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I Love Dr Beeching Bridge Inspector: Re-Dangled

Cleverly designed and immaculately prepared, as always for this c/o. And a really tough challenge :-).

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cannonfodder32
Northamptonshire
24 points
No. 535
 
The Sky At Night

Tree climbs by night :-). A lot of work for one cache, but what else would you expect from this c/o ;-) ? The other thing you expect from this c/o is immaculate presentation and minute attention to detail, and you get this too :-).

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cannonfodder32
Northamptonshire
22 points
No. 544
 
Five Fall Into Adventure (Pt. 2)

The best Famous Five cache we've done yet, and that's really saying something :-).

Swinging down after finding the cache :-). Click the image to expand it.

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bilkobaggins
Derbyshire
22 points
No. 465
With owner
Northampton By Boat

A series of canoe or dinghy caches on the Nene, through Northampton. A lovely river to paddle on, with some challenging sections, and several outstanding hides.

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mcaddy
Northamptonshire
20 points
No. 215
With owner
Unloved cache challenge

Best cache of the trip - a lovely walk to a great location, a long search for tricky hide, ultimately successful :-).

Approaching the cache - click the image to expand it.

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duncanhoyle
Northumberland
19 points
No. 519
With owner
I Love Dr Beeching Shafted 1

A highly unusual cache, not done anything quite like it before :-).

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cannonfodder32
Northamptonshire
19 points
No. 231
With owner
Alfresco Gecko Lifeboat

Very unusual field puzzle in an unusual location for a cache :-).

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01582 & 5791
Bedfordshire
19 points
No. 456
With owner
Five Go Down to the Sea

Part of the fun of these caches is the way that what you have to do is matched to the story line :-).

A series of 6 culvert caches. By no means the most difficult ones I've done, but WAY the longest :-).

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bilkobaggins
Derbyshire
19 points
No. 466
With owner
12 days of Caching: 1 Weir today, gone tomorrow

A rather different challenge, very tricky and took us quite a long time :-)

Wizbit100 and dizzygirl taking different approaches. Click the images to expand them.

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Roan65
Northamptonshire
18 points
No. 283
With owner
Famous Five

A series of extreme and semi-extreme caches around Glossop, exploring secret tunnels, wading through rivers, climbing trees - all the sort of things the Famous Five do :-)

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bilkobaggins
Derbyshire
18 points
No. 371
With owner
Lockinge Kiln - where the skeletons lie

An unusual and interesting location, something a bit different.

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smstext
Oxfordshire
18 points
No. 247
With owner
Aerial Adventure

A tricky free climb to an extremely well made and presented cache container.

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Geena10
Nottinghamshire
18 points
No. 450
With owner
Roan65:814050 Fetch Special

We didn't find a large number of caches on this trip, but many of those we did find required imaginative solutions that we hadn't had to employ before. This was no exception :-).

Wizbit100 making it look easy ;-). Click the image to expand it.

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Roan65
Northamptonshire
18 points
No. 285
 
Ooops!

A most enjoyable puzzle and a fun cache placement :-).

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No response from c/o
Harry the furry squid
Warwickshire
18 points
No. 459
No response
Ring of Fire

Rooley Moor is a great place for walking, and this series of caches, mostly in tricky to reach locations, makes the most of it.

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meltdiceburg
Greater Manchester
18 points
No. 521
 
Climb of Adventure

A challenging placement in a lovely setting, with great views .

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meltdiceburg
Derbyshire
18 points
No. 468
With owner
Five on a Secret Trail

A two stage problem getting to the cache. And another two stage problem getting back, of course ;-) A long, long crawl and a fitting end to the Famous Five caches on this trip :-).

George, Dick and Julian after their adventure :-) Photo and Timmy courtesy of the c/o :-). Click the image to expand it.

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bilkobaggins
Derbyshire
18 points
No. 469
 
Citizen's Grand Cache.

A steep, stiff climb up from the river - but what a view at the top :-).

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Citizen Smith
Lancashire
17 points
No. 275
With owner
Caching for Girls - Pretty in Pink?

Not extreme, but favourite of the Caching for Girls series. Find it with friends, don't do it by yourself :-) The photos give some idea :-)

3 pink pinups :-) Click the images to expand them.

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Splendidz
Northamptonshire
17 points
No. 364
With owner
12 days of Caching: 11 Mulled Wine!

Award is for the series of 8 caches on a linear trail, but this free climb was the most challenging for me.

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Roan65
Northamptonshire
17 points
No. 365
With owner
Climb & Twist.

A field puzzle of a type I've seen several times before - but not usually in a tree ;-)

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Owd Miner
Nottinghamshire
17 points
No. 429
With owner
Series 3 (Walk 4) The Fairy Door

A cache of great imagination, on a lovely walk in lovely woods, and one very especially for the toddlers.

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bailey rangers
Worcestershire
17 points
No. 71
Released
Stert stream, going underground (1 of 3)

A most unusual underground location for a cache, an underground river accessed via the Thames.

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Daniel Glover
Oxfordshire
17 points
No. 203
With owner
Alphabet Soup

A mix of walking on and off road, but what made the series was the variety of excellent camouflaged and "trick" caches :-).

