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Lactodorum: Rather than keep this cache temporarily disabled (which should only be used for shortish periods) I'm archiving it. If/when the cache is ever replaced I'll gladly unarchive it assuming it still meets the guidelines.

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A cache by njh Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 7/31/2004
3 out of 5
3 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

This is a multi-stage cache located on the Southampton Common. The waypoints and the final cache are all off the beaten path: Lots of brambles, holly and stinging nettles !

This is a lesser visited section of the East side of the Avenue in the Southampton Common.

Suggested parking is in Furzedown Road: N50 56.0012 W01 24.069
Or at the weekend in one of the University of Southampton Car Parks: N50 56.223 W01 23.851

Co-ordinates for first stage: N50 56.162 W01 24.085

There are two further stages like the first one, then the final cache, which is an ammo box with official geocaching sticker.

The cache contains quite a few CD music singles, and an automatic camera with film.

I had a really fun afternoon placing this cache. It was a beautiful, sunny day and the ground was dry. But it might be a bit soggy at other times of the year. I did get a few scratches on my arms and legs while walking through the undergrowth. Good eyesight might also be a requirement for this cache !

This cache is bit of a challenge, especially in Summer when the undergrowth is higher. It is easier (but muddier!) in Winter.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Svefg guerr fgntrf ner nggnpurq gb gerrf
Svefg vf va ynheny ohfu
Frpbaq vf uvtu
Guveq vf uvture naq pna or frra sebz cngu

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



  • Furzedown RoadThe suggested free Parking
  • Green Southampton !One of the wider paths through the east side of the Southampton Common.
  • The GeocacheOutside on my driveway before I hid it. The cache is an ammo box I bought at an army surplus store in Southampton.

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