The A53 Adventure!
This is a series of six caches that stretch along the A53 between Shrewsbury and Newcastle-under-Lyme. Their are clues in each of the 6 "standard" caches which lead to a bonus cache, which is located at the Newcastle end.
The clues take the form of a letter = number and a phrase. The phrase is designed to help you towards the bonus cache - and find out a little mmore about the area - a map will help you understand some of these more!
The 6 caches are (from Shrewsbury):
- In the land of the Whirly Birds
- Any potters around here
- Take a Tern on the Old Road
- Canal Dreams
- A Cache 4U
- Mind Your Manners Mr Mainwaring
The bonus cache is "Lager 'n' Lymes"
The inspiration for this series was Mr Team_Tanner's drive to work each day, as he teaches in Newcastle - and regularly passes most of these locations.
Each of the 6 initial caches is situated close to a convenient parking space, and should be easily found. The bonus is approx .75 miles from the co-ordinates listed on the entry.
Enjoy the Caches!
A Cache 4 U is located by the side of a public footpath close to a church on the Shropshire / Staffordshire border. The manor house on the opposite side of the road is not, unfortunately, open to the public, but is where the local businessman and former owner of Phones 4 U resides - hence the name of this cache.
Please take time to look around the church and surroundings, with parking is available at the church, and cache is very close! Cache is a small tobacco tin with the clue stuck inside the lid.