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Sham Castle (Bath, NE Somerset)

A cache by The Wombles Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 9/14/2002
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2.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

Sham castle is on the south rim above Bath with superb views over the city. It is suitable for children and picnics. You don't need to cross barbed wire to find this but barbed wire is close so be careful.

Sham castle was built in 1762 as a "Sham" or folly, partly to experiment with building styles and techniques and partly to provide an interesting building to see. It was built by Ralph Allen who was also responsible for "Prior Park", a NT house in Bath.

It has an excellent position overlooking the city where you could picnic and admire the views.

The difficulty is a result of the tree cover and the muliple possible hiding places. The cache is a larger ammo box.

In order to get to the cache you can either walk along the Skyline Walk (highly recommended) or park nearby. The closest point is the Bath Golf Club but this is private.

For more information on the City of Bath visit this web site.

Beware of old barbed wire in a few places near the cache. Stay in the field; you can’t access the cache if you cross the wall / barbed wire into the woods.

Thanks to Gary & Jane for the idea resulting in this cache.

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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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