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Start Hill Sums Mystery Cache

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Hanoosh: Hi

This cache has been flagged to me as one that requires some attention by the cache owner as it has either not been found for a while or there is a reported issue with the cache.

May I ask that the cache owner checks the cache to confirm it is still in situ and/or deal with any maintenance required and/or give an indication of when it may be up and running again for people to find by adding a note to the cache page so that other cachers and reviewers can see what your intentions are.

The Geocache Maintenance guideline explains a CO's responsibility towards checking and maintaining the cache when problems are reported.

Once the cache has been sorted out, please enable it.

If this cannot be done or if you no longer wish to maintain the cache then the listing should be archived.

Sadly if there is no response to this log after 30 days I will have to archive the cache. In the meantime I am disabling the cache.

Please DO NOT send an email about this cache in case I do not receive it. Posting a reviewer note will ensure your cache does not get archived in error.

Please note that the guidelines say that if a cache is archived by a reviewer or Geocaching HQ staff for lack of maintenance then it will not be unarchived. Here is the link to the relevant part of the guidelines Ownership after publication.


Hanoosh - Volunteer UK Reviewer
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Hidden : 04/06/2006
2 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   small (small)

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Geocache Description:

Start Hill Sums

The co-orindates at the top of the page are not the location of the cache. They are in fact a parking location at Start Hill near Bishop's Stortford. The cache is close by.

Start Hill is at the beginning of the Flitch Way, a 15 mile cycle and walking route from Bishop's Stortford to Braintree. It is on the route of a disused railway line. It's a easy ride and more details can be found here. There area a number of other caches along the route so if you find them all you will have quite a haul.

This cache is part of a series with mathematical caches. To find the location of the cache you need to solve a maths problem. The problem for this uses some simple algebra.

You must solve the following equations to find x and y:

Once you have found the values of x and y then you can find the location of the cache which is:

51 degrees x minutes N and 0 degrees y minutes East.

The cache is a one litre tupperware container with a log book and pen, some small swaps and space for a few more. I hope you enjoy solving the problem, finding the cache and walking or cycling along the Flitch Way. There is no hint as it would a total give away.


Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Vg'f abg nobir. Vg'f abg orybj. Frrx vg qrrc jvguva.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)