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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 #274 – Letchmore Loop Trio

Trad: 3
Walked: 5.7 miles

The rain started again this evening, just as I started my caching walk. I managed to find the first three caches in the 12-cache Letchmore Loop series by chiptheduck. At least the first couple were easy finds.

Easy Find In The Rain
Easy Find In The Rain

However, No. 3 was rather more difficult, being buried under a spiky hedge. Eventually I spotted it and managed to hook it out with my walking pole.

Tricky Find In A Hedge!
Tricky Find In A Hedge!

I was rather soggy by now, so decided to call it a day for now. I’ll be back for the rest another day.