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Day #299 – Three Counties’ Churche Micros

Trad: 1 Multi: 2 Puzzle: 1 Challenge: 4
Walked: 7.3 miles

Today I drove down to Deal to visit my semi-muggle friend Julian for the weekend (he likes walking/finding caches with me but never bothers logging them online). I didn’t go via the most direct route, but wound my way via several locations to pick up specific caches which have been on my list for a while.

I had also set myself a little challenge (OK, to qualify for a Challenge) to find Church Micros in three different counties in a day. The first stop was Childerditch (Essex) which was (sort of) on my way to the M25. The farmer had kindly made it very clear where the path went!

The Path To Childerditch Church
The Path To Childerditch Church

Next up was a trip to the London Borough of Bromley to pick up a couple of Challenge caches – one of which was down this rather overgrown pathway – the folks who manage it could take a leaf out of the Essex Farmer’s book here!

Where's The Path Gone?
Where’s The Path Gone?

I also picked up the CMs at Green Street Green and Chelsfield, both within London (although Chelsfield is listed as being in Kent on the website).

Chelsfield CM
Chelsfield CM

As I wasn’t sure if this would count for my Kent contribution, I also stopped off in Southborough later on, where I found CM129 (definitely in Kent!) and one of Mole’s Gridlocked Challenges in the woods nearby – where I found this cool bivouac close to the cache.

Cool Woodland Bivouac
Cool Woodland Bivouac

Challenge completed, and playtime over, I headed off to Deal!