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Views over the lake at Hilton Gravel Pits nature reserve

Views over the lake at Hilton Gravel Pits nature reserve

This week we fancied a change and spotted a lot of caches we could attempt by bike in the Burton On Trent area. The first ones were along an old railway line stretching up the side of Derby and then there was a few round the village of Hilton, followed by a circuit of the Conkers Discovery Centre near Swadlincote.

View down the old railway line, now a great cycleway

View down the old railway line, now a great cycleway

The first cache was a very short distance down a track and so we parked at the end of the track. We were half way to the cache when someone shouted over at us from a passing car saying we were blocking the track (we were not) and that the track was in use “24 hours a day”. What total rubbish as it was very overgrown and clearly had not seen a vehicle in some time! Anything for a quiet life though and we moved the Jeep to a different parking spot.

Sitting cows - isn't that supposed to mean it's going to rain? Thankfully the cows had got it wrong and it was sunny all day!

Sitting cows - isn't that supposed to mean it's going to rain? Thankfully the cows had got it wrong and it was sunny all day!

Next, we parked up round the corner and got the bikes out for a ride to the caches along the old railway line. This is now a really well looked after cycle track and an absolute pleasure to use. We soon found all 10 or so caches, with a few being a bit sneaky but not *that* hard to find.

A very creative hide on one of the caches (I won't say which)

A very creative hide on one of the caches (I won't say which)

Once back at the Jeep, we headed off for a quick cache in fields by the local village before heading over to Hilton to do the numerous caches there. For such a small place it doesn’t half have quite a few caches ;-).

Hilton Millennium Clock

Hilton Millennium Clock

Our favourites of the ones round here were in this fabulously beautiful Nature Reserve which was hidden behind a very industrial looking lane, right by the side of the main A50. We’d never have known this area was here without caching as we did not seen any signs for it on the way. We had a real treat walking round the 4 caches in the reserve and saw tons of wildlife.

Great views over the nature reserve

Great views over the nature reserve

After that, we did a few more caches in Hilton before deciding to head over towards Swadlincote and the final big bike ride of the day. On the way, we could not resist a few more quick and easy caches around the lovely town of Tutbury. We’ve never heard of this place before and loved the castle on the top of the hill by the town. We’ve made a note to return for a closer visit sometime soon.

An old pit wheel is a fitting reminder of the mining that this area used to know

An old pit wheel is a fitting reminder of the mining that this area used to know

Once in Swadlincote, we parked up by Conkers Discovery Centre and got our bikes out of the Jeep. The trail of caches follows the Blue Route, which is a really nice cycle track round the perimiter of the Conkers Country Park. There were 12 caches spread round the whole circuit and it turned into a really enjoyable experience with a nice mixture of landscapes, caches and hides.

Conkers Circuit - Blue Route marker post

Conkers Circuit - Blue Route marker post

By the end we were ready for an ice cream each but despite it being a lovely day and the Discovery Centre car park being very busy, there was not an ice cream van to be seen. Someone is missing a very good business opportunity here methinks ;-).

Views over a lake on the Conkers Circuit. Hard to imagine all this area used to be used for coal mining.

Views over a lake on the Conkers Circuit. Hard to imagine all this area used to be used for coal mining.

We just had time for a few more caches before we had to go home, so opted for a set of 4 along the Trent and Mersey Canal in Burton, as we could do these by bike too. We DNF’d the first one (it’s since been checked by the cache owner and confirmed missing) but the other 3 caches were quick finds.

A very shady Trent and Mersey Canal in Burton

A very shady Trent and Mersey Canal in Burton

We then headed off to the A38 and the journey home, but not before we grabbed a final two caches.

A great play area near the last cache of the day

A great play area near the last cache of the day

46 finds in total for the day and a great day out with Isaac in a lovely area for caching.

Click here for a link to our route for the day on Everytrail.

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Isaac and Freya with the cache

Isaac and Freya with the cache

It was a Bank Holiday on Monday and we’d been invited round to dinner at the in-laws in Blymhill so stopped decided to go the ‘scenic’ route and take in the new cache just south of Gnosall that is an extension of the Special Forces series.

Needless to say it was a very quick find down a narrow lane not too far from the Shropshire Union Canal. Both the children spotted the cache as we pulled up opposite. The hide itself was a really nice one and probably the best of the series so far :-).

