Brooks Drive (GCR3GB)
GCR3GB (Visit Cache Page)
N 53° 23.106 W 2° 18.157
( 53.3851, -2.302616666667 )
Location: , United Kingdom
This is a simple two part cache which will take you along part of Brooks Drive. It was
created at around 1860 by Samuel Brooks, a wealthy Manchester banker and property
It connected his mansion in Hale Barns (now demolished) to Brooklands railway
station which he paid for on condition that it was named after him. (Brooks also developed
the Whalley Range area of Manchester named after his home village in Lancashire.)
Originally the drive was about 8 feet wide with a double row of hawthorn hedges and
specimen trees beyond. The drive fell into disrepair but those parts not made into roads
have recently been restored thanks to the efforts of local residents led by the late Reg
Temple. A memorial to him is on the Drive at 53 23.506N 2 18.322W.
The posted coordinates are for stage one which is also a convenient parking spot, where
you should look around, but you do not need to leave the parking spot, for large steel gates wider than 6' and count the number of horizontals on
each gate. The final cache is located at N53 23.2AB W2 18.2CD where A is the smallest
number of horizontals on any one gate, B is the number of gates with that number of
horizontals, D is the largest number of horizontals on any one gate, and C is the number of
gates with that number of horizontals. The cache is a 1 litre plastic box; it is accessible by
strollers and wheelchairs except for the last few yards.
Hint: (hover over pencil to decrypt)
Opposite a large gate, behind a tree to the left of a holly bush.
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