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smart451
Derbyshire
17 points
No. 95
With owner
Rendcomb Rat Run

Another culvert cache, not very long but in a "nice" tunnel, with (lots and lots of) clean water :-). In a very pleasant location, and with a nice cache container at the end of it. Or, more precisely, in the middle of it :-).

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No response from c/o
twise_1
Gloucestershire
17 points
No. 108
No response
Tree

A series of 9 tree climbs set in lovely rolling English countryside. During the whole day we saw only one other person, a horse-rider :-).

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Roan65
Northamptonshire
17 points
No. 281
With owner
Anglezarke Moor

A great walk across the moor. Most of the caches were set by this c/o, and the choice of the one linked to is based on a tricky but good hiding place that took us quite a long time to ferret out :-).

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No response from c/o
PopUpPirate
Lancashire
16 points
No. 274
No response
Darwen Moor

A number of caches on a great walk across the moor. A rather unusual one to award because it covered more than one cache owner, and I've had to select the c/o with the greater number of caches.

As far as the linked cache is concerned, that too is a rather arbitrary choice. It has a great view of a spectacular chimney that I had seen Fred Dibnah climb during a television program, and it was great to see the chimney "for real" :-).

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L E G E N D
Lancashire
16 points
No. 273
With owner
Jaggers Clough

A fabulous walk following the path of the stream onto the Kinder plateau, which had remained unfinished business for me as I was unable to complete it on my first attempt due to a dodgy knee. Returned 15 months later to find the remaining caches in the series, which were in even more outstanding locations than the lower ones, and the rating has been bumped up accordingly.

Now archived as the owners are no longer able to maintain the caches - a loss to caching :-(.

Factotem at Jaggers Clough #8, looking down the clough towards #7. Click the image to expand it.

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geogeriatrics
Derbyshire
16 points
No. 96
With owner
Carding Mill

Standing in these lovely hills I couldn't believe that I'd managed in my whole life not to visit the Long Mynd before!

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markandlynn
Shropshire
16 points
No. 21
With owner
Float your boat

A boat series on the Nene - Splendidz set the upstream caches, The_Buffs the downstream ones. The link is to a cache in a challenging location :-).

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The_Buffs
Northamptonshire
16 points
No. 289
With owner
Roan65:815050 Roan's Revenge - FT Caching Rat

Another tough and imaginative cache from Roan65. Took us ages, doing it the slow way, and was very eventful, including a visit from the boys in blue!

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Roan65
Northamptonshire
16 points
No. 284
With owner
The Roaches

A lovely location. UrsusBear once again demonstrate the advantage of dual skinning caches that are in exposed locations.

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UrsusBear
Staffordshire
16 points
No. 149
With owner
Boat Only

A whole series of great boat caches on the River Nene, either side of the site of Fotheringhay Castle. Could have chosen several for the link, but used this one because a) it was a fun puzzle that was straightforward for me to do, and b) we were First to Find :-).

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thepanteras
Northamptonshire
16 points
No. 287
With owner
Red Kite

A great location, you feel on top of the world.

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sandvika
Oxfordshire
16 points
No. 9
With owner
Float your boat

Lovely boat series on the Nene, but tricky - I was able to reach only two of the four caches. The best of them was one that I didn't even try to get to on my own, and from a narrow, wobbly, unstable canoe, so I've linked to one that I did manage :-).

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Splendidz
Northamptonshire
16 points
No. 288
With owner
Roan65:814050 Shocking Cache Experience

Nice climb with an unusual container :-).

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Roan65
Northamptonshire
16 points
No. 286
 
Sneaky Leaky

An ingenious and original field puzzle ;-)

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PlasmaWave
Nottinghamshire
16 points
No. 427
With owner
Trigonometry, Triangles and Treachery

Some tricky workings out in the field, and a fun final location :-).

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Pharisee
Bedfordshire
16 points
No. 455
With owner
Looking for Linda

A beautiful walk with spectacular views, leading to a fun cache :-).

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SidAndBob
Herefordshire
16 points
No. 502
With owner
Simples!

Another humourous cache page, final was quite straightforward but a bit different :-)

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Splendidz
Northamptonshire
16 points
No. 363
With owner
6x666 - Just a Devilish Challenge

What an excellent place to hide a cache :-). Challenging :-).

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Just-Us-Two
Durham
16 points
No. 518
With owner
Village of the damned

An interesting location. But muddy. Very muddy :-).

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Gackt
Oxfordshire
15 points
No. 107
With owner
Ringing Roger

A bit of a scramble at the end of a long climb.

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No response from c/o
Flipperfeet
Derbyshire
15 points
No. 146
No response
Matts Cache.

An unusual cache placement! And trickier than first expected.

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Dynamic Duo 2012
Yorkshire
15 points
No. 516
No response
Way Around Dearden

Wonderful walking country on the Lancashire moors, especially beautiful on the section up the river valley. Several hides in challenging locations. If the cache containers had been better quality and the logs dry it would have scored very high marks.

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Hillgorilla
Lancashire
15 points
No. 225
With owner
S&WCGB

A lovely paddle along a very scenic section of canal through Kinver, with a mixture of easy and challenging caches on the way.

