This “multi” involves a walk of about 3 miles around Stanwick Lakes, it being the second in the Park n Cache series.
Up until 1980 the area around the Stanwick site was mainly used for farmland and pasture. In 1980 archaeological excavations in and around the Lakes site revealed early prehistoric ceremonial complexes. In 1985 quarrying and mineral extraction began at the northern end of the site. These initial areas were restored to lakes and meadows. Quarrying ceased in 2004 and the site is now owned by Northamptonshire Council and managed by Rockingham Forest Trust.
Stanwick Lakes lies in the heart of the Nene Valley in Northamptonshire and offers something for everyone.
A Visitor Centre, complete with cafe, gift shop, a hidewaway indoor play area for children, function rooms and education wing.
Over 7 miles of footpaths and cycle paths.
Central adventure play ground with waterplay, streams, water wheels, sand play areas, climbing towers and giant slides.
Full size assault course.
Adventure trail with climbing rock, rope bridge, giant tyre swing and zip wire.
Bird hide, fishing, cycle hire, picnic areas, toilets, outdoor theatre.
The walk is mainly on metalled paths with a few short stretches on grass and is buggy friendly. Please be aware of the nearby deep water if caching with children.
Car parking is available in the park itself at a cost of £2.00 (October - March), £3.00 (April - September) per car, payable on exit at an unmanned barrier.
You can also park in the layby on the A45 co-ords N52 20.111, W0 34.410
There are six clues that can be completed in any order.
N52 19.812, W0 34.998
Commemorates the life of JJ. You require the highest of the two numbers that appear twice in the years.(A)
N52 19.771, W0 35.137
Are you up for it? How many balancing beams test your skill? (B)
N52 20.061, W0 34.881
The number of letters in the name of the animal depicted between the fox and squirrel? (C)
N52 20.440, W0 34.855
8th digit of RFT's second telephone number? (D)
N52 20.494, W0 34.542
The number of shoes on the post? (E)
N52 20.612, W0 34.230
Count the words, but not the name (F)
You now have enough information to put together the exact location of the cache.
N52 (F-B) (B+A) . (C+(D-A)) (2xD) ((2xE)+A)
W0 (F-C) (C-E) . (B-(A+E)) (C+A) (F-(B-A))
You are looking for a cameo clip box with original contents of:
1 x Spring Snowman Trackable Geocoin
1 x Log Book
1 x Pen
1 x FTF Glow in the dark badge
1 x Water Pistol
1 x Plastic Dinosaur
1 x Spinning Top
1 x Kazoo
Congratulations to Saddlesore1000 for a FTF and a brilliant log.
Thanks to Rockingham Forest Trust for permission to locate the cache in the park.