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Wye Valley Ghost Train Multi-Cache

This cache has been archived.

The Flying Boots: Sadly it looks like this cache has come to an end.[:(] Thank goodness there were no travel bugs or coins inside as it seems unlikely they could have been rescued.
Thank you everyone who came and enjoyed the hunt for this one and your lovely logs that we've enjoyed reading.[:D]

Hidden : 07/13/2006
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Size: Size:   small (small)

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Geocache Description:

G:UK cache rating
This cache is not for those scared of the dark. Approximately a 1 mile walk to the cache from the parking area with a rough descent to start and rather overgrown along the disused railway line.

The Last passenger train to use the Wye Valley line was on the 4th January, 1959. Now Tidenham tunnel lies, ghostly, dark, and forlorn, with a cold breeze blowing over its silent rusty rails.

Please take a good bright torch with you. You will not find the cache without one!
Parking can be found at N 51 40.934 W 002 38.996 just off the B4228 Chepstow to Coleford road.
The co-ordinates above are for a micro cache inside which are the co-ordinates for finding the main cache.
Due to tree cover many of you have found the co-ordinates to be slightly out for the micro. Try Woodbury Walkers co-ordinates of N51 40:724 W002 39:641 and don't forget to look at the spoiler picture.

To get to the micro from the car parking area follow the public footpath which runs downhill parallel to, and to the left of, the quarry track. This footpath crosses the quarry track further down and joins up with it later. Do not go into the quarry, it is in disuse and there is no public right of way there.
The Micro is a small plastic pill container painted green.
The main cache is a 2 litre cliplock box painted green. It's original contents are mostly amusing books registered at
Watch out for the ghost train!

To turn this into a circular walk, and less overgrown, continue in the same direction you were going to reach the cache(south/south east). When you reach a minor road on a bridge above you, scramble up the bank on your left, onto the road and turn right. Walk as far as the B4228. Turn right onto the B4228 and then right again onto the Offas Dyke footpath and follow the Offas Dyke footpath signs in a northerly direction all the way back to the parking area. It will take approximately 2 hours to complete if you take in this circular walk also.

Congratulations to Severnsiders who were the first to find this Geocache.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)