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The Narrowboat

A cache by Alibags (Adopted by Dogastus) Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 5/8/2005
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

This cache is to be found just East of Newbury on the Kennet and Avon Canal.

You can park very near to the cache at N51 24.187 W001 18.412 or thereabouts, so this would make a good cache and dash.

The cache contains a stamp and ink pad for you to stamp your own logbook and if you have a stamp or sticker, feel free to stamp the cache logbook too (or just sign as normal). You are looking for a small lock and lock box.

Follow the needle to the spot
What will you see there? Not a lot
You're on a structure made of wood
But if you aren't, that's not very good
On the South side from West to East
Not much to see, to say the least
73 planks from the end
That's where you'll find my little friend
You may remark you're already there
Not much of a clue, that's hardly fair!
But as you start to pout and frown
The the light it dawns, you must look down
What's the initial of my name?
The cache is atop a same-shaped frame!

As with all caches along the canal, please keep a lookout for muggles, as this is can be a very busy spot at times. If in doubt, please come back later and do not give the cache location away. Thanks!


This cache is 1 of 37 caches hidden along 19 miles of the Kennet and Avon canal between and Thatcham and Great Bedwyn via Newbury, Kintbury, Hungerford, Froxfield and Little Bedwyn.


GCNX4V Monkey March Lock
GCJTY7 Between Two Locks by Subarite
GCNX4N Widmead Lock
GCNX47 Bull's Lock
GCNV5Y Ham Lock by Alibags
GCNV6B The Narrowboat by Alibags
GCMRDJ Greenham Lock by Alibags
GCDAFC Along the canal (Berks) by Paul Blitz
GCK0K9 Lock, Stock and Barrel (Berks)
GCN79X Monkey Bridge by d&c
GCKA2W Guyer's Lock (Berks)
GCJCPG Canal Bypass by dogastus
GCK87H Benham Bridge
GCK8NP Hamstead Lock
GCK8NR Copse Lock
GCK8NV Dreweat's Lock
GCGGHW Shepherd's Bridge
GCMMBM Kintbury Lock II
GCK87T Brunsden's Lock
GCK87P Wire Lock
GCHGKY Hunger for this too (300 yards from the canal)
GCK87W Hungerford Lock
GCKYHA Marsh Lock
GCKYHC Cobbler's Lock
GCM1KV Picketfield Lock
GCQGK6 Between by The White Family
GCM3G2 Froxfield Lock
GCHRBT Something for Everyone by The Scooby Snacks + The Rangers of Ithilien
GCM547 Fore Bridge
GCM6V4 Little Bedwyn Lock
GCM6V5 Potter's Lock
GCM86J Great Bedwyn Lock
GCM86M Church Lock
GCN0PV Mill Bridge
GCN0R6 Beech Grove Lock
GCN0RB Wilton Brail Lock
GCJCBJ Crofton Beam Engines

The towpath is well maintained and suitable for cycling. There is a railway line running parallel with the canal with stations at Thatcham, Newbury, Kintbury, Hungerford and Great Bedwyn, so you could park at one station, walk the towpath finding caches and then catch the train back.


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