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South Downs Shenanigans

A cache by Paul and Judith Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 1/18/2004
2.5 out of 5
2.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

This is a tour of the beautiful western South Downs. At each of the points you should have a good view of either the scenery or an interesting building or both. In or after wet weather you WILL need wellies or walking boots (and possibly a pokey-stick!). You may meet some ducks on the way so you might like to take them some bread. Please note: this is not a circular walk. The final location is some miles from the start point so you'll need a car or possibly a pushbike.

The above co-ordinates are the starting point. To discover the final location you will need to answer a series of questions.

Location 1. N51 02.295 W001 09.142

a = the number of Ds on this object.

b = the number of Ks.

c = the number of Vs.

Location 2. N51 01.991 W001 09.447

Using the date the ‘Upright Downright Man’ died, d = the first digit of the day of his death.

e = the second digit of the month of his death.

Location 3. N51 01.870 W001 10.763

Gunner King’s service number = fghijk

Location 4. N51 01.932 W001 12.984

l = the number of solar panels on the tallest nearby mast.

Location 5. N51 00.038 W001 14.595

the number on this object = mnop

Location 6. N50 59.870 W001 14.817 Clue updated on 13/7/2018 to reflect the change in the number of plaques.

There are a number of legible circular plaques on an upright post at the side of the track

q = the number of plaques with blue arrows.

r = the number of plaques with blue arrows divided by the number of plaques with yellow arrows.

Location 7. N50 58.898 W001 13.871

s = the number of years which the councillor served the district.

Now you need to put together the following to discover the final location where you are searching for a medium sized ammo box:



A = s

B = q + i

C = a + b

D = p

E = l times f

F = e

G = d

H = r - l

I = n + o

J = c

To save you keying the first seven co-ordinates that you have to visit, we have made up a LOC file for you to download from here. (right click on the link and IE users select Save Target As..., Firefox users select Save Link As...)

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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Jr yvxr LRJ!

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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