I’ve been meaning to tackle Mr Crow’s Great Braxted Wall series for literally years. But there always seemed to be other caches which moved higher up the to do list. Today I remedied that situation and had the company of the Corvine CO himself, who wanted to do some maintenance while we were out. A grand walk of just over 10 miles. Tiring at Crow’s pace but rewarding to finally get these turned into smilies.
The walk out was fine, but we met a few obstructions along the way which had to be negotiated carefully!
Did I mention Mr Crow’s frenetic pace? I think he slowed up a bit for me, but this was usually the view I had!
Once the wall itself was completed, we added a few more on the loop back, which were also orphans on my map.
As well as a rare Edward VII Postbox, we also saw a crowd of bemused looking sheep who just stared at us as we went past. Silly creatures!
A grand walk and good company too. Apart from the sheep!
Today’s outing was to Wickham Bishops and Great Braxted to pick up some mutlis, puzzles and revisit a trad which I had DNF’d a few weeks ago.
First stop was the Church Micro at Great Braxted. Despite owning the CM a Little Braxted, I’d never visited this church before, so it was definitely worth a visit. The sun eventually came out too, once I’d spent more than half an hour roaming the churchyard, looking for clues.
The Trad at Beacon Hill was the one which had been missing for my last visit. Today the weather was much better and so was the reward.
I then moved on to Wickham Bishops to do three multis around the village set by kareninwb. Two were successfully completed but the numbers at one clue point were missing and I could not pick up the last one. There’s always another day….
But the most satisfying find of the day was one of Mr Crow‘s fiendish Rally Round puzzles, RR31 – Urban Bishops. I’ve looked at it on and off for several years and made zero progress. But yesterday I took another look at the cache page and had an idea. Not how to solve the puzzle (I still have no idea) but where the hide might be.
A bit of speculative rummaging in my likely spot and there it was! Yay! Successful Crowjecture completed!
I managed to accidentally leave my GPSr in the car park of the Village Hall after yesterday’s event, so I headed over there first thing this morning to look for it. Luckily it was safe and sound. A great relief!
While I was in the area, I decided to try a few caches. One I attempted (but didn’t find) in Little Braxted was close to a Trig Point which was nice – haven’t seen one of those for a while.
Another cache highlighted an old K6 phonebox which has been re-purposed to be a little gallery filled by local kids’ art. It was rather funky outside too!
I finished off with a few caches near Inworth, the village sign is rather attractive.