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Shropshire Church Gem - Shifnal

Shropshire Church Gem - Shifnal

On Saturday, despite breaking up for the half-term holidays yesterday, Isaac had to go into school for Speech Day. I dropped him off and planned to go and do 5 nearby caches while I was waiting to pick him up.

The first on my list was a Shropshire Church Gem in Shifnal and a quick find once I’d realised you access the path to it via the churchyard and not by a nearby street of houses – doh!

By this time the rain had started and was coming down quite heavily, which was not exactly adding to the caching experience. I pressed on regardless in the hope the rain would stop soon (it didn’t!). The next cache was a quick one on a nice walk over some fields and into woodland.

Views over the rapeseed crop while walking to snerdbe's Old Park caches

Views over the rapeseed crop while walking to snerdbe's Old Park caches

The next two caches were an addition to snerdbe’s Old Park cache, which we’d done absolutely ages ago. I parked in the same place as we did the last time we were here and enjoyed the walk (despite the rain!) to both caches.

The last one of my short trip out was another Shropshire Church Gem, this time at the beautiful church in Tong. This was a multi and so I wandered into the churchyard to get the numbers I needed, before returning to the Jeep to woork out the co-ords to the final cache. I would normally have walked the last bit but it was still raining so I drove all the way and parked right by GZ for an easy find.

Once back at school, I was in plenty of time to pick Isaac up. Pity there were not a few more caches I could have looked for to pass the time ;-).

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A peaceful stretch of the Coventry Canal

A peaceful stretch of the Coventry Canal

On Sunday Isaac was free and the weather was forecast to be even hotter than it was yesterday. Sounds like a perfect excuse to go caching! We’d had a look for likely destinations and the Barnacle Bimble series just north of Coventry appealed as I’d enjoyed the same cache owner’s other series (Burgo and Beans) last week.

Lovely old traditional caravan by the canal

Lovely old traditional caravan by the canal

We were soon parking up in the village of Barnacle (strange name for a place that is not near the sea!). After getting kitted up for our walk and packing lots of drinks, we set off. The first part of the walk took us over fields and past several fishing pools, then the second part was along the Coventry and Oxford canals. The final part of the walk was back over the fields to where we’d started.

A family of swans on the canal

A family of swans on the canal

The caches were all quick and easy finds with a nice variety of hides and cache sizes. All too soon we were back at the Jeep and planning where to head for next.

Bluebell woods towards the end of the Barnacle Bimble

Bluebell woods towards the end of the Barnacle Bimble

The Fisherman’s Trail to the west of Coventry was next and on the way we picked up a quick drive-by by a Scout camp. The series itself was another great walk in an area we’ve been caching to before. One of the caches was an ammo box too, which is always good to see.

Beautiful views on the Fisherman's Trail

Beautiful views on the Fisherman's Trail

On the way to the next series, we passed through the town of Balsall Common and stopped for a quick drive-by (or so we thought!). No sign of the cache at GZ so we read the cache description only to find that it’s really a puzzle cache type as you have to guess where the final cache is based on some hints on the cache page. Hmmmm, ok … let’s try it anyway. Needless to say we ended up at a bus stop and started to get curious looks from passing motorists so gave up and moved on.

It's always good to find an ammo box. We wish they would be used more.

It's always good to find an ammo box. We wish they would be used more.

The next walk was around the Bloom Trail, which was set in some lovely countryside. All nice quick finds here too with nothing too taxing.

A beautiful day to be out on the canal

A beautiful day to be out on the canal

We were on 34 finds for the day by now but still had an hour or so spare, so decided to see if we could get up to 40 finds for the day.

Strange cache container that looked a bit like an aerosol deodorant bottle

Strange cache container that looked a bit like an aerosol deodorant bottle

The next cache was down this long dead end lane and as we neared the end we could see a fire engine and firemen everywhere. Oh no, I hope there is not a fire. Needless to say there wasn’t and the fire engine was turning round and going on it’s way by the time we parked up. I wonder if they need to update their sat-nav software ;-).

A small yellow hill - rapeseed is in full bloom this time of year

A small yellow hill - rapeseed is in full bloom this time of year

A few drive-by’s followed although we had to be creative about deciding which caches to go for as we’ve found most of the other caches in this immediate area. We ended up heading a bit further north and picking off the final few caches in the Tutti Frutti and Over The Rainbow series. Both these series are spread out all round South and East Birmingham and we’ve done them as individual caches over quite a few seperate trips. We now have the bonus co-ords though :-).

