The Croucheston Ring [CR] is about a 7mile/11km walk with 27 traditional caches and a multi-cache. It's on public footpaths and tracks with a couple of steepish hills, a few stiles have to be crossed, electric fences shouldn't be a problem, no doubt nettles will be encountered in season, you will come across brambles and prickly bits and livestock may be encountered. Also the paths across a couple of fields may not be reinstated after ploughing. From this you will gather it is not suitable for pushchairs and can get muddy at times.
Although the caches are numbered assuming you are starting in Croucheston, where there is a suitable watering and eating hostelry, the Ring can be started from a few other points. There are no Bonus numbers to collect. The Terrain rating is given from the previous cache and the directions on a few of the cache pages assume you are walking in numerical order. You will need to bring your own pen or pencil. A selection of cache sizes and difficulties will hopefully provide enough entertainment for the discerning cacher!
Please help the CO, so he is not out replacing logs all the time, by refraining from using stickers and stamps on log sheets. It is sufficient to sign on one line and not waste several lines of the log sheets. A booklet is in #19 which can be used for your stickers and stamps. Thanks.
Parking is limited in the village and suggested parking along a Bridleway at N51 01.572 W001 54.338 but pull in close as farm access. As at 16/06/14, please note that a gate has been placed across the Bridleway - don't drive past it! Parking may also be available at the Village Hall, N51 01.866 W001 54.120. If coming from the south it may be possible to leave the A354 at Grimsdyke Graneries and park at end of lane, N51 00.474 W001 53.878, to start the Ring at #17, although as at August 2016 there is an access gate at the main road which appears to be closed at random times so access can no longer be guaranteed.
Choose a good day and the views are excellent, on a wet, windy day it won't be nice on some of the exposed parts!
Cache is a camo tube.