CC29 Caerphilly Pictorial
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This is the twenty-ninth of a series, the "Caerphilly Collection", that will explore the whole Borough Council area. There are 23 images in and around the centre of Caerphilly and all within 350 metres of the reference location. At the location of each image, the answer to a clue can be found. The answers are all numbers which will be combined arithmetically to provide the cache coordinates. The cache, a medium size plastic lunch box, is hidden within 2 km of the reference location.
The Caerphilly Collection of 50 caches is distinguished with unique CC numbers The caches vary in difficulty and type and usually have other "C" word connections - castle, cheese, coal, canal, etc. There may even be Cryptic Clues for Clever Clogs! The current Caerphilly unitary authority grew out of the former Rhymney Valley and Islwyn Councils and stretches from the outskirts of Cardiff and Newport in the south to the Brecon Beacons, north of Rhymney. Despite a past dominated by coal and heavy industry, it has a diverse history and varied and dramatic scenery. We hope you will enjoy exploring it with us.
Towards the end of the Collection,there is an "Accumulator" cache. The location of this cache is given in coded form. The translation details of the code are distributed around the whole Collection, but only about a quarter of the caches contain a piece of the code, which will be on the back of the Log Book. To do the Accumulator, you will need to keep a note of each piece of code that you find. Unless you are very lucky, you will need to find the majority of the Collection in order to do the Accumulator. The Accumulator cache is hidden in an area of difficult terrain and demanding navigation.
The images are all of features of significant size so, as the saying goes, cannot be missed - provided, of course, that you are in the right place. Those who know Caerphilly will recognise many images immediately, but may still be surprised by a few. Strangers to the town should not be deterred. A well-planned, observant hour or so stroll should find most features easily and the friendly local inhabitants will surely help you with the rest. It would be interesting to know how the staff in the Visitor Centre fare, if anyone utilises this resource! Tackling this pictorial puzzle will provide an introduction to some of the delights of Caerphilly ... and provide plenty of alternative meanings for the CC abbreviation!
All image locations are wheelchair accessible,although one may be a bit tricky ... and Caerphilly is hilly!
As it will not be possible for all with restricted mobility to retrieve the cache container, an email giving its correct co-ordinates will be accepted as a find. While the energetic may be happy to walk to the cache, most will prefer to use a car to get to the popular car park which is about 100 metres away from it.
The final approach to the cache is on paved surfaces but by busy roads, so please keep a close eye on any children. As the cache is close to a busy road, please take care not to disclose its position.
The following clues relate to the image with the same reference letter and the answers also share this reference letter. For example, Clue N has to be answered using Image N and the Answer will be
represented by N in the final calculations.
A Something big is missing, but what? A is the number of letters in the single word answer.
B This view of the castle is taken from a memorial to a man who, amongst other things, drafted the first constitution of the French Revolution. B is the year in which he was born.
C To which saint is this church dedicated? C is the number of letters in the single word answer.
D This rabbit is at the foot of someone born on 1D March 1921, where the digit D is the answer you require.
E Which saint is this gateway named after (English spelling, so you may be on the wrong side of the road!)? E is the number of letters in the single word answer.
F What denomination of church is this? The total number of letters in the two word answer is F.
G What is death better than? G is the number of letters in the answer.
H This view of the castle is taken from a pillar marking what Square? H is the number of letters in the single word answer.
J What is this the Centre for (one plural word)? J is the number of letters in the answer.
K At what Square would you find this sculpture? K is the number of letters in the single word answer.
L What restrictive number is associated with this creature? The answer is L.
M Castle what is this the symbol for? M is the number of letters in the single English word answer. The wording is in Welsh, but you should still get the right answer.
N What Community Centre does this surmount? N is the number of letters in the single word answer. (The building was originally a Calvinist Methodist Chapel.)
P Who's arms? P is the number of letters (not counting the apostrophe 's') in the single word answer.
Q What is the subject of the inscription on these? Q is the number of letters in the single English word answer.
R Who is this building convenient for? R is the number of letters in the single word answer.
S This view of the castle, showing some of the replica siege engines for which it is noted, is taken from the gate to a building with a name that reflects its former legal role. S is the number of letters in the single word name.
T This pillar marks what Twyn Square? T is the number of letters in the single word answer.
U This plaque commemorates a record breaking rider on a 650cc Triumph – but what model? U is the number of letters in the single word answer.
V This view of the castle is taken from a bollard that is associated with what sort of table? V is the number
of letters in the single word answer.
W What is this weathervane on? (There is nothing at the building to tell you what it is, but it shouldn't be too hard to confirm your guess.) W is the number of letters in the single word answer.
X This plaque tells you that roundels were placed in 2003. But in what month? X is the number of letters in the answer.
Y How many of this bird's kin are closer to the ground? The answer is Y.
The cache is located at N51 ab.cde W003 fg.hjk, where the missing numbers can be obtained from the following calculations.
z = C × U
y = B - z
x = y × L
abcde = x - A - E
w = F + J + M + P + Q + R + S + W - T - V - X
v = w × Y
u = v + K + N
t = u × G
s = t + H
fghjk = s × D
BEWARE - because of the way in which the numbers are combined, a small error in one answer can make an enormous difference to the latitude or longitude derived. If you want reassurance before searching for the cache, please email us.
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum