About SideTracked Caches
This cache belongs to the SideTracked series. It is not designed to take you to a magical place with a breath taking view. It's a distraction for the weary traveller, but anyone else can go and find it too. More Information can be found at the SideTracked Website
Reedsmouth was the spelling used by the North British Railway when the station opened. They stubbornly kept that spelling rather than Redesmouth, the name of the nearby village. The station was locally known as Reedsmouth Junction, although all signs and timetables did not use the suffix.
A village around the railway was created by NBR, adding to the few local dwellings. A row of cottages was later accompanied with a shop and a mission hall.
Reedsmouth Station closed to passengers on the 15th October 1956, but remained open for goods traffic and passenger excursions until 1963. The station stood derelict for many years, but some of the buildings have since been adopted for residential use. You will pass them if you walk in from the North side on the public footpath.
The cache itself is hidden a short walk past the old station. I was with two other geocachers on a charity walk - we thought this was a good place to hide a cache. It's behind a small building which appears to been some kind of workman's hut. If anyone has any further info on this small building I'd love to hear about it.
There's a nearby Walker Dan Oldie (GCEC24) which is well worth a visit if you haven't already found it.