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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
Dorridge railway station serves the village of Dorridge in Solihull. The station is served by Chiltern Railways, who manage the station, and also by West Midlands Trains. It is situated 10 1⁄2 miles (16.9 km) south of Birmingham Snow Hill.
The station was built by the Great Western Railway in 1852, on their line from Birmingham to Oxford. In the past, the station was known as Knowle and Dorridge, as it also serves the nearby village of Knowle. Prior to electrification of the former LMS line from London Euston to Birmingham New Street the former GWR London Paddington - Birkenhead Woodside trains passed through the station but did not stop.
The station was renamed from Knowle and Dorridge, to Dorridge on 6 May 1974.
The cache is hidden a short walk from the station in a small wooded area. As the tree cover is quite dense, I have included a spoiler photo to help, but only use it if you really need to.