All the 3 elements to finding this cache are within 25 ft of the network of concrete that runs through this wood. I would therefore strongly advise keeping to the ‘pathways’ or you may well encounter boggy ground. A basic map of the airfield hard standings layout (for example from Streetmap below) is recommended. The difficulty level is high due to the tree cover causing loss of signal and the total distance involved.
Note that during the Spring/Summer the runways are sometimes used for motor sports, please observe any temporary Warning Signs that may be erected. Also, on one of my visits during the winter there were a couple of Quad Bikes zooming around. I don't think the FC actually allow them, but you can hear them coming anyway.
It is a very popular dog walking area, the beauty is you can normally see them from miles away!
This is one of a series of caches placed as part of the local celebrations of a Centenary of Scouting in 2007. Each cache in the set increases in difficulty as befits their incrementing age ranges within the Scout Movement. The locations are spread across the area covered by Grantham Scout District.
The Scout Association has a long history of community involvement and outdoor activity; it is our hope that the cache in this series will combine those areas. Scouting offers challenge and adventure to 400,000 young people and 100,000 adults across the UK. We believe in helping our Members fulfil their potential by working in teams, learning by doing and thinking for themselves. We give people of every background the chance to stretch themselves, learn new skills and make life long friends. If you would like more information about Scouting in the UK, either in one of the sections, Beaver, Cub, Scout, Explorer or Network, or as an Adult Leader or Supporter, please follow this link [The Scout Association].
This Cache is placed with the cooperation and support of The Forestry Commission, Northants Region, which operates this wood for the benefit of the general public.
For more information about this old airfield and some general views of the area BUT NOT ANY SPOILERS, please visit this link [RAF North Witham ]