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This cache is loated at the south-western end of Furzton Lake. You are looking for a 35mm film cannister.
While the cache can be easily retrieved without any danger of falling into the lake, please take care and watch over your children.
Furzton Lake is a small balancing lake with a path all the way around it with houses over looking on one side. This lake is fantastic for a run or to briefly get away from the norm of today’s busy lifestyle. Constructed in the mid eighties as one of a series of "balancing lakes" - designed to hold floodwater during heavy rain, Furzton lake is now a valuable environment for wildlife, home to a large population of geese and waterfowl.
Providing a striking landmark at Furzton is the 'Triple Star Head sculpture' by Romanian artist Paul Neagu which was installed in early 2003. Shaped like a comet with its tail erupting from the earth the sculpture is on long-term loan from the Creative Arts Trust.
Look out too for the wooden sculptures on the islands near Lynmouth Crescent, which were installed in the mid eighties and have proved popular with the resident bird population.
There are no facilities at the lake itself but there is a Pub located at the end of Shirwell crescent between the lakeshore and the H7 Chaffron way. Furzton Local centre at Dulverton Drive which has a Tesco Express and others shops etc about 10 minutes walk away to the southwest.
Either at the car park up by GC1Y18R (5mins walk away) or in the quiet adjacent residential road, Bilbrook Lane.
Furzton Lake has become pretty well known within the fishing community for some quite sizeable carp. During the season you will often find many fishermuggles congregated on the north and west shores of the lake. They often fish overnight so if you want to nab this cache out of hours you may well still find you could be muggled!
35mm film container.
Probably the main problem will be the numerous muggles walking dogs. Also make sure you do not get spotted from cars driving along Loxbeare Drive!
Also the general location is easily accessible by wheelchair.