subject to the terms and conditions in our disclaimer.

Geocache Description:

Village signs is a series of caches based on the ornate signs that depict the heritage, history and culture of the villages that put them up (normally on the village green!).

Welcome to Batford.

Batford Village Sign.

Located at the bottom end of Harpenden, Batford was once a village in its own right. This attractive spot on the River Lea is home to Batford Springs, the local nature reserve, which runs alongside the river and the village green.

The large red brick building at the southern end of the village between the river and the Lower Luton Road was originally a water mill, it is now used as offices and the river has been diverted around the building.

During WWII a large prisoner of war camp was located in Batford adjoining what is now Common Lane. Prisoners were present there until about 1947. When vacated, the camp buildings were used to house local people who were waiting for housing. Within a few years, a large housing estate was built on the site of the POW camp by the local authority.

The cache is hidden close to a busy road. Stealth is required and please take care when crossing.

If anybody would like to expand this series please do. I would just ask that you let Smokeypugs know first so they can keep track of the Village Sign numbers and names to avoid duplication.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

YUF, Oruvaq 'G'

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

Reviewer notes

Use this space to describe your geocache location, container, and how it's hidden to your reviewer. If you've made changes, tell the reviewer what changes you made. The more they know, the easier it is for them to publish your geocache. This note will not be visible to the public when your geocache is published.