The Green Man
This path follows the route of the old railway line from Buckingham towards the station at Verney Junction.
Although the concrete footpath is usually in good condition it is uneven in some places and in the autumn and winter months can be slippery with leaf mold.
The site of the track has been allowed to become a boggy nature reserve with an interesting collection of plant and wildlife & can get very muddy when wet!
You will need to use yet another crossing to reach your goal. Depending on how brave you feel you can try log, plank or bridge, all three lead to your goal. This cache is a camoed screw top tube tucked carefully out of sight.
The Three Bridges
The original cache here "The Green Man" referred to a single ICT that stood in the centre of this clearing, unfortunately it proved to be more "I" than "T" and in the spring of 2013 it collapsed and was removed leaving only a stump.
However the cache has not moved far and the new container is placed in memory of The Green Man and his entertainment value for the cachers who found out his secret.
Once you have achieved your objective continue further along the path until you reach a crossing of foothpaths, turn left and follow the footpath to BC4 - The Narrow Crossing - Buckingham Crossing
- or continue ahead following the path towards Buckingham's Industrial Estate, then cross the main road where you will find:
This is one of the Buckingham Crossing Series
A series of caches around Buckingham Town linked to bridges and other crossing points.
Because of the high muggle presence all the caches are hidden micros or nanos each containing a clue to the location of a larger hidden bonus cache. Please carefully replace them exactly as found after logging.
The circuit is best followed in sequence with recommended parking at the town's main car park (N 52° 00.030 W 000° 59.050) (small charge - free on Sundays & Bank Holidays) and follow the river upstream.
Many of the crossings are over water which can be deep in places and occasionally there is steep terrain so please take care with small cachers. Unfortunately none of the caches are fully accessible by wheelchair.
There is also free car parking roadside at Station Road (The University of Buckingham car park (N 51° 59.620 W 000° 59.400) has restricted access & opening times) and at Bourton Road (N 51° 59.660 W 000° 58.200) These are close to the western and eastern parts of the series respectively but may result in you having to retrace your steps at times.
It's recommended that you allow at least 2 hours to complete the series. Longer if you want to grab some of the other caches around the town.
Colonel's Kernel (Premium Member's Cache)
Ouse Valley Walk - Buckingham #1
Well, well, well
If you have time you can also visit saza's series of caches to the south of the town.
The Buckingham Crossing Series
BC1 - The Ford - Buckingham Crossing
BC2 - The Station - Buckingham Crossing
BC3 - The Green Man - Buckingham Crossing
BC4 - The Narrow Crossing - Buckingham Crossing
BC5 - The Old Bridge - Buckingham Crossing
BC6 - 'Swan' Bridge - Buckingham Crossing
BC7 - Stratford Bridge - Buckingham Crossing
BCX - Bonus Cache - Buckingham Crossing
Buckingham welcomes careful cachers