That's Birmingham city centre over there in the distance

That's Birmingham city centre over there in the distance

41 finds for the day and an absolutely excellent day out with my lovely boy in very hot weather. Perfect :-).

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Chirk railway bridge viewed from Chirk Aquaduct. The railway bridge was deliberately built higher so as to make it look more superior to the canal.

Chirk railway bridge viewed from Chirk Aquaduct. The railway bridge was deliberately built higher so as to make it look more superior to the canal.

On Saturday I had only intended to do a few caches after I’d dropped Isaac off at school as we’d planned a proper day out caching on Sunday. In the end it turned into quite a bit more than a few caches and took quite a lot of the day!

Lovely wild meadow on the Perry Bridges caches

Lovely wild meadow on the Perry Bridges caches

I headed off along the A5 to tackle the 9 new Perry Bridges caches first. These are all set at bridges along the River Perry in the Oswestry area, some being driveby’s and some being walks down over fields to more remote foot bridges.

The beautiful methodist church in Chirk

The beautiful methodist church in Chirk

Nothing too taxing here and all were nice quick finds, with some of them being in really pretty spots. I was having a great time and decided to carry on caching and head towards Chirk in North Wales as that’s where the next nearest caches were.

Walking along Chirk Aquaduct - I'm a few hundred feet up at this point!

Walking along Chirk Aquaduct - I'm a few hundred feet up at this point!

On the way to Chirk I stopped off for a quick find on a Pirates Of Shropshire caches. In Chirk I started with a quick Church Micro before setting off on foot over the magnificent Chirk Viaduct. This is a HUGE structure, designed by Thomas Telford and both scenic and an extremely impressive feat of engineering. One end is in England and one in Wales so you walk to a different country along the way :-).

Croeso I Cymru

Croeso I Cymru - the Welsh end of Chirk Aquaduct

Welcome to England

Welcome to England - the English end of the Chirk Aquaduct

A few more quick caches round Chirk followed, with my favourite being in this lovely bluebell carpeted woodland near to Chirk Castle. After I’d done in Chirk I dropped back into England to head off to the Pink Wellie series. This is a set of 9 caches in the middle of nowhere and all involving some kind of physical challenge e.g. wading, climbing trees, screambling up slippery banks.

The massive chocolate factory in Chirk

The massive chocolate factory in Chirk

I came a cropper at the first one as it was nowhere to be seen. I’d even crawled down the badger track under the hedge and into a culvert by the road as intended but still could not spot the cache. I gave up and moved onto the next one, which involved taking off my walking boots, rolling up my pants and wading over a river under a roadbridge to get the cache – great fun :-).

Traditional church in Chirk town centre

Traditional church in Chirk town centre

The rest of the series were equally as good – the main thing being having to do something a bit different on each one to get the smiley. On the way round I passed a wedding party just coming out of the church in the village of Duddleston.

I don't own any wellies (especially not pink ones!) so had to wade barefoot to get the cache

I don't own any wellies (especially not pink ones!) so had to wade barefoot to get the cache

After this, I went off to look for the new Tetchill Tour caches, all set around the small village of Tetchill. On the way I grabbed two drive-by’s, both of which I’m still wondering about as they were both at the side of a nonedescript stretch of road. Why put a cache there?

Lovely canal on part of the Tetchill Tour

Lovely canal on part of the Tetchill Tour

The Tetchill caches were a nice walk and some fun hides. By now I really should start heading for home but could not resist picking off the few drive-by’s between Ellesmere and Whitchurch as they have been on my closest to home not found list for way too long.

Friendly cows on the Tetchill Tour

Friendly cows on the Tetchill Tour

One of the drive-by’s had the part co-ords for a nearby puzzle cache that has been out for 4 months now, but never found. I had a quick look and the other part of the co-ords were in a cache about 6 miles to the north of where I was, so off I set.

Old water pump in Tetchill - there's a cache in it too!

Old water pump in Tetchill - there's a cache in it too!

With the full co-ords for the unfound cache, I plotted them on my GPSr and realised they were (sort of) on my way home. What better way to end the day than with a FTF, which is just what I did :-). A very satisfying end to a great day on what has been the hottest day of the year.

On the way to my FTF (I won't say which canal it is though ;-))

On the way to my FTF (I won't say which canal it is though ;-))

37 finds in some beautiful and unspoilt countryside.

