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Kev's amazing Ramsden Ring tree climbing challenge
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To do this series of caches (Ramsden Ring 1-9 plus this one) you must be prepared for a fairly long walk, and more importantly, to climb trees. There are 5 micro caches hidden up trees, as well as 4 magnetic nano caches at ground level, for each of the 4 roads you will cross. You will also need to collect the clues from all 9 of them to get the coordinates of the final cache.
This cache should not be attempted by just anyone.
Some of the climbs are quite tricky. The caches aren't always in clear view from the ground, so once you think you know which tree its in just get climbing and have a look around. You are looking for a small container with a clip, covered in camo tape. This is clipped to a keyring, nailed into the tree (as pictured). Please be careful when unscrewing the cache as the tape can come off very easily. The clue is on the log sheet inside.
If your not a tree climber you can still do the 4 nano caches which are Ramsden Ring 2,4,7 and 9. The clues for these are in the bottom of the container. (you will need your own pen for all the nanos and micros)
These coordinates are for Ramsden Heath village hall which is a good starting/ending point. However do not park here. You are likely to get locked in. You can park on the street just south up the road next to the park. Alternatively you can park at the sports field and tennis courts (N 51° 38.254 E 000° 28.800). Gates here close at dusk.
Directions are given with the separate caches, although for most of the ring you should be able to just follow the coordinates to the next cache. You will be walking on many bridal paths and fields which can get very muddy. You will also walk past 'Church Bridge #1 and #2' which have been there for a while, plus 'Church Micro 171...Ramsden Bellhouse'. 'Church Micro 170...Ramsden Crays' is also quite close to the route so you could achieve 15 finds in 1 walk here.
The final cache (logged here) can be found at N 51° AB.CDE E 000° FG.HIJ. Only true tree climbing masters will find this cache. It is loaded with (originally) a few goodies to swap, a FTF pin badge for the first person and 4 new travel bugs, which can only go either north, south, east or west. I will be interested to know how long this takes people. Please report your total time in this log, then go on to do the bonus.
Obviously this is not a good idea on a rainy day. The micro caches are clipped to a ring attached to the tree. Do not put your finger though the ring to hold on, as if you were to slip, you will leave your finger behind. This is probably not suitable for younger children.
Enjoy the sights, the sounds and the smells of Ramsden Heath and Ramsden Bellhouse. Good luck!
*note* people seem to be having a lot of trouble getting the log sheets back into the micro's. please fold it back the same way it was, roll it as tight as possible, then put it into the lid first (the smaller bit). Cheers!
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Last Updated: on 11/15/2017 3:34:13 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (11:34 PM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum