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Hobnobbing with the Hobgoblin

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Hidden : Wednesday, 11 March 2020
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Geocache Description:

11 March 2020, 19:30 - 20:30

I'm visiting the area for a little caching , walking and studying of interesting geology , and it would be great to meet local cachers or any who are visiting the area, so I'm setting this event in the hope that a 500m (a third of a mile in old money) walk along an unlit but well surfaced lane from the nearest parking to the venue won't put folk off  too much .

It is not possible to drive to the door, hence the slightly unusual terrain rating for an event .


From the parking area ( which is free ) follow the signs and your GPS to Boggle Hole Youth Hostel, which has a cafe/bar open to all , that's where you'll find me , sat at a table with a GPS and some trackables spread out as a sort of secret cacher's handshake ... The staff will point you the right way if I don't find a nice obvious spot ! It would help them to know how many individuals are coming, and if attendees plan to have a meal , so please mention that in your 'will attend'  There's more information about the venue at the YHA website here .

If you are wondering about the walk , this is some detail from the hostel's access statement:

"We do not have any onsite parking. There is ample parking at the top of the hill on Bridge Holm Lane. This is approximately 0.25 miles from the hostel. The car park is free of charge. It is level and surfaced with tarmac, but there is no lighting at night. We strongly advise you to bring a torch if you are arriving after dark, as the lane leading down to the hostel is also unlit .... The lane is surfaced with tarmac. At the bottom of the hill a sloped concrete path leads you on to a narrow wooden footbridge. From the bridge there is a concrete surface leading to the hostel. This slopes steeply upwards towards the building.

Main Entrance and Reception

From the concrete courtyard there are 6 wooden steps up onto a level wooden decking area. There are rope handrails on both sides of the steps. From here there is a rounded lip on the threshold into the Quarterdeck Café and Reception. The floor inside is level and surfaced with wood effect laminate.The café bar is furnished with tables, armchairs, straight backed chairs, barstools and a sofa. You can order hot and cold drinks, snacks during the day and meals in the evening."


Oh, and the event name ? Well , hobnobbing is to mix socially, and a hobgoblin is another name for the kind of mischevious creature whose relatives include boggarts, bogles, and boggles .So sorry, no biscuits promised, altho' you can buy a beer !

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Ovt ohvyqvatf jvgu n terra gevnatyr fvta. Vs lbh ner va gur frn , lbh'ir tbar gbb sne.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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