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Westonbirt Arboretum

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Hidden : 10/22/2003
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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There are about five foot path entrances into the park, mind you the walk to get there may be longer then the walk in the arboretum. The cache is just off the trail of The Monarchs Way behind the park.

At the age of 21in 1829, Captain Robert Holford started planning an extension to the grounds of his father's estate at Weston Birt. By the time he inherited the property ten years later, he had laid the foundations for one of the world's most outstanding arboreta. The next 4 generations of the Holford family carried on the work of creating one of the worlds greatest Arboretum. There are 18,000 of them from all over the world, producing 600 acres of beautifully landscaped countryside. This makes Westonbirt one of the finest tree collections in the world today. However it is the combination of wild flowers, fungi, birds and animals as well as the trees themselves that make Westonbirt such a special place to so many people. This rich diversity of plant and animal life makes Westonbirt truly a place to visit at every season of the year.
However, in 1956, five years after the death of Lord Morley, Westonbirt passed to the Crown in lieu of death duties and thence to the Forestry Commission. The austerity of the post-war period and several years of neglect had taken its toll; the collection was no longer in good condition and much work was needed to restore it and ensure its future.

The cords are from the path do to tree cover, the cache is SW of the path, just on the edge of the woods in the one of the usual hidey-holes that caches always seam to lurk in!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Ybbx haqre gur ovttrfg qrnq ybt va gur cvyr

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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