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Tiny Log Book Traditional Geocache

This cache has been archived.

Dan Q: This morning two men from the council turned up at my door and asked if they could borrow my driveway to park their vehicle. We got chatting, and it turned out that they were going to be working on footpath maintenance nearby. Realising where they meant, I asked for more information about their work: their plan was to remove the footbridge which acts as the home to this geocache, and replace it with a new one a couple of metres over in order to bring the path in-line with its "correct" location!

So I wandered out with them and removed the geocache before they got started on removing the bridge. I might be able to replace it after the new bridge is built, but - based on their description of the new bridge - it might need to be a different design of cache, so for now I'm archiving this one. This is perhaps my happiest cache-archiving ever.

I confirmed that this team WEREN'T the bridge inspection team who wrote a lovely log in a cache of mine hidden under a different bridge in this area (, but they said that they do occasionally find caches as part of their work and try to return them as-they-found-them. Delightful conversation.

Hidden : 10/01/2020
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Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

Sutton and Stanton Harcourt are crisscrossed by a network of public footpaths, many of which bisect at strange angles fields and even gardens! I've always wondered how this strange arrangement came to pass. In general, it's common for traditional footpaths to run along or near land boundaries: at the edges of fields, for eample. But around here, you'll often find yourself walking along a path and discover that you're between somebody's house and their shed.

If you follow this path to the West, you'll see a perfect example of this. This footpath cuts straight through the middle of the land of Nichols Farmhouse: to the North of the path is the house and their lawn; to the South their vegetable patch and woodshed. Beyond that, the footpath runs alongside the fields of Friars Farm, turning right at the site of the old Starveall Barn to eventually reach South Leigh.

Before it does any of that, though, it crosses a tiny footbridge and a stile, and it's here that you'll find the geocache. You're looking for an aggressively camouflaged container in an otherwise-obvious hiding place. Please take care to pay attention to the orientation of the cache container and the inner log container (it doesn't fit well the other way around: if you have to force it, you've done it wrong).

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