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Tunnel Vision (Staffordshire)

A cache by MarcB (adopted by HS then tangoA&J) Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 12/26/2002
Difficulty:
3 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

The next installment of the "Road to the Wrekin" series is a bit off the beaten track, on the bank of the Shropshire Union canal which runs through Gnosall.

This is the third in a set of seven caches in the “Road to the Wrekin” series. The first 6 caches are just off the A518, which runs from Uttoxeter to Telford through Staffordshire and Shropshire.

  1. The Urn
  2. Any Fort In A Storm(Now archived)
  3. Tunnel Vision*
  4. Broad Hill Revisited
  5. Aqualate Mere
  6. Crisis Point
  7. Wrekin Havoc!

There are two places you could park...

N52 46.694 W2 15.956

A longer walk but a nice pub nearby and great scenery. Using this route, walk up the canal, through the tunnel (kiss goodbye to your signal- it will come back though) and carry on until you are near the bridge you can see in the distance. Work your way up the bank and have a search close to the path at the top of the bank.

N52 46.210 W2 15.377

Much closer than route 1. Park by the bridge and go onto the path on the side of the bank.

NOTES

  • Make sure the lid of the box is on tight when you are finished.
  • The canal towpath and the area around can get very muddy when wet.
  • In your internet log make a note of which route you took :D.
  • Don't forget to hide the cache well when you are finished.
  • The best of luck!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Gnxr gur cngu nybat gur gbc bs gur onax. Gur pnpur vf nobhg 5-6sg hc, ghpxrq va na vil pbirerq gerr fghzc whfg bss gur cngu.

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
-------------------------
N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

Find...

  • The TunnelThis is what you'll see if you take route 1.
  • Route 1 accessLooking back from the towpath with the pub and bridge in the background.
  • Tunnel VisionTry this at night if you dare! During the day bats live in the holes in the ceiling of Cowley Tunnel
  • Tunnel ExitRoute 1 walkers, your destination is the bridge in the distance.

474 Logged Visits

Found it 441     Didn't find it 11     Write note 18     Temporarily Disable Listing 1     Owner Maintenance 2     Update Coordinates 1     

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