We discovered the start location for
this cache whilst investigating the site of the "First Oxford
Cache" with a view to resurrecting it. On finding the location we
decided that this area deserved a much better cache so we have
created this walk along the Thames and surrounding area showing you
some of the contrasts in this area.
A rare treat so close to Oxford city
centre, is FREE parking at N51 44.644 W001 15.652, for 2 hours
Monday to Saturday between 08:00 & 18:30 (plenty of time for
this cache), no restrictions at other times.
At the co-ords above you will need to
count the number of digits and spell out the number. Substitute the
letters in the word for numbers in the time honoured way dropping
any preceding digits i.e. N = 4. This will give you "abcd", and
again substitute this into the following co-ord.
N51° 44.(a+c)(a-d)d W001°
At the next location you
will find a memorial. Find the date that Edgar died and reorganise
it to the UK standard format (i.e. DD/MM/YY). Take this as "ABCDEF"
and transpose these numbers into the following co-ords.
N51° 44.F(B+C)(A+B) W001°
Now continue along the
towpath to the next co-ords where you will find a plaque on the
building. Use the year on the Plaque "wxyz" and transpose these
numbers into the following co-ord.
N51° 45.(w-z)y(y+z) W001°
You should now be at the
now disused (but maintained) Osney cemetery, at an unusual
memorial. Find the date that Ellen was born and convert this date
as above to give you "UVWXYZ" and transpose into the following
N51° 44.(X-U)(V-Y)(X-1) W001°
You now have the final
set of co-ords to find the cache. This area can get quite busy at
times so please be careful when retrieving and replacing this
You do NOT need to climb on or over anything to find this
Please do not attempt to climb, it will not help, and is
Why not combine this
(GCJAA6) Chester's Oxford Parks Quest - 11 (Grandpont) by
Chester (use free parking and do first or last),
(GCN4TH) Never at Sea - Watermans Arms by JollyJax (do on
(GCPTFQ) Give it the finger, Derek? by 2202, (complete at end
of the River Walk); four for the price of one, can't be
As my employer has decided that it would be a good idea to
move the whole organisation to Bristol, the Phillimore's (Mad H@ter
and Muddy Legs) will be moving on to pastures new and some fresh
caches. Unfortunately this will mean that it will become difficult
for us to maintain our Oxfordshire caches, so we will therefore be
gradually archiving the majority of them. We shall start our
program of collecting the caches and archiving them in the new
year, but as we have one or two caches out there this will not be a
five minute program! If you would particularly like to find this
cache before it is archived please get in touch and we will try and
hold off archiving it.