Aspley Woods are a delightful place, great for walking the dog, horseriding, family outings, cycling. However hidden within their depths are some great spaces. This cache is placed adjacent to one of these interesting places.
The Wavendon Heath Ponds lie on acidic mire, which is rare in Eastern England. The three ponds were created by the Dukes of Bedford in the 19th Century and are home to many rare and unusual plants including bog moss, oval sedge, marsh willow herb and ivy-leaved crowfoot. When scouting out the location in March, I saw a pond full of frogspawn (see photo).
It is an easy 15 minute stroll from the free car park at the waypoint to the cache along well maintained footpaths. No need for bushwhacking. The cache itself is on the opposite side of the footpath to the SSSI. Take care not to walk in the SSSI (it can dry out in summer) as you may damage the rare plants.
The cache container is a tiny micro and contains log book only so no swaps and you need to bring your own pen.
Enjoy this lovely spot :)