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Caches No’s 3307, 3308 & 3309 – The Sicklinghall Saunter

Submitted by on Wednesday, 11 June 2014No Comment
Caches No’s 3307, 3308 & 3309 – The Sicklinghall Saunter

With the World Cup starting the following day this was the last chance for a few weeks that I would have chance to go out caching in the evening, I have a habit of watching all the football matches at the World Cup, or at least all you can, so 56 out of the 64 games… So for the last evening I thought I needed to go and check on my cache placed at Kirkby Overblow, make sure it had stood up to the heavy rain over the previous weekend, then if it was okay I could have it published. The nearest caches to Kirkby that I haven’t found was a long established (well 5 year old) series called the Sicklinghall Saunter, so off to Sicklinghall I went.First I couldn’t find GC1RRAF Sicklinghall Saunter #1 – A problem with the weather we have had over the past couple of months is that it has been superb growing weather for nettles, brambles and goose grass… couldn’t really see the hint object and though I had a good poke around I had no luck in finding the cache

11th June 2014 – Sicklinghall Saunter #2 GC1RRBK – cache #3307
At least I could find the cache here… though it was guarded by nettles and not that easy to get to… I discovered that I had forgotten to take a pen, so I couldn’t sign the log – just the photograph of the cache though to prove I was there

11th June 2014 – Sicklinghall Saunter #3 GC1RREJ – cache #3308
Easiest cache to find on the walk. though I do wonder what the locals think about people poking about in the hedge behind their garages and BMW’s !
Again I couldn’t sign it but I have the photo to prove my visit

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After this I couldn’t find GC1RREY Sicklinghall Saunter #4 – Another cache where the lovely growing weather has made finding the cache difficult – not helped by the fact that it was getting dark and gloomy by the hedge and I couldn’t see much… I poked around in all the likely places at the base of the obvious tree but found nothing

11th June 2014 – Sicklinghall Saunter #5 GC1RRFE – cache #3309
I found this one okay, but having only found 3 of the 5 there was no chance of working out co-ordinates of the bonus… still I thought it was going to be on the track back to the parking spot and other peoples logs said it was in an obvious hiding place… so I had a quick look at all the obvious hiding places on the way back… trouble is that the hedges and verges are so overgrown you can’t really see anything, so I didn’t manage to stumble across the bonus.
All in all a nice walk round but I’ll have to come back in Feb/March time when the undergrowth has all died down to find the caches I missed

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