A handful of new caches have been published around Fyfield and Moreton recently, so I thought I would head over there to see if I could find any of them.
My first stop was a multi based around The Free Church. Dusk was approaching and the required information was pretty hard to read, but I manged it in the end and went on to find the pot easily enough.
I then spent ages messing about with Stumped! 56 which is a field puzzle and so far has no finders – in fact, nobody else had even attempted it, and it’s been published since 27th July!
Sadly, I was still stumped by it, and had the dubious honour of being the first to DNF. Despite knowing what to do with the numbers I found, I just could not locate the pot – I was searching by torchlight in the end.
So I gave up and went for the Church Micro in Moreton instead – where I was just in time to witness a spectacular sunset! And I found the cache. Double win.
I got a few good trads in the bag today, starting off with a cache and dash in Fyfield. Then I drove to Moreton where I found an easy hide in Peddlars End before hiking along the river to Bridging The Gap. I found a pointless stile on the footpath which Alistair would have liked:
Once I arrived at GZ I realised the enormity of the issue – the cache was hidden in the tree somewhere… I’m not normally one to climb or scramble much, (I usually send Alistair up trees!) but this old specimen looked fairly sturdy, so I decided to go for it. I inched along the trunk across the water, and was rewarded with a little pot, well hidden! I was only the second person to find as well.
Originally I was going to move the car to Magdalen Laver to walk for the brace of hides near the church. But looking at the map, I realised they were only a mile or so away, and decided to take a longer walk from Moreton instead.
There was nice scenery on the way – big trees in fields and a lovely green lane. Plus, the two caches were easy finds.