Millennium Boulder Trail. Boulder I Norbury
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The cache is a regular 4 clip click lock box in a camo bag. This cache is one of a series of caches around the village of Norbury.
Each cache can be discovered as a drive by as they are all near to roads, or they can be done as part of the Millennium Boulder Trail walk which is about 7 miles. None of the caches is very far from each boulder. The Boulder Trail is a pleasant walk over fields, tracks, some lanes and a canal towpath.
The Millennium Boulder Trail was started by the Norbury Local History Group to celebrate the year AD 2000.
In Norbury and the surrounding areas, glacial boulders can be found. Some of these boulders have been rescued, and been re-sited.
Five of these have been erected, one in each of the five settlements that make up the Parish of Norbury. Each boulder is inscribed with its number and the letters MM, and carries a bronze plaque.
If you decide on the walk, parking is available at the Norbury Village Hall.
The full list of caches in the series is:
1) Millennium Boulder Trail Boulder I – Norbury, OS 783235
2) Millennium Boulder Trail Boulder II – Oulton, OS 786224
3) Millennium Boulder Trail Boulder III – Norbury Junction, OS 794228
4) Millennium Boulder Trail Boulder IV – Loynton , OS 780243 and
5) Millennium Boulder Trail Boulder V Weston Jones. OS 76124
Boulder I is located at Norbury, to the right of the entrance to the village hall. This was the first boulder to be erected and was unveiled on Jan.2nd 2000AD.
Until recently it was lying half concealed in a small wood at Hob Hill Knightley, moved there within the last 20 years when adjoining fields were cleared for cultivation.
The first village hall erected on this site was an old army hut brought over from Donnington. By mid 70’s though it was unusable due to damp. In 1983the village school closed, and the committee acquired the land and buildings in exchange for the site of the village hall. In 1985 the old hut was demolished. In 1986 began and the foundation stone was laid and unveiled by Mrs. Nancy Price, the longest resident in Norbury.
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum