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Esrum Cash Plain

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Hidden : 4/5/2003
In Denmark
Difficulty:
2.5 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:




Before you can log this cache you can look forward to a nice walk in “Pengesletten” in Munkevang in the Northeastern part of Grib Skov by Esrum Sø.

Før du logger denne cache, kan du se frem til en dejlig tur på “Pengesletten” i Munkevang i den nordøstlige del af Grib Skov ved Esrum Sø.


Pengesletten (The Money Plain): In a map from 1793 the area south of Munkevang (Munk’s Field) is called “Pengesletten”, and here sits the great “Pengesten” (Money Stone) at pos. N56° 01.588' E12° 21.558'. It is said that is was here the forest workers came to receive their wages, which previously had been collected by a colleague on his comrades’ behalf. In 1908 there was an attempt to find a supposed hidden treasure beneath “Pengestenen”.

The word Gribskov contains the old Danish designation “grib”, which e.g. in “gribsjord” indicates an area which is not owned by anyone in particular, i.e. originally some kind of common forest.

Gribskov and Esrum Sø (Esrum Lake) are parts of the former Crown’s Estate. Today the area is national property. Gribskov covers 13.591 acres and is the second largest of the old Danish forests. Esrum Sø covers 4.290 acres and is the second largest lake in Denmark.

The local place names Blå Port (Blue Gate) and Sand Port (Sand Gate) indicate the location of the fields of the former stud farms. From the days of King Christian IV (1588-1648) Esrum Kloster's Ladegård (the barn yard of Esrum Monastery) was used for stabeling horses from the royal stud farm. In the summer the horses grazed in the so called stud fields in Gribskov. There were only few trees in fenced in fields which situated by the banks of Esrum Sø. In the beginning of the last century the stud farming was abandoned and the fields were used for regular wood production. Running through the fields you will find “Denmark’s most beautiful forest road” - Søvej (Lake Road). The original names of these fields are still used (from north towards south): Krogdalsvang, Munkevang, Tumlingevang, Fendrikvang, Gravervang and Pibervang. Every field was fenced in by a stone fence with wattles on top and the roads were blocked by gates which names’ are still in use. In the repective fields horses of a distinct colour grazed: Blue mouldy in Pibervang and Gravervang, black or chestnut brown mouldy in Fendrikvang and Tumlingevang and coal black mouldy in Munkevang and Krogdalsvang. Every field had an assigned ‘field man’ as horse keeper. The four nice forest guard’s houses you will find today by the banks of Esrum Sø were built where the field men’s houses were situated before.

The cache is as of April 3, 2004 a white 1 liters cultura-'yoghurt'-container.


Pengesletten: På et kort fra 1793 er området syd for Munkevang betegnet som “Pengesletten”, og her står den store “Pengesten” ved N56° 01.588' E12° 21.558'. Det siges, at det var her skovarbejderne i sin tid mødte op og modtog deres løn af en kollega, der havde hentet pengene for sine kammerater. I 1908 blev der gravet efter en formodet skjult skat under stenen.

Ordet Gribskov indeholder den gamle danske betegnelse “grib”, der f.eks. i “gribsjord” angiver et areal, som ikke ejes af nogen bestemt, altså oprindelig en art fællesskov.

Gribskov med Esrum Sø er dele af det tidligere krongods. Området er statsejet i dag. Gribskov er med sine 5.500 ha den næststørste af vore gamle skove. Esrum Sø er med sine i alt 1.736 ha Danmarks næststørste sø.

Stednavnene Blå Port og Sand Port betegner de tidligere stutterivange. Helt fra Chr.IVs tid blev Esrum Klosters ladegård benyttet til opstaldning af heste fra det kongelige stutteri. Om sommeren græssede hestene i de såkaldte stutterivange i Gribskov. Vangene var indhegnede græsningsområder med få spredte træer, som lå langs bredden af Esrum Sø. I begyndelsen af forrige århundrede blev stutteriet langsomt afviklet, og vangene blev indtaget til regulær skovdrift. Gennem nogle af vangene løber “Danmarks smukkeste skovvej” - Søvej. Disse vanges navne bruges endnu som stednavne og er fra nord til syd: Krogdalsvangen, Munkevangen, Tumlingevangen, Fendrikvangen, Gravervangen og Pibervangen. Hver vang var omgivet af stengærder med risgærder ovenpå, og vejene blev afspærret med porte, hvis navne altså endnu benyttes. I hver vang græssede heste af en bestemt farve, blåskimlede i Piber- og Gravervang, sort- eller kastaniebrune i Fendrik- og Tumlingevangen og kulsorte i Munke- og Krogdalsvangen. Til at passe på hestene var i hver vang ansat en vangemand. De fire kønne skovløberhuse, som i dag ligger langs Esrum sø, er opført, hvor vangemændenes huse forhen lå.

Cachen er pr. 3. april 2004 en hvid 1 liters cultura-'yoghurt'-beholder.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Gur pnpur vf cynprq ol na byq gerr fghzc.
Pnpura yvttre irq ra tnzzry geæfgho.

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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