The A53 Adventure - Bonus Cache!
This is the bonus cache for a series of six caches that stretch along the A53 between Shrewsbury and Newcastle-under-Lyme. There are clues in each of the 6 "standard" caches which give the co-ordinates or the location of this cache.
The clues take the form of a letter = number (e.g. A = 9) and a phrase. The phrase is designed to help you towards the bonus cache - and find out a little more about the area. A map will help you understand some of these also!
The 6 caches are as follows, with the letter indicating the number in each cache:
- 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 final location can be found by substituting the numbers found in the caches above for the letters in the following co-ordinates.
The clues in the caches should help you in the search also - hence no hints for this cache (especially at the start!)
The co-ordinates above are for suggested car parking closest to the final of the caches above - however you can also approach from the University or the other end of the lane. From the given point it is around .75 miles to the cache. As this is a studious location, i've left a number of stationary items in the cache - please try to keep to the theme!!
The cache itself is a 1 litre plastic clik-lok, located off ground level. The path may be muddy, so may be best to wear boots. DON'T ATTEMPT TO DRIVE DOWN TO WHERE THE CACHE IS - YOUR CAR WILL REGRET IT - EVEN IF A 4WD!!! It is possible to do a circular walk of approx 2 miles to take in the approx location of the cache. Enjoy the Caches!