The series has been created to celebrate one of our literary heros, Arthur Ransome, who died 50 years ago in 1967. He wrote many books in the Swallows and Amazons series but one of the most relevant to the area is “We didn’t mean to go to sea” which has its opening set at Pin Mill.
Look out for bonus information which can be found inside some of the caches. See We didn’t mean to go to sea - Bonus
There is a series of 10 stamps to collect along the way too. Collection leaflets can be found in cache 1.
The cache series will take you along the river following extracts from the story.
We didn't mean to go to sea - Goblin
“Goblin,” said Roger. “Funny name for a boat, I wonder where she is.”
“There’s a boat coming up the river now,” said John, “but she may be going right up to Ipswich…”
“Her sails are a lovely colour,” said Titty.
A little white cutter with red sails was coming in towards the moored boats.
[Quotes and images from We Didn't Mean to Go to Sea by Arthur Ransome Published by Jonathan Cape. Reprinted by permission of The Random House Group Limited]
There is a bus service from Shotley to Chelmondiston if you would like to make this a linear walk. Click here
to see the time table.
Caches have been placed with funding support from Suffolk Coast and Heaths, Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and with kind permission of the National Trust.