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REALLY SideTracked - Bishops Lydeard (Jigsaws) Mystery Cache

Hidden : 09/12/2021
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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


Today the station has two operational platforms. It is the headquarters of the West Somerset Railway Association which provides volunteer support for the railway and the Associations's Quantock Belle dining car train is based here.

The original south western No.1 platform, was extended yet further towards Taunton by the WSR to allow for dual-platform departure. The old goods shed has been restored and is used as a visitor centre and museum; its artefacts includes a GWR sleeping car, and the Taunton Model Railway Club’s model railway layout. The original station offices with modern toilets are now used by the West Somerset Railway Association.

The northern 1906-built platform, No.2, is today the stations main operating platform. Accessed via a carpark to its rear, it contains the ticket office, toilets and a shop, and the now enclosed signal box, with a similar platform extension towards Taunton. This extension provided for the inclusion of the Taunton-facing platform No.3 but this is only operated as a siding as it has no direct connection to the running lines. It is normally used to house the "Quantock Belle" dining cars.

The northern locomotive stabling yard is also based here (northeast of No.2, not accessible to the public), which is where visiting locomotives arriving by road are unloaded onto the WSR.

This is a Mystery Cache!

The cache is not at the Posted Coords!

There are Six Jigsaw Puzzles to solve that will allow you to collect some info, you will then need to do some simple maths which will give you the correct coords to find the cache! 

Get your pen and paper ready!

To start Jigsaw Puzzle 1 use the link below.

To start Jigsaw Puzzle 2 use the link below.

To start Jigsaw Puzzle 3 use the link below.

To start Jigsaw Puzzle 4 use the link below.

To start Jigsaw Puzzle 5 use the link below.

Now for the maths!

The cache can be found at: N 51 03.(A)(A-B)(E-D)-A)  W 003 11.(D)(E-D)(C/A)

Hope you find the cache!

Happy Caching!



Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Ybbx sbe n fznyy fghzc, tebhaq yriry, va vil!

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)