Chester has been out on many cache hunts with us and has rather got to enjoy this pastime, so much so that he now recognises our GPSr and gets excited on seeing it. Recently he has been asking if we could help him create some caches of his own, so of course we agreed as he is not too good at this internet thingy (and if the truth be known he is only really any good at three things, walkeeees, spotting squirrels and burying bones, but don't tell him I told you that). He said that he would like them to be located in some of his favourite types of places that his doggie friends would like and suggested that one in each of the Oxford City Parks would be a good place. Foolishly we agreed to this before checking out how many parks Oxford actually has, and to our surprise their is eighteen of them. I hope you all enjoy this series of eighteen caches, and do post some picies for Chester, especially if you have one of his canine friends with you.
The Parks cover a 70-acre site beside the River Cherwell and contain the graceful Rainbow Bridge, many fine trees and a pond. Paths, which circle and cross the Parks and follow the river, provide pleasant walks. Bridges carry footpaths over the river to Wolfson College and the Marston area of Oxford. The Parks include sports areas and a large collection of plants and trees in landscaped suroundings.
Opening hours: Check the Oxford University Parks web site for details.
Enjoyed this park as it had much wildlife to explore including a few squirrels. Don't forget to bring some bread with you to feed the ducks. You will find parking a problem around here so I would recommend using the Park and Ride buses. If you are very lucky you might find some parking in one of the streets around the park but most spaces are Pay & Display at £1.50 per hour.
This cache is a simple offset multi. At the above coordinates you will find a sign on the gate with a phone number 01865 ABCDEF. In the time honoured fashion, substitute the letters in the following co-ords for the equivalent numbers:
N51 45.D(E-F)B W001 15.(E-F)(B-C)A
Now go find that Cache.
Chester has hidden a Bone'us cache full of special doggy treats for all those cacher's who have managed to complete his COPQ series. To find this cache you will need to collect the letters on the lids of all the COPQ caches, and use them to work out the start location for Chester's Bone'us. Be warned, you will have to go for Chester's favourite type of walkieeees to complete it; a long one.