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The Isca Trail cache follows clues around the Roman remains in the town of Caerleon on the River Usk. The rich history of the area should provide for an interesting days geocaching.
The Isca Cache trail starts in the car park for the Roman Baths in Caerleon. This car park can get quite busy, but there are plenty more within walking distance.
The trail is designed to be completed on foot, (about 4km total including finding the cache and getting back to your car!) and the last bit in particular will cause parking problems with a car.
Caerleon is a fantastic place with heaps of Roman history, and well deserves a cache, while the trail will take you from clue to clue, it is well worth allowing plenty of time to investigate the Roman remains along the way.
Clue 1 : N51° 36.607 W02° 57.250
When did CADW open the Isca Fortress Baths?
Answer = ABCD
Clue 2 : N51° 36.6C7 W02° 57.43B
Numerically, in what month did Kenneth Budd design and manufacture this scene?
Answer = E
F = A+B-E
Clue 3 : N51° 36.F3E W02° 57.F05
How many other soldiers would have shared the barracks with this chap?
Answer = 5GHH
Clue 4 : N51° 36.GH1 W02° 57.36D
When was the fortress established and the defences erected?
Answer = ‘AD’IJ
Clue 5 : N51° 36.GG0 W02° 5I.1FF
How many letters in the Welsh translation of ‘bridge’ according to the backward facing plaque? Be careful not to drop anything down the gap! (GPS, camera, small child etc etc …)
Answer = K
L = K-E
Clue 6 : N51° 36.KK1 W02° 57.LL8
If this Inn was still serving, in how many centuries would it have satisfied its customers?
Answer = M
Add together the figures of the century it started = N
Cache : N51° 36.EKF W02° 56.MNN
The cache is hidden alongside a roman road, and is a plastic box about 7” x 5”, hidden in a green cloth bag for a little camouflage. It contains the usual assortment of stuff including, pens, badges, coins, small dinosaurs!, and Woody TB, who I picked up somewhere along the line ……
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum