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Cowdray Craic

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Hidden : 6/2/2006
1.5 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

Near top of hill with views overlooking Midhurst, Easebourne and the Downs.

The cache is located on the Cowdray Estate lands just outside Midhurst. The estate, famous for polo, owns large amounts of land and property in and around Midhurst. Note the number of lurid yellow doors and window frames in the area - all part of the Cowdray estate. It's near to the Benbow Pond where there is good parking (N 50 59.538 W 000 41.942) as well as herons, black swans and an enormous variety of ducks.

The structure across the pond was built in 2000 as a Memorial to the Third Viscount Cowdray. Some of the land near the cache has been planted with trees as a memorial arboretum - this area is clearly sign-posted and fenced off to allow the trees to mature. From the carpark at the pond follow the public footpath round the edge of the big field until you reach the kissing gate on the right. The field often has cows grazing but the "Beware of the Bull" sign at the kissing gate mentioned below is just that! I've been there many times and have never been bothered by any of the nice Friesian ladies! Do be aware that on occasion the site is used for clay shooting, again this is occasional. Access should be easy 99% of the time! En route to the cache do stop to have a look at the marvellous old, hollow oak tree.

Cache site chosen for its views - recommend chosing a sunny evening and either bringing a picnic or following it up with food and a drink outside the White Horse in Easebourne (N 50 59.767 W 000 43.523), just down the road.

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