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Fancy a change from cache-n-dash ?
Well here it is; all in "open access" forestry area.
The cache is a small cliplock box.
Parking is at the above co-ordinates.
650 feet of ascent
03/08/2017 Re-route but no change to Waypoints.
1st Waypoint: N 52° 43.763 W 001° 56.522
Your easy STARTer. How many total letters on this road sign, divide by 2. (A)
Return to forest track (close to parking) and continue.
2nd. Waypoint: N 52° 43.370 W 001° 55.(A)58
You need the number of words in this address. (B).
Go right (wsw) on the wide forestry road..
3rd. Waypoint: N 52° 43.138 W 001° 56.(B+1)03
"Sniff" - In the top one, how many different numbers occur 3 times ? (C)
Go uphill (south) and just before the top follow the waymarkers on the post.
4th. Waypoint: N 52° 42.695 W 001° 56.1(C)0
What is the number that there are three of? (D)
Telephone number - Countryside Service or Ranger Service
Castle Ring is an Iron Age hill fort, situated high up on the southern edge of Cannock Chase, Staffordshire, in the village of Cannock Wood, England. Castle Ring was thought to have been occupied around AD 50, by the Celtic Cornovii tribe. Apart from the perimeter earthworks, little remains visible.
From the car park go up the steps and right (north east)on the highest circle, to get good views of the Trent Valley; to the other steps near the highest point .
To go for the 5th, go down these steps from the 'ring' and return to and down the steep hill that you came up (Heart of England Way going NNW). Go straight on to the lowest point, passing (the 3rd Waypoint); a stream and lake. Go uphill and where the path levels out at a wide crossing of limestone paths
N52 43.437 W001 56.609 - turn right.
5th. Waypoint: N 52° 43.419 W 001° 5(D+6).218
When you’re close and as you descend steeply towards a stream; on your right, at the base of what was a very large tree, a natural hidy hole.
What is the number hidden here? (E)
You now have all the co-ordinates for the final cache position.
N 52° 4(C). (B+C) (D) (A+C)
W 001° 5(A). (C) (A+E) (A)
You can cross the stream in the bed of Mutchill’s Gutter, by the ‘eco warrior’ bridge, that has improved this crossing point enormously.
To find the final cache, there is no need to leave the well defined paths.
FTF :- Lnz+Carlos and Nediam - well done
[Some picture hints provided]
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Last Updated: on 5/28/2018 8:10:13 AM Pacific Daylight Time (3:10 PM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum