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Stert stream, going underground (1 of 3)

A cache by Daniel Glover Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 11/17/2013
Difficulty:
4.5 out of 5
Terrain:
5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Web site link from a log on 8th January 2016. makes a good read.

http://www.abingdon.gov.uk/feature-articles/river-stert-culvert-abingdon

Please could I be told when the paper is getting low so I can go and replace (or send log paper sheet as file on Microsoft publisher to someone doing soon, saves me going down there). Pencil, rubber and sharpener in there to use for logging, don't take them.

A ladder or foot loop, climbing kit, carabina. sling is another quick way. use railing above entrance.

A cache I had fun on a sunday afternoon placing in November, was getting dark at 4.20pm when finished.

After about 20m in my dingy bottomed out and I got out and walked with just wellies on with no problems.

Leave floatation device at the first cast iron pipe, what I did with it's rope around the pipe.

This tunnel takes the water from the stream under Stert street and it starts at the tunnel here under the vets.
(visit link)

Found this in a long word document on memories of Abingdon.

The main stream, years ago, flowed open through Stert St, giving the Street its name.

Always wanted to have a look here, known it was there and leaning over the stone bridge at entry point can see the way in, never had the reason to do before today, or a floatation device to get there.

Got in mind to get to at least this bit here on link below.
At 2nd rain water downpipe from door at church is a round drain cover on the ground.
Stream goes under here. (visit link)

Shame people can't really get up the lot as it looses height, to hard and the air not the worlds best. Got upto the pizza place by the walk through to Abbey close maybe. far as I could go.

So where is it.

About 12m after the drain cover with small holes in by the church (given google map link), right hand side up high where nice stone and modernish brick arch is.also by a piece of small rusty iron plate and 1 bolt. Shout up to person you are with then not 12m from there, maybe a bit less. Please put something in front to stop it slipping. Brick, a large stone, something like that.

Extra points if you find the flat bit in the wall about 25cm by 40cm, up near the church and before the cache I think (doing from memory).
Someone called bradey was down there in 1945 was wrote on the flat bit. Was he a workman down there for a reason or just having a look as a member of the public, proberly a lot more normal then.
Try and not been seen as you are going in. Is all a bit strange and don't want someone complaining.

My easier other tunnel based cache (no floatation device needed) is this.
(visit link)

Not quite as hard but 3 foot head height so a lot of bending.
(visit link)

Another wet one.
(visit link)

Last Abingdon based wet one of mine.
(visit link)

My Oxford underground stream one.
(visit link)

Last water based cache I set up, this is in Wantage.
(visit link)

My friend Jason's underground stream one at Marston I help set up.
(visit link)

Toilets in the small car park near where all the way points are on old stone bridge.

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