Picnic in the Park (Wiltshire) Event Cache
Sunday, 23 July 2006
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Event to be held on Sunday 23rd July 2006 at the Barton Farm Country Park (home of the Tithe Barn) in Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire. NEWS FLASH : Good idea to wear name badges/stickers with your name and team on if possible.
The purpose of this event is for the many cachers around the area to meet each other and put a face to a name so to speak. Having been involved in caching for about 2 years we find it most frustrating not having met more fellow cachers on our excursions, so hopefully a lot of familiar names will turn up.
Nothing special is planned at the moment although a few local caches may go live the day before for a First to find race on the day. If anyone would like to place one then please feel free. I intend to be at the above coordinates from about 11am till about 2pm and look forward to seeing as many of you as possible for a lunch time picnic. Please bring your own food and drink (alcohol is permitted) and chairs/rugs may be a good idea as there are limited benches to sit on.
There are plenty of caches for you to find pre/post event in the local area - as I write there are 60 hidden within a 5 mile radius so please don't feel you have to stay at the event. If I start to bore you just leave!!! A suggested round trip walk of about 3m along the river/canal would take in 4 caches ie. Canoe spot a barge? (new one to go live nearer the day) followed by Avoncliff Aqueduct, then Mr Bean (and gone) and finally Barton Farm Country Park. A particular favourite of mine is The Chapel at 38 which offers great views of the town - Don't forget to chat to Al if you do that one!! Also, our Bradford on Avon cache is a good one to see a few of the sites - and it ends up near the Tithe Barn.
Parking is available at the Tithe Barn, or the car parks in Bradford town centre which would require a short walk along the river to get to the site. There is also a large car park down Moulton Drive which is free all day and only a short walk to the park. The park is suitable for pushchairs and a great place for children to play - swings and playground available. Toilets are available in the nearby station car park.
Nearer the time please keep an eye on the listing as if the weather forecast is terrible the day before an undercover venue will be arranged, perhaps even the Barn itself.
We will bring some of our Geocoins to the event for people to log so please feel free to do the same if you wish.
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