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Beautiful methodist chapel in Barton In The Beans

Beautiful methodist chapel in Barton In The Beans

I was going to go caching with Isaac on Sunday this weekend but the weather forecast did not favour Sunday, so I opted to go on my own on Saturday instead. As it turns out, we had beautiful weather on Sunday too, so I could have gone caching them in the end. Typical!

Part of the walk is along the Leicestershire Round - a network of paths round the edge of the county

Part of the walk is along the Leicestershire Round - a network of paths round the edge of the county

My main target for the day is the Burgo and Beans series, which is a figure of 8 walk between two villages with the very unusual names of Newton Burgoland and Barton In The Beans. After that I had two options:

  • another circular walk of about 4 miles near Ashby De La Zouch
  • as many other caches as I could find in the area, picking on easier caches
Battlefield Line old railway - looks great with lots of old diesel locos going up and down the old tracks

Battlefield Line old railway - looks great with lots of old diesel locos going up and down the old tracks

I parked up in the lovely village of Barton and set off on foot. Nothing too taxing caching wise on this series, with all caches having spot-on co-ords and sensible hides. Quite a few of the hides were either fun containers or well thought out hides which added to my enjoyment. The walk was an excellent variation of different terrain and scenery too :-).

Which way next?

Which way next?

My only failure was on the penultimate cache of the series, which was a small bright green bison tube hanging on a fence. How could I miss it? Try as I might I could not spot it and after 15 minutes looking for it I gave up and moved on. I see it was found later the same day and in the days following this, so I’m not sure what I was missing. Oh well, you can’t find them all…

The very pretty canal section of the walk

The very pretty canal section of the walk

I’d not been feeling 100% at the start of the day as I’ve got a mild cold so opted for the easy option for the rest of the day and set off to find some drive-by’s and shorter walk caches. Ordinarily I would have done the next walk as I was looking forward to it, but was just not feeling full of energy at this stage.

Not many buses stop here! A sheltered seat looking out over the fields.

Not many buses stop here! A sheltered seat looking out over the fields.

I did a few caches near to Barton, including a great one at the site of an old Gibbet. Here’s a link to the cache concerned as the history of the place makes gruesome reading :-).

The Gibbet Post near to a cache

The Gibbet Post near to a cache

I was wondering where to head for next as I still had tons of time left so spent a while scouring the possibilities on Memory Map. The area just to the south of Swadlincote looked promising and was an area we’ve enjoyed caching in before, so off I headed.

Quite a few more quick and easy caches followed, including one on a lovely longer walk up a hill called Hanging Hill. What is it with these parts and gruesome places? First a gibbet and now a hanging hill! All good fun now, but I bet they were not places you’d want to go anywhere near in years gone by :-(.

The Moira Wilderness - an area where coal pits once were and it's not quite given itself over to nature yet

The Moira Wilderness - an area where coal pits once were and it's not quite given itself over to nature yet

After I’d done in this area, I had another look at Memory Map and the area towards Bretby looked promising. We’d had a DNF in this area ages ago but there are now quite a few other caches to keep me interested. A short drive later and I was at the first one.

Great views from the hills in the Bretby Estate

Great views from the hills in the Bretby Estate

A couple of the Bretby caches were in some lovely bluebell carpeted woods on the Bretby Estate and an absolute pleasure to walk to. One of the fab things about this time of year and caching is being taken to beautiful places like this :-).

It was now time to start heading for home, but with 49 finds for the day I just had to find at least one more…

Lovely bluebells near to one of the caches

Lovely bluebells near to one of the caches

On the way to Burton On Trent I passed through an area called Briz Valley, which had quite a few new caches in it. Perfect :-).

I managed a final three caches here, including one that the specimin bottle cache container had been found by a muggle and used for it’s real purpose. Needless to say when I opened it, I thought it was water and shook the container to get rid of the water. I ended up with someone’s wee all over my hands and t-short – yuck! I’m so glad it’s at the end of the day and not the start of the day as I can go home and take a shower now.

Views from the 'wee' cache - not bad at all, shame about the cache though

Views from the 'wee' cache - not bad at all, shame about the cache though

Just before I got on the main A38 to home, I could not resist one last cache at a TB hotel just by the junction.

53 finds in total for the day and another great day out (apart from the wee incident). Here’s a link to a plot of my route for the day on Everytrail.com, including photos from along the way.

