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.
Make sure you look out for bonus information which can be found inside some of the caches and make a clear note of it. A photo might be useful. You will find some clues on how to solve the puzzle in We didn't mean to go to sea - Sinbad
The cache can be found at N51° 58.ABC E 001° 16.DEF
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 - Bonus
"Daddy's explaining everything," said John.
"It's going to be alright," said Titty
"Daddy'll tell her we didn't mean to go to sea," said Susan
[Quotes 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 regular bus service from Shotley to Chelmondiston (Mon-Sat) 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 of the land owner and the environment agency.