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Ashtead Commons

A cache by sputicus, zozopdx, Jayne and Dan Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 01/02/2005
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
2.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

Large tupperwear container placed in the roman earthworks in Ashtead Commons. A muddy 1 mile hike, if it has been raining recently.

This cache was placed in the Ashtead Commons near what we think to be an earthworks from Roman times. It is about a 1 mile walk from the Ashtead train station. The walk is mostly along bridle paths and footpaths, and it can get quite muddy when it has been raining (it was certainly muddy when we placed this cache!).

The cache is a large tupperwear container, painted brown and green and hidden under some natural camouflage we found in the area. The lid is a bit tight, and you need to make sure have all four corners in place before you put it back. Also please be sure to hide this well when replacing. There used to be a very interesting sculpture nearby, but it seems vandals have removed it. We recommend following Footpath 32 to get to the cache with the least amount of effort.

We tried to place it in the remains of the Roman villa that is mentioned on maps for the area, but we could not find them. If anyone else is able to find them, perhaps they could post a note with coordinates so other cachers can visit them when they hunt for this cache.

I placed this cache while visiting my sister and brother in law, who live nearby and who have agreed to look after the cache for me. It is about 5000 miles from my home coordinates.

Here are some links with information on the area:

http://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/Corporation/living_environment/open_spaces/ashtead.htm http://www.romanbritain.freeserve.co.uk/villa.htm
http://www.themodernantiquarian.com/site/3899
http://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/NR/rdonlyres/B8C45DDA-B3BE-47D3-8EE8-134DBA85E334/0/OS_AC_map.pdf

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Ng gur onfr bs n ohearq bnx gerr gehax, uvqqra va gur jrrqf.

Decryption Key

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

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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