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Kiss at the MEN Area - I don't have any good caching pics from my two drive-by's

Kiss at the MEN Area - I don't have any good caching pics from my two drive-by's

On Monday I was due to meet up with a childhood friend I’ve not seen for a few years to go and see Kiss at the MEN Arena. On the way I worked in just enough time for a couple of quick caches.

The first was just by M6 Junction 17 and a nice quick drive-by. The co-ords were a bit iffy but a quick scan round all the likely places nearby soon revealed the cache.

Gene Simmons about to do his firebreathing

Gene Simmons about to do his firebreathing

The next and final cache for the day was near to M6 Junction 19 and another quick find, this time with spot on co-ords.

I’d have done a cache or two in Manchester City Centre before the gig but we’ve found them all!

I met up with my old friend and we had a fabulous evening watching Kiss from about 10ft in front of the stage. I even managed to grab a souvenir towel thrown into the crowd by Gene Simmons after he did his blood spurting part of the show :-).

There's the towel I caught, about half way up the mike stand in the roof of the arena

There's the towel I caught, about half way up the mike stand in the roof of the arena

By the time the show had finished, there was no time for any caches on the way home. Not a great problem as the day was not about caching and I had managed two on the way anyway :-).

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The River Douglas, by my favourite cache of the Croston series

The River Douglas, by my favourite cache of the Croston series

On Saturday I had planned a trip to Lancashire to do the Croston Circular series, which is a set of 31 caches on a circular walk of 10 miles around the village of Croston. On the way round you pass several other caches, a few of which we have yet to find.

If I have time when I’ve finished I’ll then go on to the R.A.T. series by the Ribble embankment and then see about a few drive-by’s on the way back to the motorway and home. Isaac was at school this morning and out at a party on Sunday so it will just be me caching this weekend :-(.

Vents from an underground landfill site - looks a bit like an oil well!

Vents from an underground landfill site - looks a bit like an oil well!

I parked up in Croston near to a pub we’d been to an event at ages ago and set off on my walk. I’d not really looked at the numbering on the caches but I soon realised I was doing the series in reverse. Oh well, not a great problem and on the upside it will mean I might get to bump into other cachers out doing the series in the correct order :-).

Crossing the railway on the Croston walk

Crossing the railway on the Croston walk

The caches were all nice easy finds and the main thing of note on the first half of the walk was bumping into duncscott. We stopped for a quick chat and to compare notes on the caches we’d done on our respective sections of the trail.

Leafy lane about half way round the Croston walk

Leafy lane about half way round the Croston walk

Later on I diverted off the walk to do a stand alone cache at Bank Hall near Tarleton. Back on the trail and a few caches later I bumped into some cachers from Yorkshire called Peteranddi. Just after I left them I went past three people who could have been cachers but I could not see them with a GPSr so did not stop to chat. It turned out to be lwilson1983.

Walking the VERY flat area to the SW of Croston. It looks like you could be on the fens here.

Walking the VERY flat area to the SW of Croston. It looks like you could be on the fens here.

As I neared Croston on the last part of the walk I could hear the bells in the village church ringing out for what was obviously a wedding. A bit later on the route took me through the churchyard and I got to see two lovely old wedding cars parked up, while their occupants were inside the church saying their vows.

Wedding cars outside Croston church

Wedding cars outside Croston church

Once back at the Jeep I realised I had tons of time left, having done the circuit in about 4 hours. I thus headed off for the Linedancer’s R.A.T. series, which was only a few miles away. On the way I picked up a quick drive-by at a roundabout on a main road.

Lovely weir near to one of the caches

Lovely weir near to one of the caches

The R.A.T. series was a great walk and had some fab caches which were really fun to find. I won’t say any more here so as not to spoil it for anyone who has not yet done the caches, but suffice to say Isaac would have loved them if he was with me today.

Views from the Ribble embankment on the R.A.T. series walk

Views from the Ribble embankment on the R.A.T. series walk

After I’d finished this series I still had a spare hour or so so I decided to see how many drive-by’s and cache and dashes I could get between where I was and the M6 near Leyland. The answer was quite a few :-).

Roadside flowers on the R.A.T. series walk

Roadside flowers on the R.A.T. series walk

The main one of note was by this field with two horses in. I grabbed the cache and the two horses came over to say hello. Then lots of dog walkers and pram-pushers appeared out of nowhere and stopped to pet the horses. I ended up having to take the cache with me to the next cache and popping it back when the coast was clear on the way back!

