Monthly Archives: April 2012

Caches No’s 1647 to 1660 – The Green Hammerton Walk

Saturday afternoon after the wettest week in April since records began 140 years ago… and I decided that I would do better walking on tracks and lanes rather than over the fields, so I chose to go to Green Hammerton where there were several caches and from the maps and Google satellite seemed to be a minimum of walking over fields. There is a cache walk there, but it appears to be a shorter walk that has been lengthened because I did it in the obvious route from cache to cache, but it certainly wasn’t the order the caches are set out in !  Continue reading

Caches No’s 1621 to 1647 – A Weekend Away at Brean Sands

Just like last two year this entry will start “I was travelling down to Brean Sands near Weston Super Mare for the weekend, so I thought I’d do a few drive by caches, it’s a 250 mile drive, 230 of that should be on Motorways so it should have been about a four hour drive… it took me”… well this year I didn’t stop so many times on the way down so only six and a half hours… Continue reading

Caches No’s 1607 to 1620 – The Scarcroft and Bardsey Walks

To catch up / pull ahead of Adam (UKCacheMag) in terms of number of caches found I need to maximise my numbers when planning cache trips, which isn’t easy as I have done almost all of the large concentrations of caches around here. So this time I thought I would do not one but two cache series, which do meet each other and form a figure 8 total walk around the villages of Scarcroft and Bardsey to the NE of Leeds Continue reading

Caches No’s 1581 to 1606 – More Cycle Caching

When I was young bicycles used to come with mudguards, mudguards that stopped the spray from wet roads as well as mud from muddy paths leaving the distinctive line up the back of your clothes… If you buy a modern bike  such things are optional extras. I mention this because for the first time I went out cycle caching on a muddy track, it hadn’t rained for two or three days but there were still puddles that had to be ridden through, and when I got back the bike and my back were rather spattered with mud… So I need to go and buy a mudguard… I also need to buy a cover sheet to go in the back of the car for when I put in a muddy bike ! Continue reading

Caches No’s 1565 to 1580 – Easter Caches

While I was out walking the Ledsham and Fairburn series the previous afternoon I got a text from a young lady saying she wanted to go to the Seaside. Well, I couldn’t disappoint her and tus the next day, Easter Sunday, we went off to Whitby for the day.
Whitby is not a good town for caches, it would seem that someone has a grudge against them as they are almost all missing, and quickly go missing again when replaced.
The next day, Easter Monday, was dull and wet, but I went caching anyway ! Continue reading

Cache No’s 1536 to 1564 – Ledsham and Fairburn Walk

After the success of the Cycle caching last time I thought I would go back to the Ferrybridge area and do another series the following weekend, this time I chose the Ledsham and Fairburn walk, around an area of ponds and wetlands that is an RSPB nature reserve. This time it would be walking as the paths weren’t all cycleable.
First though I had a date empty on my caching calendar so while out shopping I grabbed a cache Continue reading