About SideTracked Caches:
This cache belongs to the SideTracked series. It is not designed to take you to a magical place with a breathtaking view. It is a distraction for the weary traveller, but anyone else can go and find it too! For more information on the SideTracked Series please click here.
Hinton Admiral Station opened in 1885. It is on the London Waterloo to Poole line operated by South West Trains. The Station primarily serves Highcliffe, Dorset and the surrounding areas. The village of Hinton itself is tiny. The Station and the village are in Hampshire County on the Dorset border. The Hinton Admiral Estate, which gave the station its name, is about 1.5 kilometres NNE of the Station, as the crow flies, off the A35. The Estate's gardens are occasionally open to the public.
You are looking for a small clip lock box hidden close to the Railway Station. It is big enough for small trackables. We do NOT recommend parking on Hinton Wood Avenue, so this cache is not really a park and grab cache unless you park in the pay and display car park at the Station, which is across the road from the footpath leading to the cache. Unfortunately this cache is not wheelchair accessible as to access the path you will need to descend a concrete staircase. The cache is located on a footpath leading into a wooded common. It is a particularly good dog walking area and also a good place for geokids to have a romp. There are a couple other caches nearby. The path can get a bit muddy after it rains but is generally not too bad. There are several paths into the common; one of which is on Amberwood Drive, off Ringwood Road, if you want to park there and have a pleasant 10 minute walk through the wood to the cache.
PLEASE RE-HIDE THIS CACHE CAREFULLY AS THIS FOOTPATH IS FREQUENTED BY MUGGLES.
Congratulations to Team Gruffalo on their First to Find!
Warning: We will delete electronic 'Found It' logs without notice where we have found that the Geocacher has not signed the physical log sheet inside the cache.