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Curse of the FTF Greater London #17 Padmall Woods

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Hidden : 03/13/2010
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Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

Padmall Wood is mainly sweet chestnut coppice with some very large ancient coppice stools. A recent historic landscape assessment showed ancient charcoal hearths here. The woodland would have been a familiar part of the landscape to Darwin and contains species he studied, including wood sorrel and wild angelica.

You are looking for a small-ish sized clip lock container, please ensure that the containers lid is fastened properly on both sides before replacing and you will need your own pen.

This series is run by FantasticCat (The FTF Greater London #1 cache is GC1N994) and is a continuation of the series that Dorsetgal started in Dorset, after hearing about it how it got established in the US on the Podcacher Podcast. Hopefully in time it will become established nationwide! As Groundspeak has now prohibited the publication of caches which required you to hide another cache as a condition of logging the FTF find, you do NOT have to place another cache as a condition of logging the FTF but it would be nice if you did (particularly for YOU!), so the chain is not broken!

Guidelines for this series are below:

1. FTF'er should place the next cache in the series (in this case, The Curse of the FTF #17!) within 1 month... Otherwise the curse will prevent you from ever getting another FTF again!!! Muhahahahahahahaha!

2. You can only be a FTF for this series once. This spreads the FTF love around, and gives others a chance to play along.

3. Cache can be any type of cache (Puzzle, Multi, etc.), but I do ask that you set it in Greater London (there are 33 London boroughs making up Greater London; Enfield in the North down to Croydon and Bromley in the South, Hillingdon in the West through to Havering in the East).

4. You must include this set of guidelines in your listing for the series. I (FantasticCat) will be happy to answer any questions concerning the guidelines or about the placing of caches to those who have not placed a cache before. By way of clarification, there is no requirement besides the standard signing of the cache log to prevent you from logging this cache when found. Everyone should log their find, and hopefully the FTF person will play along and place another cache, but it is in no way a requirement for logging your find.

Greater London Series FTFers
# / Cache Name / GC Code / FTF

1 New River Head GC1N994 Loony Londo
2 Barnet Church GC1NA65 Rastan
3 The Mill Field GC1QC5M Ducktagnan
4 Winchmore Hill GC1QVVV Renatopivano
5 Abney Park GC1RMNK james and sadie
6 Frieze! GC1TG5G groosome
7 Westway Sports GC1VNEQ The Bongtwashes
8 M1 Jct 3 GC1W0BQ bones1
9 Spur Road GC1XG6T rodz
10 WTF GC1XGN8 Belplasca
11 Hail Caesar GC215C2 TheAardvarkFamily
12 Henry’s Gateway GC221PG bevroutley
13 Beverley’s Bank GC22D8R dancingdogs
14 The Cat’s Back GC2322G Madam Cholet
15 Cartman's Cache GC23HMX Ryuchan
16 Jewels Wood GC23VCE beetstarz

Make sure you take some time to have an explore of the whole woods, it is a great place for a walk with the family.

There are car parks at Heathfield Road and Westerham Road. You can also access this area by national rail into Hayes Station and walk through Hayes Common.

**** Congratulations to the Warren Wanderers for FTF! ****

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