The MERETOWN MEANDER series of caches comprises 23 small containers placed in a 'circular' type walk of approximately 6ml / 11km between Meretown, Sutton, Warton Grange and Forton, on the Shropshire/Staffordshire border.
You could begin the hunt at any point on the circuit and by following the cache numbers in sequence, you will always come back to where you started !!! - however if you want to add a bit of competition into your search and take part in the Meretown Challenge (see below) you need to start at number 1.
As we discovered when hiding the caches, the area between numbers 3 and 4 (at the far side of Aqualate Mere) can be very, very boggy after rainfall. Stout waterproof walking boots or wellies are strongly recommended - also geo-dogs with small legs may need to be carried in such conditions.
Along the route you will also encounter, sheep, cows (and the odd bull or 2), horses, llama and shetland ponies so junior geo-cachers will be kept happy !!!
None of the caches are deviously hidden as we've intended this to be suitable as an afternoon family fun hunt. All the caches are in identical style containers so once you've found the first one, you know what you're looking for each time.
THE MERETOWN CHALLENGE
It's not all about being first to find, and with the Meretown Challenge we aim to show that first isn't always the best ... Who will be the quickest to complete ALL 23 caches in this series ???
To take part, simply park up at or around parking co-ords at N52 46.774 W002 21.994 then head to the nearby style at N52 46.758 W002 21.927 near to cache number 1.
Start timing as soon as you cross this style and the clock stops when you have Cache number 23 in your hand !!!!
Once completed send us an email with your final time on and we will create a 'hall of fastest fame'
Good luck and happy geo-hunting !!!