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Day #319 – Letchmore Loop Finale

Trad: 8
Walked: 7.4 miles

Back on 1st May, when I reached The Big 5K, I had found the Letchmore Loop Bonus cache and a few more. But there were still some outstanding from the south eastern part of the loop, so today I decided to tackle them after work.

Swirly Crop Patterns
Swirly Crop Patterns

There were some easy finds and a couple of tricky ones, mainly along footpaths through the fields around Letchmore. One particularly nice stretch was through an orchard.

Through The Orchard
Through The Orchard

I gave up at No. 5 which was a very tricky beast, but managed to find all the others I tackled this evening. The final stretch back towards the car was easy enough walking – I was grateful, since the previous field was very uneven and rutted and I was terrified of twisting an ankle as I picked my way slowly across it!

Clear Path Through
Clear Path Through
Coal Post #42
Coal Post #42

There is always time for one or two more, so after my main walk, I drove back through Radlett on the way to the M25 and picked up Coal Post #42 and another nearby trad.

Time to head home!

Day #284 – Stagden Stagger

Trad: 6
Walked: 4.8 miles

It was very warm today and I didn’t have a lot of energy. Originally I had planned a longer walk, but the temperature and my lethargy put paid to that idea. Instead, I spent the morning pottering around half a dozen hides at Stagden Cross, near High Easter. The sun shone on the yellow fields as I walked.

Blue Sky, Yellow Fields
Blue Sky, Yellow Fields

It beat down on the trees as I searched for the caches.

View From The Trees
View From The Trees

And it made me all hot and bothered until I finally found the illusive last one, which was sitting staring at me from a tree 40ft away from the posted co-ordinates.

Elusive Blighter
Elusive Blighter

I had lunch in Mauro’s Café in Writtle on the way home, and then spent the afternoon relaxing before heading into work for my Night Shift. Tomorrow will be a difficult day for a find, but I’ll cross that bridge when I come to it.