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markandlynn: found cache today - soaking wet will archive and re launch


1797 Why ?

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Hidden : 4/30/2006
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Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

The Berwick Tunnel.
Sorry its a micro but we couldnt find a hiding place for our ammo box. Lots of nettles so be prepared for stings or take protection.

Constructed in 1797 for reasons unknown this cache marks one of the two entrances to the Berwick Tunnel.
Inside the tunnel

At the time of construction one of the first and definitely the longest canal tunnel in the world.
Measuring 970 yards long and notable for the fact that it originally had a wooden towpath, although this was removed in 1819.
The gate at this end is most definitely locked allthough there is a rumour that the other end of this fine example of engineering is open for those that dare to enter and possibly walk were there is no public right of way.
The tunnel curves and led to one of the first pieces of canal legislation which states that when two barges meet in a tunnel the one furthest along its journey takes precedence!
If only it was that simple these days.
We would of course of liked to of placed a larger container but were unable to find a suitable location hence a rather stealthy hide !
See if you can spot the date stone nearby.
Tree cover was an issue when setting the cache as was bounce back of the nearby walls.
Please feel free to take a new waypoint and send it with you log.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Jvguva 4 srrg bs gur ghaary ragenapr.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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Found it 28     Didn't find it 2     Write note 2     Archive 1     Temporarily Disable Listing 1     Publish Listing 1     Needs Maintenance 1     Owner Maintenance 1     Update Coordinates 1     

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