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Cursus Cache (Wilts)

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Hidden : 11/26/2002
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Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

The Cursus is a vast Neolithic ditched enclosure to the north of Stonehenge. It is some 100 metres wide, and was originally over a mile and a half long, but is now much reduced by ploughing. It was named by 18th-century archaeologist William Stukeley, who believed it to have been a racecourse. Its original purpose is a matter of speculation, but it may have been a processional avenue. The cache is not on the Cursus but outside it, near its western end.

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From the roundabout near the new visitor centre you can drive toward the site of the old Stonehenge car park which was at N 51 10.817 W 001 49.702. You should be able to park on one of the bridleways near the end of the road. From there it's about two thirds of a mile to the cache, mostly across rough grassland which can be muddy in places and is usually dotted with cow pats whether or not there are cows there. Walking time is around fifteen to twenty minutes each way. The cache is just (only just) under tree cover, so GPS readings may not be spot on.

This is a small cache. The container is a camouflaged 1100ml lock and lock box.

When replacing the cache, please ensure that it is hidden from all angles, and is fully into its hiding place.


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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Gnxr n srj cnprf va sebz gur arj tngr. Gura gnxr svir cnprf yrsg.

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(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



  • Barrows nearbyBarrows between The Cursus and the approach route to the cache.
  • SunsetSunset near the cache.

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