The friendly horses. One of them almost has it's chin on the cache hiding place

The friendly horses. One of them almost has it's chin on the cache hiding place

I ended up the day with a monster 56 finds and about 15 miles or so walked. The weather was great all day which made for a near perfect caching day out :-).

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The old water pump in Great Ness

The old water pump in Great Ness

As it was a Bank Holiday on Monday we decided to go out and check on two of the caches in our Behind Enemy Lines series that looked to be missing. We took some spare caches just in case they were missing.

On the way to the first one at Montford Bridge we stopped off for a quick cache at an underground bunker and part of a follow on series (by another cacher!) from our Behind Enemy Lines series. A nice quick find here.

The cache near to the old bunker at Upton Magna

The cache near to the old bunker at Upton Magna

Our  Montford Bridge cache is in some woods near to the old WW2 airfield and the cache was definitely missing. We had a good scout round the woods for a better hiding place and settled on one place which should work well. With the new co-ords taken we set off for the next caches of the afternoon.

The next two caches we found are in an occasional series based around old wells and water pumps in the more remote parts of North Shropshire. Both of them were very easy finds.

Last on our list was our Behind Enemy Lines: Peplow cache, which someone had emailed me about, saying it was missing. The cache used to be under this HUGE log and someone had taken a chainsaw to the log and cut big pieces off it. Needless to say they had disturbed the log at the same time and it was sat right on top of the cache, meaning you could not get the logbook out.

Isaac with the cache at Merrington

Isaac with the cache at Merrington

We opted to place a new cache a short distance away in a location which hopefully won’t get disturbed. Once we got home we changed both caches pages and marked them as live again.

Just after dinner yet another new cache in Gnosall came out so I arranged to go for the FTF with Allun from the Shropshire Seekers again. The cache was a quick find in the first place we looked and we were FTF again :-).

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L.S. Lowry signs the logbook (or is he sketching some matchstick men and matchstick cats and dogs ;-))

L.S. Lowry signs the logbook (or is he sketching some matchstick men and matchstick cats and dogs ;-))

After an excellent evening watching Kiss at the Sheffield Arena last night, Isaac and myself planned to cache our way over to the 10 Years! Manchester, UK event which was due to be held in Manchester city centre.

The only cache left between us and the M1 was a called called Phoenix, set by this huge state of a phoenix. Try as we might we could not spot the nano so reluctantly gave up and headed northwards on the M1 instead.

Peak District moorland views

Peak District moorland views

I’ve done the Woodhead Pass drive between Sheffield and Manchester many times in the past and was telling Isaac it should be really nice, with lots of great Peak District views along the way. We’d run a caches along a route Pocket Query last night so had a selection of caches to think about stopping for.

Time was a bit tight, so we just stuck to the drive-by’s and cache and dashes, although we’d have loved to go for a longer walk on the moors in this stunning, yet desolate scenery.

Isaac looks for one of the moorland caches

Isaac looks for one of the moorland caches

As we were coming down off the tops on the Manchester side we stopped to clear up a DNF from ages ago at Tintwistle. It took us a few moments to find the cache but what a fantastic hide. If you’ve not done it already, get over to Arnfield Lane – Benchmark – you won’t be disappointed.

The next cache was also a really nice one as it it set not far from where the famous painter L.S. Lowry used to live and in a little park area with a statue of Lowry sat on a bench sketching. See the photo below – we even managed to get him to draw a picture on the cache log ;-).

Isaac with L.S. Lowry

Isaac with L.S. Lowry

Once in the city centre we walked over to where the Shambles used to be and the pub that the event was at. We had a great time at the event meeting lots of old friends and quite a few newer cachers we’d not yet met but seen in many a logbook.

On the way home after the event we picked off the nearest two caches as they were (sort of ;-)) on the way.

At the 10 Years! Manchester, UK event

At the 10 Years! Manchester, UK event

Once home, we had a lovely Sunday roast dinner before I met up with Allun from the Shropshire Seekers to drive up to the 10 Years! Christleton, Chester, UK event. On the way we picked up two caches that had been set for the event and another cache that was very close to the pub.

Another excellent and well organised event followed. We had a great time and hope to start coming back to the regular events that are held at this pub. It’s been way too long since we went to the last one!

Great public art near a cache in Salford

Great public art near a cache in Salford

Not a great day in terms of numbers with only 13 finds, but two of them had unique 10 Years! icons and were really good fun. A great day out :-).

10 Years! special event icon10 Years! special event icon

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