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Wayland's Smithy (Oxfordshire)

A cache by The Wombles Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 5/12/2004
3 out of 5
2 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

This cache is just off the Ridgeway located near the Prehistoric Long Barrow of Waylands Smithy. The terrain is quite flat and easy if a little muddy. Friendly for dogs and children.

Wayland's Smithy is an excellent chambered long barrows in Britain and lies a short walk from Uffington White Horse and Uffington Castle. It was built in two periods around 3700 and 3400 BC; only the second stage is now visible with impressive sarsen stones at the entrance and a massive, well defined long barrow. All this is set in a tranquil, beautiful location surrounded by beech trees.

waylands smithy

Wayland's Smithy got it's name from Saxon tradition; the Saxons named it after the Saxon god of metal working. More information can be found at this web site.

This cache is hidden in a camo bag away from the sensitive site of Waylands Smithy itself.

There is a choice of parking. You can park at Uffington White Horse car park which has excellent views and is a much better car park, and also visit the cache at that location. Alternatively you could cache and dash at N51°34.103', W01°35.402'.

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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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