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The Nicky Line #7 Traditional Geocache

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Hidden : 12/17/2005
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4 out of 5

Size: Size:   small (small)

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Geocache Description:

This is a series of 7 caches placed along the Nicky Line between Hemel Hempstead and Harpenden. If you complete all 7, you will have all the clues that can be used to locate a final bonus mystery cache.

This cache is terrain 4 as the embankments near this cache can be extremely slippery and steep. Please take great care when hunting, and wear decent boots. If you take kids along, please keep a careful eye on them.

The caches can be reached on mountain bikes, by foot, with buggies and dogs are welcomed. There is no need at any point to climb over the boundary of the line. Each cache contains a clue, the answer to which you can find en route to the next cache, assuming you progress them in numerical order. Each clue is on a laminated card in the cache, please leave it there.

The Nicky Line was created as a branch rail link between Hemel Hempstead and Harpenden, with the purpose of linking Hemel with Luton to support the straw plait trade. It opened on 16th July 1877 and the last passenger train ran on 16th June 1947. The route has been transformed into National Cycle route 57, and can be accessed at multiple points.

When we set up the series we parked at N51 48.148 W000 23.226 which is a small free car park at approximately the mid point of the line.

A free map of the Nicky Line footpath and cycle way is available by phoning Dacorum Borough Council or further information can be found on this link

The Nicky Line is extremely popular with cyclists, joggers and walkers. Please be discrete when retrieving and replacing the caches. Please rehide the caches as you found them.

You will need a copy of the Bonus Cache page to work out the final cache location.

Links to the rest of the series:
The Nicky Line #1
The Nicky Line #2
The Nicky Line #3
The Nicky Line #4
The Nicky Line #5
The Nicky Line #6
The Nicky Line - Bonus Cache

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)