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Little Heath

A cache by Alibags Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 09/19/2004
Difficulty:
3 out of 5
Terrain:
3 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Little Heath is a strange place: a tangle of fallen trees and rampant undergrowth covers deep pits, resembling bomb craters, which are most likely ancient flint pits. When I first discovered the spot, the pits were a very popular place for mountain biking, but signs now forbid bikes, and I suspect that many of the felled trees have been positioned strategically to prevent them. Please respect this rule.

I have also come here and picked mushrooms, and have been lucky enough in the past to find delicious ceps and amethyst deceivers, although when setting the cache I just found lots of inedible earth balls. Enjoy the birdsong which fills the place and appreciate that this is one of the least visited bits of woodland in the area, so you should be able to cache hunt in relative peace.

I have tried to provide a good combination of mental and physical challenge in solving the clues and retrieving the cache, and hopefully brought geocachers to a spot they have not visited before. Enjoy!

There is parking at N51º 45.911 W000º 31.703

The co-ordinates given above are for a micro that contains the co-ordinates for the final cache. This is not the usual 35mm film cannister, but is a mini micro, just to spice things up a bit. At the micro location enjoy the views across the fields towards Berkhamsted.

Once you have secured the final cache co-ordinates, a hunt in the trees should reveal your prize. You may find the GPS signal is poor under all the trees. I did! I would appreciate it if you email me if you are convinced that you have a far better fix than I got.

I hope I have included the appropriate amount of brambles, nettles, mud and physical exertion which everybody seems to enjoy. Please be careful when replacing the cache, make sure it is well covered and firmly wedged into position, thanks.

I have stocked the cache with the usual type of goodies. Happy cache hunting!!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[MICRO] unatvat ba gur oneorq jver, oruvaq n unjgubea gehax. Erzrzore vg'f n ZVPEB.
[FINAL] va gur qvc, haqre gur ybtf

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
-------------------------
N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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