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Caches No’s 1472 to 1485 – Nidd Gorge Walk

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Caches No’s 1472 to 1485 – Nidd Gorge Walk

A sunny Sunday morning and I thought I would go for a little walk along the banks of the River Nidd just to the East of Harrogate… and find the cache series known as the Nidd Gorge Walk. I’d never been around here before but the roads nearby were full of cars as it is obviously a popular dog walking place… and cycling place, horse riding place etc…

18th March 2012 – Panorama GC2MG7K – cache #1472
I had to miss the first cache of the series ‘ Pint in sight’ as there were so many people about that to stop and look for the cache would be impractical… so I walked on to this cache and grabbed it in between passers by

18th March 2012 – Milners Way GC2MG6Q – cache #1473
A pile of stones in a hedge bottom, just a pile of stones to a normal person, but an obvious cache hiding place to a cacher

18th March 2012 – Weir-is-it GC2MG5X – cache #1474
This one was difficult… first of all to get to as it was up a very steep very slippery banking, and secondly to find as it is small and hangs from a tree branch

18th March 2012 – In Memory GC2PM9E – cache #1475
This cache I gave a Favourite point to as it made me laugh when I spotted it ! Fortunately it is not a place where you would be if you weren’t looking for it so it’s not going to be disturbed by any passers by

18th March 2012 – Pod of Life GC2PMA2 – cache #1476
A cache hidden in a small branch hole in a tree, unfortunately I couldn’t get it out ! just photograph the top of the red container tube in situ (The next visiting cacher took a suitable extraction tool and renovated the cache)

18th March 2012 – Beach Ahoy GC2PMAH – cache #1477
film cannister hidden in a tree… you need a stick to poke it out though as it is in an awkward spot

18th March 2012 – High & Low GC2PMBB – cache #1478
Another slippery banking up the side of the muddy path, it must be much easier to do this in the summer when the footing is firmer !

18th March 2012 – Passion Place GC2PMC6 – cache #1479
The name of the cache gave the position of this way… it was hidden at a ‘kissing gate’. It was a slippery muddy path to get to it though

18th March 2012 – Spring Wood GC2PMGH – cache #1480
A nicely constructed hide at the base of a rather odd shaped tree. The hide at first confused me as I had moved the cache aside to look underneath and found nothing, then realised I had the cache in my hand

18th March 2012 – No Through Road GC2PMH6 – cache #1481
A Magnetic mollusc cache attached to the gate across the road. Easy to spot because I had seen the type before, but I had to wait ages as first one lot of walkers, then a car, then another dog walker came past before I could retrieve the cache

18th March 2012 – Incy Wincy GC2PQ4R – cache #1482
With a name like this I wasn’t at all surprised to find a large spider lurking in a hole in a tree at the co-ordinates, a large black spider guarding this cache

18th March 2012 – Old Bilton Lane GC2PQ53 – cache #1483
A more traditional hide… a film pt magnetically attached to a lamp post

18th March 2012 – A Pint-in-Sight GC2MG8G – cache #1484
Due to the number of people around I had had to pass on this one as I set out on the walk, so I nipped back to it before returning to the car. The coordinates put it sort of in the middle of the path, which was pretty much where it was hidden

19th March 2012 – Ready, Steady, Go !!! GC3EEN7 – cache #1485
Monday and another blank day on my caching calendar, so I went out at lunchtime to crab this new one. The cache was very easy to find as when I pulled up on the opposite side of the road I could see the cache magnetically stuck under the railings from sitting in my car


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