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Day #213 – Essex Way Reborn

Trad: 7
Walked: 2.8 miles

When The Essex Way Series was archived suddenly a few weeks ago, I was quite disappointed as I still had at least half of the 450-cache 81-mile route to walk.

Which Way To Willingale?
Which Way To Willingale?

Other local cachers were disappointed too, and a couple have now “adopted” the cache locations and republished them, to give 81 hides between Willingale and Pleshey.

Big Sky & Sunshine
Big Sky & Sunshine

At lunchtime I decided to have a little walk to collect the first seven, starting in Willingale. it was a lovely day for it, even though the going underfoot was rather muddy in places – a bit different from when I last walked this stretch back in July!

Which Way For The Essex Way?
Which Way For The Essex Way?
My Walking Companion
My Walking Companion

Day #51 – A Big Church Micro

Multi: 1
Walked: 1.5 miles

15th September 2015
15th September 2015

This one has been on my list to do for a while. Having gathered the required info I quickly calculated the final and set off. Arrived to find a biggish tree surrounded by a prickly thicket. Did my best to search but it clearly wasn’t there.

Hatfield Peverel Sky
Hatfield Peverel Sky

So I looked again at my co-ords – and despite having calculated them correctly, I had input them into the GPS incorrectly. D’oh! Easy find as dusk was falling once I was at the proper place, but the “micro” appeared to be a Church Small in reality!

Day #27 – The Essex Way: 047-075

Trad: 26 Multi: 1 Letterbox: 1
Walked: 9.75 miles

22nd August 2015
22nd August 2015

The latest stretch of The Essex Way I tackled today was a long walk from High Ongar to Fyfield with a return by some parallel footpaths.

This lovely old tree was close to the start of my route:

Gnarly Tree In Ongar
Gnarly Tree In Ongar

And the big blue skies continued until the final hide on the outskirts of Fyfield:

A Lonely Cloud
A Lonely Cloud

Day #21 – Cold Norton & Stow Maries

Trad: 8 Multi: 1 Puzzle: 1
Walked: 8.6 miles

16th August 2015
16th August 2015

I devised a circular route between Cold Norton and Stow Maries for my walk today. I bagged a dozen caches in just over 8 miles, so while the cache-to-distance ratio wasn’t high, I did enjoy a lovely stroll along the disused railway and up a hill overlooking the old Stow Maries Aerodrome. I even saw some biplanes buzzing about in the sky!

16th August 2015
16th August 2015

Once atop the hill to the east of Hawe’s Wood, I found the cache just as the sun was beginning to set behind the clouds.

Sunset Over Hawe's Wood
Sunset Over Hawe’s Wood