Thames Path - Mapledurham Lock
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You have a choice of where to start the journey to this cache. Either in Purley Village at the end of Mapledurham Drive (Thames Footpath - please note: vehicular access for residents only). If you have a bicycle or pram/pushchair it would be better to join the path from Wintringham Way, Purley on Thames - go through the kissing gate and turn right.
As you walk down the public footpath, the lane splits into two. The turning left is a private road to the lock. The public foothpath is the right fork. The lock is ahead of you, slightly to the left and the cache is hidden quite close to the lock gate. The area is very popular with walkers so stealth is required when retrieving the cache. Some of the lock-keepers know where it is hidden and if they see you struggling to find it may point you in the right direction.
If you look across the river, you will see Mapledurham House and Watermill.
From around March/April time to September/October, there is a small shop at the lock selling ice creams, cold drinks and other refreshments. You can sit and enjoy a tea/coffee and watch the boats go through the lock. There are also plants, postcards, guidebooks and paintings on sale.
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum