Betty Mundy's Finest Asset (Hants)
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This cache was inspired by the wonderfully quirky placenames in this country. We’ll leave it up to you to discover what Betty’s finest asset is!
When you’ve worked it out, if you’re interested in the derivation of the modern word from its Old English roots, have a read of Margaret Gelling’s and Ann Cole’s excellent book ‘The Landscape of Place-names’, in particular the chapter entitled ‘Valleys, Hollows and Remote Places’.
The cache can be approached from the north or south, but in parts the tracks are a bit flinty. From the north, you can park at the suggested parking for the Beacon Book Box cache. In summer there are also a few nettles about, but this cache can be done in shorts and sandals without coming to too much grief! If you’re approaching from the north, you’ll have to walk a short distance past the cache to get a view of Betty Mundy’s finest asset.To the northeast of the cache site is the abandoned mediaeval village at Lomer, now visible only as lumps and bumps in the grassy field next to the track. It was first mentioned in 802 AD as ‘Lammaeres Gate’ and was probably largely abandoned in the 14th Century after the Plague. The remains are best seen from the northwest, ideally in the evening or morning when the sun shines more horizontally.
The cache is a regular sized ammo box.
Our thanks go to Ann and Brian for letting us know the accurate co-ordinates - our GPSr only goes to two decimal points.
Vg'f oruvaq lrj! Va gur gjva-gehaxrq orrpu gerr.
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum