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Titchfield Trolls: This cache has been well and truly muggled, and another cache in the same location is likely to go the same way. A new Fareham Folly has been placed, now a multi-cache with a slightly larger cache in a less frequented location.

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Fareham Folly

A cache by Titchfield Trolls Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 6/19/2006
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

A woodland walk to some Victorian fortifications that involves a couple of short, but steep slopes. Possibly muddy in the wet.

Fort Fareham is one of Palmerston's Follies, a series of forts built around Portsmouth during the 1860s in order to defend this vital port from the French. Completed in 1868, it remained in active use through the Second World War, when it served as the HQ for a number of anti-aircraft units. Now an industrial estate, the ramparts have wooded over and provide a pleasant walk. The cache is hidden near what I believe used to be the site of a mortar battery, consisting of 3 large casemates. A fine example of 19th century military architecture, now sadly decayed. Be warned that the terrain is rather steep. You also have to cross the bottom of what used to be a moat. It was dry underfoot at the time that we placed the cache, but I suspect that it could be quite muddy during the wetter months. Tree cover is also an issue, but I spent some time averaging the location on my Garmin, so the coordinates should be reasonably accurate. The hint should sort you out if you're having snags. If you want to find out more, visit the website of the Palmerston Forts Society at (visit link)

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Va nypbir ng onfr bs oevpx jnyy crecraqvphyne gb zbegne onggrel.

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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