Enjoy a loop walk around Kensington Gardens. If you begin at the Lancaster Gate tube station, the walk will take you about 2 miles and maybe 90 minutes as you search for the 6 caches and enjoy the views. Posted hours for the park are 6 am to dusk all year round. The park is lush with flowers right now, and the large green open spaces give it a sense of peacefulness. Dozens of park benches line the walkways for a quick lunch or a lingering visit with a good novel. The Long Water is filled with birds at this time in the season (February), and offers many opportunities for photography or bird feeding.
Kensington Gardens #1 will be found at the coordinates above, which are placed near the corner of the the Fountains where the water pours into the Long Water. This section of the Fountains offers some privacy since no one lingers there, although hundreds of people walk past the area each hour.
You will not need to leave the pathway to retrieve or replace the cache, but you will need to be somewhat stealthy after you see it. As long as you know what you are looking for, it's easy to see from several feet away. No one will notice if you reach down to grab it.
The cache contains a log only, so please bring your own pen or pencil. When replacing the log, make sure it is protected from view just as you found it.
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