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Simply Paul: No excuses here- just never seem to not be in a rush when I'm passing. With the final location out of bounds, it seems better to archive this cache and reset a mark 2. Thanks to all who paid the rude lady a visit.



Puerile Photo-cache No.1 - RUDE LADY (Bucks)

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Hidden : 11/22/2003
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2 out of 5

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My first 'Photo-cache' is one for the more childish photographers amongst you.

Puerile Photo-cache No.1 - RUDE LADY (Bucks)

This is the Lady you are looking for.

Located in the village of Buckland, behind Aston Clinton in Bucks, is All Saints Church. About nine feet up on an outside wall is a very rude lady. She is a 'Sheela Na Gig', an ancient 'highly female' figure linked to pagan fertility rights. Why she's here, I couldn't say, but she's the naughtiest lady I've seen in a churchyard in many a year.

For more information, have a look at The Sheela Na Gig Project. It's a very useful site, but don't think you can just 'pinch' a picture from this page to claim a visit. To log this cache you need only to find the physical cache and sign the log. However, I'd appreciate a photograph of The Lady posted with your log. If you can, please try to get yourself in the picture with your GPS. Reenacting her pose is NOT required or recommended. :-D

Discretion should be shown on Sundays, obviously, and I suspect it wouldn't make an ideal night-caching location, unless your camera has a great flash! (F-narr)

The Photo-Cache location is:
N51° 48.218 / W000° 42.819

To find the physical cache from here, locate the grave of a dead (Peter) Parrott, which is near The Lady. He died on ABth August 18CD, aged EF years.

The Physical Cache location is:
N51° CF.B0(B+B) / W000° C(D-E).(E-A)FF

To reach the physical cache (a small white tin which originally contained a pen, logbook, candle, one Jordanian Dinar and a flyer for West Wycombe Caves) you will need to use the footpath provided. Don't worry, you'll not have to walk very far.

Things to enjoy while searching for this cache:
A weather vane in questionable taste near the church. Click here to see a larger version of this picture Your physical target: The cache. Click here to see a larger version of this picture

While you're in the area, I suggest you try (originally) Dan & Pid's excellent Gravity Hill? (Bucks)

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Gur pnpur vf uvqqra haqre gjvtf orgjrra gur ebbgf bs n gerr ng gur rqtr bs gur svryq.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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