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Tricky Trees Series - #2

A cache by Knargle Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 05/30/2009
Difficulty:
4.5 out of 5
Terrain:
4.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   small (small)

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Geocache Description:

The cache is subtitled Whistle Way Meadow, as it is in a field just beside Whistle Way.
The field itself is ideal for dog walking, BBQ-ing (so long as it doesn't damage the environment), picnicing, paddling, climbing, or just walking and lazing-about, as it has the meandering River Soar running through it, a couple of (very) small banks, and it gets a lot of sun.

Whistle Way itself is a disused mineral railway line which runs from Coventry road (by the field) to Granite Close, Enderby, and is also excellent for dog-walking.

The tree which contains the cache can be found at the coordinates above. It is the one with the old rope-swing that leans over the river, and you can confirm that the cache is there by moving further along the riverbank (and looking up).

The climb is considerably easier than 'Tricky Trees Series #1' but isn't without its difficulties:
- it hangs considerably far over the river
- it is quite a bendy (but sturdy enough) branch, which scared the hell out of me when a small gust hit it whilst I was placing the cache.
- it isn't thick, so it requires excellent balance and I imagine the lighter, smaller cachers will find it easier.

For these reasons, I would advise NOT TO ATTEMPT the climb if the conditions are very WET or WINDY.

Also, although the water is very shallow, take care not to fall in as the tree is about 30cm past a fence which was presumably put up to either stop chavs being idiots or to stop cows crossing the river.

Once you have braved the climb, there is some room to sit on part of the branch (or your foot) so you won't be crouching precariously whilst opening the box.
I have (rather ingeniously, haha..) used my cello mute, and some elastic to doubly secure the lid and still make it easy to open, but don't worry, it won't all fall off when you open it, just slide one end of the elastic over the mute, unclasp the lid, and open it.
Unfortunately, the log book is tiny, so you might want to bring your own, fine pencil.

The area is in general a common haunt of muggle dog-walkers, so keep an eye out.

As there is no ideal parking for the field, you have several options:
- park in the car park of one of the nearby warehouses (so long as it is after working hours).
- park further up the main road, e.g. Huncote Road, Desford Road or somewhere in Narborough village. Finding roadside parking shouldn't be difficult.
- park in a side street somewhere along Whistle Way then walk right to the end to get to the field. Paths up to Whistle Way occur at every bridge (where the road passes underneath) but it isn't fenced, so getting onto it wouldn't be a problem.

Original Contents:
- Trick bloody finger
- Little ceramic pig thing
- Cherry Necklace
- Mnm key ring
- Cool stone thing
- FTF prize of an un-released Trackabulldog coin.

Take great care, but equally, ENJOY yourselves!

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