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Traditional Geocache

Sleeping Scotsman

A cache by TheSocks Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 2/25/2006
2 out of 5
2.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

In a wood. Lots of trees bouncing the satellites. Fairly easy walk, although quite steep at times. Take wellies/walking boots if it's rained. Cache is about 200 metres from the parking, 400m from Sandy Station.

This cache lies in the woods on the side of the Greensand Ridge just outside Sandy. As you walk through the wood, you can see why Sandy got its name.

About 200 metres to the west of the cache lies the East Coast Main line railway, this being part of the Arlesey Straight where, in 1934, the Flying Scotsman got to an official 100mph, the first steam locomotive to hit the tonne. It was done as part of a proving test for the introduction of high-speed expresses between London, Newcastle and Leeds, and, we guess, because they could :)

You can see the Sandy pits and the railway best from the top of the hill at N 52° 07.734 W 000° 16.853.

Easy parking for a few cars at N 52° 7.777 W 000° 16.747

The cache originally contains:

  • USB Key 128Mb
    • with Firefox, useful caching boookmarks, and a few episodes of caching Podcasts (mp3s)
    • works with Windows or Macs. Didn't test with Linux
    • populated from a Mac, so no nasty viruses (viri?) on it.
  • Small wooden yo-yo
  • Lipstick case with mirror
  • Toy car with friction motor
  • Coca-Cola pencil sharpener
  • Heart padlock
  • Large plastic paperclip
  • Kinder Egg Caterpillar (with wheels!)
  • Log book and Russian Space Pen (a pencil)

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

20z qbjauvyy sebz gur srapr, va raq bs snyyra fvyire ovepu (fyrrcvat).

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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Last Updated: on 11/15/2017 3:26:23 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (11:26 PM GMT)
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum

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