The 359th in a series of caches where a red telephone box
is in close proximity to a post box
…but one of this Fine Pair looks decidedly off colour!
Kimmeridge is a small village in the county of Dorset, 3.5 miles south of Wareham and 5 miles west of Swanage, and is situated just over half a mile inland on the Isle of Purbeck.
On the coast, south-west of the village, lies the roughly semi-circular Kimmeridge Bay, which is backed by low cliffs of soft shale. Beneath the cliffs there is a large wave-cut platform, known as The Flats, and a rocky shore with rock pools.
The grey telephone box and red postbox face each other across the main street in the village. K6 type telephone boxes were generally painted bright red to match post boxes and in turn the livery of the General Post Office. Originally the designer, Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, had intended his kiosks to be painted silver, with a "greeny-blue" interior. The red that is now much loved was once anything but and caused many local difficulties, resulting in requests for less visible colours. In response the Post Office was forced into allowing a number of telephone boxes to be painted green and others a less strident grey, like that at Kimmeridge, in areas of natural and architectural beauty. The Edward VII-reign postbox is in the front yard of the former village shop (now a café and restaurant), which also used to be the village post office until the early 2000s.
This is a traditional cache hidden at the given co-ordinates
ACCESS IS ON A PUBLIC FOOTPATH
The cache is a secured bison tube
HIGH STEALTH MAY BE REQUIRED
PLEASE REPLACE CAREFULLY OUT OF SIGHT