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Dark Side of the Moon

A cache by @Calligmathy (adopted by @zoecakes) Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 01/24/2005
1 out of 5
2 out of 5

Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

This cache is a short walk from Farnborough village (near Orpington), and close to the wonderful expanse of High Elms Country Park.

Free parking is available at grid reference 445 635 (N 51° 21.134 E 0° 04.438). Standing with your back to the car park entrance, leave by the path in the far left corner.

There is a network of paths in and around High Elms. These can often be muddy, so waterproof footwear is recommended. The cache is near a well established path, so there is no need to cross any fields.

If anyone is looking for a longer stroll (just under 3 miles altogether), you can return to the aforementioned car park via fields, woodland and a golf course. There are maps and instructions in the cache to guide you on this longer return route.

Alternative car parking: During pleasant summer weekends the above car park can fill up quickly. An alternative approach to the cache is to park on the street somewhere around grid reference 444 642 (N 51° 21.523 E 0° 04.313) and walk down through the church cemetery.

2018 update: @zoecakes inherited this cache from @Calligmathy around 2008 when they moved out of the area. We at @zoecakes have been looking after this dutifully since then, and we have enjoyed seeing people log this cache, often first timers, so it brings a constant delight. The clues were those that we inherited from the original cache owner. The 'hint one' back in the early 2000s would have been very obvious and the 'hint two' explains it in practical terms. Originally there was a fallen tree which had a chalky base (chalk isn't like cheese is it!), however the passage of over 10 years means that the tree has almost half decomposed by now. It's fascinating to see the passage of time on the landscape! Enjoy this cache.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[hint one]
Svaq fbzrguvat erfrzoyvat n shyy zbba gb ybbx ng, ohg znqr bs n fhofgnapr irel hayvxr purrfr.
[hint two]
Svaq gjb snyyra gerrf jvgu ebhaq punyx onfrf. Ybbx nzbatfg gur qrpbzcbfvat ebbgf bs gur zber rnfgreyl bs gur gjb.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)