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Deceangi: Rather than keep this cache temporarily disabled (which should only be used for shortish periods) I'm archiving it. If/when the cache is ever replaced I'll gladly unarchive it assuming it still meets the guidelines.

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Boudicca's Stone

A cache by Chris n Maria Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 4/5/2003
Difficulty:
4.5 out of 5
Terrain:
2.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

A chance to visit the Iron-Age hill fort of Loughton Camp.

This cache is on the London Geocaching Tube Map

This cache is part of a series planted for the cache bash on 5th April 2003.

This Iron Age hill fort and another in the forest at Ambresbury Banks are rumoured to have been camps used by Boudicca queen of the Iceni who rebelled against roman rule in the 1st century A.D. click here for the full story.

The "hillfort" is roughly oval in shape. It encloses 2.6 hectares and occupies the end of a spur with extensive views to the south (when all the trees were chopped down!) a stream rising in marshy ground in the south-east corner is an unusual feature. The steep hill slope on the W and SW adds to the strength of the single V shaped ditch (2.7meters deep). The original entrance has not been identified.


This cache is designed to be hard to find - it is a Micro containing just a logbook and pencil, it is not in a standard cache container and is under significant tree cover ....Good-Luck. the clue is split into several parts so as not to make things too easy straight away.

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Why not visit Chris's Gallery of Epping Forest photography

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[Warm]Jung ner lbh ybbxvat sbe? - Gurer vf n pyhr va gur anzr bs gur pnpur. [Warmer]Rqtr bs gur rzonaxzrag. [Hot]Svaq Pngul Ebl 7/4/79. [Boiling] Va gur gbc bs gur ubyybj fghzc.

Decryption Key

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

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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  • Excavators MapThe existence of Loughton Camp was unknown until discovered by Mr Harris Cowper in 1872 who has received little credit or attention in recent years for his tremendous historical revelation. What tales the camp could tell if only its secrets could be unlocked. An attempt to do just that took place in 1882 when the Essex Field Club excavated the banks in three places — indicated on this drawing. It is interesting to note the addition of the words 'Turpin's Cave' as there are at least two other locations in Epping Forest which vie for this dubious privilege.

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