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The Willow Man - Virtual Reward 2.0

A cache by Redroaming Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 06/04/2019
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1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   virtual (virtual)

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Geocache Description:

Over the many years since moving to live in the wonderful south-west of England, I have travelled hundreds of times up and down the M5 either with anticipation of my trip ahead or with longing to get back home again however much I enjoyed my trip. This journey has been enhanced since September 2000 when Willow Man was erected on the west side [going north] just south of Junction 23 in Somerset, so much so that however much I look forward to my future destination, I feel sad that I am leaving him behind - and very happy that I am passing him again on my way home!

The Willow Man is a large sculpture by Serena de la Hey commissioned by South West Arts for the Year of the Artist and was unveiled in September 2000 marking the millennium and celebrates the role of willow in the ecology and craft tradition of the Somerset Levels. Sadly the first sculpture was burnt down by arson in 2001 but thankfully rebuilt by Serena later that year, and now has a circular moat to prevent further damage.


There is NO HIDDEN CONTAINER as this is a Virtual Cache but you do need to visit the given coordinates to qualify to log this cache as found. Please do not include your answers in your Found It log but send them to me either by using the Groundspeak message system or email BEFORE YOU LOG YOUR FIND PLEASE.

1. What is the article hanging within the boundary fence?

2. What is the wording on the signs on the outside of the boundary fence?

3. How many of these signs are there? - you will need to walk around to answer this one correctly!

4. Upload a photograph to your log as proof that you have been to the given coordinates which can be a selfie, contain part of you, your GPS in your hand – any photo that proves you have been there!

FINALLY enjoy your visit!

Virtual Rewards 2.0 - 2019/2020

This Virtual Cache is part of a limited release of Virtuals created between June 4, 2019 and June 4, 2020. Only 4,000 cache owners were given the opportunity to hide a Virtual Cache. Learn more about Virtual Rewards 2.0 on the Geocaching Blog.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


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