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This is one of our favourite walks, having visited this area whilst camping when we first got together in the late eighties.
We now live in Hampshire, having left Sunbury on Thames in 1999. We enjoy walking in the forest with our daughter and two cavalier king charles spaniels.
The Coordinates given above are for parking. This is outside the old station tea rooms.
Part of this walk takes you along the old railway track, closed in the 60's by Dr. Beeching. The new house on your travels is where the old railwaymans cottage used to be. This was demolished after a fire and only recently replaced with this modern building, causing a bit of a stir!!
What do you think, eye catching or eye sore!?
You are best to keep to the tracks on this walk, as some area's of the forest may be BOGGY. Wellies may be needed depending on the recent weather.
It will take you about 1 hour (not including the cream tea!!)
The old station tea rooms are open 7 days a week 10am to 5pm.
Hope you enjoy this walk and maybe a cream tea afterwards, you deserve it!!
**** Having read some of the posts over the months i felt that i should point any future cachers in the right direction (no pun intended) A few of you seemed to have taken my keep to the tracks remark to literally. There is no need to walk up and down the railway track or the hilly road more than once. You will walk from clue to clue and only from clue 5 will you be on a track that you have walked before. Hopefully this will help you all have a better walk as we intended. ****
We have given you the first location coordinates below. At each location you will then need to answer a question to be able to fill in the next coordinates. But make a note of your answers, you will need them to find the cache!!
1st location. N50'48.465 W 001'40.646
How many uprights support the handrails of this structure?
Answer = A
2nd Location N50'48.4A7 W001'41.195
How many conifer trees on the left hand side of the Holmsley lodge front garden?
Answer = B
3rd Location N50'48.7B2 W001'41.454
How many walls of this structure are left?
Answer = C
4th Location N50'48.70C W 001'41.186
How many windows are on the east facing side of the house?
Answer = D
5th Location N50'48.D67 W001'41.195
How many horizontal bars on the main gate?
Answer = E
Using your previous answers above solve these simple sums to help fill in the cache coordinates.
Subtract D from E to give you = F
Add C and D together to give you = G
Add A to B and then subtract C = H
You are looking for a 2 ltr tupperware box. Please mind the muggles as it can get busy here in the summer.
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum