Library in the Wood Geocache Description
The cache is a 4 litre Tupperware container wrapped in a green plastic bag. It is hidden just by a public footpath that runs between Mildridge Wood and Mill Bank Wood close to Sevenoaks, Kent. There are many ways to access this cache as there are public footpaths leading into the wood from several directions. The terrain is fairly straightforward and should be okay for young children (5 years +). To find this cache, you will need to walk through the woods for about 30 minutes and cross the little bridge by the old mill site.
Recommended parking is available by the side of the road in Dibden Lane at N51 15.754 E0 10.133 which is close to the footpath leading into the wood (see photos). From this point there are two footpaths available and you can take either one but the more direct route is the one on the right when facing the woods (i.e. in the direction away from the A21 Bypass bridge). On the other side of the wood, there is also a footpath and parking by the side of a small road leading off Gracious Lane at N51 15.064 E0 10.272 but this is a much longer walk.
Mill Bank Wood is a lovely walking area with a mixture of difficult and easy paths. This is not a quick in and out cache and is designed more for a nice walk of about an hour or more, however, it can be done in about 30 minutes if you're in a rush. The wood is quite close to the Greensand Way (http://www.walkingpages.co.uk/trails_paths/LDP_greensandway.htm) and this cache could be an interesting diversion on a longer walk.
When you are having a good walk and decide to stop for lunch or a drink, then it’s often quite nice to sit down and read a good book for a while. Hence the name of this cache, Library in the Wood, as it contains several books suitable for various ages and tastes. Please feel free to read and/or take a book when you find the cache or, even better, exchange it for one that you’ve already read yourself.
Once you get close to the cache it should be fairly easy to find as its now a few feet adjacent to the public footpath (see Spoiler photos for cache location if you don't want to take any chances!). It’s covered with some logs & twigs so the cache is not immediately visible. Please replace in the same way so that rainwater does not collect in the plastic bag.
The new cache contains some toys and the following books:
“The Fox Without a Tail” by Aesop
“How to Avoid Kissing Your Parents in Public” by Lindsay Macrae
“Dragon's Rock” by Tim Bowler
“Shattered Icon” by Bill Napier
“Replay” by Ken Grimwood
“Jericho” by Dirke Bogarde
“Voices in The Garden” by Dirke Bogarde
“That Old Gang of Mine” by Leslie Thomas
“The Human Factor” by Graham Greene