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Somerset Monument (Gloucestershire)

A cache by The Wombles Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 10/12/2002
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1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

This is the site of the monument to Lord Somerset, with good views. The cache is a little more difficult to find and out of sight from passing cars. This location is roughly 10 minutes drive from the M4 J18, North along the A46. **News November 2016: the Chancellor has announced money to restore the monument. The monument has never been open since this cache was placed, so we are delighted :-) **

The views from this location are good and excellent from the top of the monument (which opens somewhat erratically).

The monument was built in honour of General Lord Somerset in 1846 who fought with Wellington in the Napoleonic Wars. More information about the monument can be found at this web site.

This cache is an ammo box which has been well concealed slightly off the usual path. You'll need long trousers in most seasons to get to the cache. When replacing the cache please ensure it is hidden as much as possible.

There are places to park just a few hundred yards from the cache, next to the monument, from which you can admire both the monument and the views.

The hint turns this cache into a difficulty rating of one.

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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

haqre n snyyra VPG

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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