This is my first attempt at giving something back to the “geocaching community”, I hope you enjoy. (IT MAY ALSO BE AN IDEA TO HAVE TWEEZERS OR SUCH LIKE TO REMOVE THE LOG FROM SOME OF THE CONTAINERS)
These caches are “dedicated” to my good mates R_See & Ay_gee, hence the names of the caches.
These two guys were good enough to introduce me to this “caching thing” a couple of years ago. We have been through a lot together, such as cycling, motor biking, camping & holidays. We often all go out together caching, sometimes whilst the girls are doing their own thing. Ay_gee also initially set me up with my PDA / GPS etc to get me going. (And he calls his son a geek!) I couldn’t wish for two “better mukkas”.
This circular route starts & ends in my own village of Bovingdon.
Bovingdon is an attractive village on the edge of the Chilterns, midway between Hemel Hempstead and Chesham. Bovingdon's most recognisable landmark is the timber memorial protecting the village well at the bottom of the High Street. It commemorates the life of Granville Dudley Ryder who helped provide the village with piped water in the early 19th century.
The first church was built in 1235 but Bovingdon did not become a separate parish from Hemel Hempstead until 1833. The St Lawrence Church of England is a splendid building with a large churchyard. It was rebuilt in 1845 with the exception of the tower, under which is placed an early fifteenth-century effigy of a knight.
Bovingdon Airfield was developed in 1941 and used as a base for the US Air Force during the Second World War. Among the visitors to the base were Big Band leader, Glenn Miller and Hollywood actor, Clark Gable. The runways still exist today but the hangers were replaced by HM Prison, 'The Mount', in 1988. The airfield is now home to Bovingdon Market and also used for Short Circuit racing.
CAR PARKING CAN BE FOUND AT N 51 43.213, W 000 31.628. (Please take care here, as it is a residential parking area)
The route is mainly footpath orientated, (it can get quite muddy in the winter months, & is not always wheelchair friendly) with one or two styles to hurdle here & there. It takes in of some of the local villages, (and pubs if you get a little thirsty on route), with some of the best views of the Chilterns & its natural wildlife.
Please note that these readings were taken on a bleak day in January, when the trees were bare – these may vary in the summer months when the trees are in full bloom
Not all caches will have clues to the final coordinates for the bonus.
Please bring your own pen/pencil with you as not all containers have them