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!
This cache is loated in Whitmore, home of the Mainwaring family and is opposite the former "Manners" cafe and restaurant. This is the closest cache to the bonus also. Parking is available on the road, or in the Mainwaring Arms car park. You don't need to go through any gates to get the cache.
Whilst at this cache take time to walk around the church - can sometimes visit the hall also - entrance off main road. Can also recommend the pub for food and drink - may even be serving lobby or oatcakes, local delicacies!!!!