Multi-cache

Priory Fields

A cache by Steve-e-b and Marina Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 7/9/2005
In West Midlands, United Kingdom
Difficulty:
3 out of 5
Terrain:
2.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:


A simple offset-cache set in a quiet nature reserve beside the Stratford canal.


Stratford Canal Priory Fields is a 13-acre nature reserve on the southern edge of Birmingham. The site is home to many birds; local bird watchers have reported sightings of jays, willow warblers, GS woodpeckers, goldcrests, kestrels and whitethroat. We've also seen bats flying around at dusk.

Priory Fields is also home to 5 different cache types.
In addition to this short multi there is a traditional, letterbox, earthcache and wherigo located in the reserve. You will pass the letterbox and earthcache while doing this multi.

The co-ordinates shown above locate the main entrance of the reserve.
At the entrance note down the number of horizontal beams in the green gate: n.
The cache location can be deduced as follows:
N  52 24.534 + ( 5 * n)
W 001 51.703 - (20 * n)


Please keep to the paths as you pass through the nature reserve. The paths will be muddy in places. I recommend boots or wellies.
As you enter the woods on the other side you should be about 20m from the cache.

The cache is a 1/2 litre tub.


Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Taneyl bnx.

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)



 

Find...

  • Getting CloseThese posts (I presume soon to be a kissing gate) mark the western edge of the reserve. When you see these, you're getting close.
  • Priory FieldsA view from inside the nature reserve.
  • The Birmingham-Stratford CanalAbout 30 yards from the cache you'll find the Birmingham-Stratford canal as it weaves its way through the Birmingham suburbs.
  • The DrawbridgeAbout a mile along the towpath is the drawbridge at Major's Green.
  • The Drawbridge PubAnd next to the drawbridge is the Drawbridge public house. Uncanny, eh?

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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum