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Woodbury Castle

A cache by BlazingOtters Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 4/13/2006
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

This cache was placed for the CITO event on Woodbury Common. (22 Aril 06). (From the look of the car park on the the day I placed the cache it could benefit from a tidy up!)

At over 600 feet above sea level Woodbury Castle is the highest point on the commons, but due to age and unrestricted public access to the area the castle has suffered severe erosion. The B3180 runs through the castle.

The remains of a prehistoric hill fort, dated around 500-300 BC, can still be seen at Woodbury Castle. This scheduled ancient monument comprises multiple ditches and ramparts, and was probably used as a stronghold by the local chieftains. Sited on Woodbury Common, the castle has extensive views over the surrounding area. 

The remains of circular wooden houses and a series of wooden buildings, thought to have been granaries, along with a small oven and a piece of pottery dated 600-500 BC have been discovered here. Between 2000-1000 BC, during the Bronze Age, burial mounds called 'barrows' were built and can still be seen to the north of the castle. Excavation of one of these barrows led to the discovery of a bronze dagger and a stone battle axe. Finds, together with those from other locations on the Commons, can be viewed at the Exeter City Museum. 

 

The cache is only a short walk from the car park and when placed contained a couple of compass/carabiners and a couple of thermometer/compass keyrings as trade items. Please re-hide carefully.

 

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Oruvaq fghzc haqre fgbar.

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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