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Fungimanforager
Staffordshire
15 points
No. 311
With owner
Love Nature

More superb views in an idyllic spot.

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Declined
foxeylady
Shropshire
15 points
No. 392
Declined
WW2 Series - Minton Beware

Fantastic views.

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No response from c/o
Discovery Centre
Shropshire
15 points
No. 391
No response
HarbSplash

An extensive series of canoe or dinghy caches along the Grand Union Canal. Good parking, easy paddling and straightforward hides.

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Harbcache
Leicestershire
15 points
No. 216
With owner
Caching for Girls - Pucker Up!

This entry covers 3 quite simple but varied free climbs on the Brampton Valley Way - the other two being BVW High 'n' Mighty and BVW Branching Out. All the caches were nicely presented. There are a number of more difficult climbs in the vicinity that I didn't tackle because I hadn't solved the puzzles - maybe in due course they will get a TOP CACHE coin too :-).

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Splendidz
Northamptonshire
15 points
No. 217
With owner
Crowden Brook Waterfall

A delightful spot for the cache, but also scores big for the section of Crowden Clough above the cache, leading to the top of Kinder Scout, which was a tough walk in gorgeous surroundings.

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No response from c/o
Wicker
Derbyshire
15 points
No. 147
No response
peregrines above

A long walk over Coppet Hill to the meadows below Symonds Yat Rock, with the Peregrine Falcon's nests directly above. It's somewhere I've looked down on before, but never visited.

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laurencemo
Herefordshire
15 points
No. 109
With cache
The Big Walk

More great walking on the Lancashire moors. No set route, and few tracks means thinking hard about picking the best way round, both when planning and when walking. Many hides are offset into river valleys, waterfalls, steep scrambles etc. - interesting as well as scenic.

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Hillgorilla
Lancashire
15 points
No. 226
With owner
ZEKE'S no jOAK

Nice tree climb in a great location.

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Citrus-Lizard
West Midlands
15 points
No. 460
With owner
S'Up?

A climb, but not one of the usual climbs ;-)

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Splendidz
Leicestershire
15 points
No. 426
With owner
Round Top Summit, Yealand

The award also covers "Cringlebarrow and Deepdale". An interesting location.

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martlakes
Lancashire
15 points
No. 400
With owner
Cache EM if you can #1 - 9 ladies of Stanton Moor

A gorgeous spot, high on the moor. On an autumn morning I climbed up through heavy mist to a beautiful sunny day.

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No response from c/o
Ve8
Derbyshire
15 points
No. 70
No response
Yo-Yo!

Once again, an unusual location, something a bit different.

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Splendidz
Northamptonshire
15 points
No. 366
With owner
Caching for Girls - VPL?

A fun puzzle, followed by fun stages :-)

SuperAmberel ;-) Click the image to expand it.

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Splendidz
Northamptonshire
15 points
No. 362
 
Wayland's Smithy

This one is for the walk, and the destination. The destination I found most interesting. The walk I did twice, after leaving my eTrex on the ground beside the cache :-).

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The Wombles
Oxfordshire
15 points
No. 18
With owner
Beevers Bridge.

Great placement, very tricky for a solo cacher.

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No response from c/o
Dynamic Duo 2012
Yorkshire
14 points
No. 517
No response
Noon Hill

A great walk, lovely views, an immaculate cache box and a really friendly bunch of cows :-).

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pharisee
Bedfordshire
14 points
No. 22
With owner
Giant Hosin (Reverse Cache)

A very unusual series of tree climbs.

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Roan65 & the Muddy Labs
Northamptonshire
14 points
No. 533
 
Series 3 (Walk 13) Sum It Up

Not unique but very unusual. Top quality implementation, and in a great location.

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bailey rangers
Worcestershire
14 points
No. 85
With owner
MagDef's Big One

An enormous box in a lovely location on the moor.

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The Magna Defender
Lancashire
14 points
No. 500
With owner
Biggin to see

A lovely walk up Mill Dale with a stiff and steep climb at the end.

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Dicy Penn
Staffordshire
14 points
No. 145
With owner
Five Get Into Trouble

Possibly the most straightforward of the Famous Five caches for us - it's what we are more used to ;-).

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bilkobaggins
Derbyshire
14 points
No. 467
With owner
The Emperor's Quest

This series took the highly unusual form of a fairy tale continued on each cache page, loosely related to the cache at that stage. I've taken the liberty of naming this from the most enjoyable part of the route as the series doesn't really have a name as such.

Some great scenery, and a few out of the ordinary hides to make it more interesting :-).

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meltdiceburg
Derbyshire
14 points
No. 227
With owner
WLH#9 - Cuckoo Cuckoo

A straightforward tree free climb in a pleasant location.

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PlasmaWave
Nottinghamshire
14 points
No. 428
With owner
12 days of Caching: 8 No Yellow Ribbon

Nice climb with a twist at the end :-).

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Roan65
Northamptonshire
14 points
No. 282
 
ARBOREAL ADVENTURE

Several modest tree climbs and an unusual final location.

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Fungimanforager
Staffordshire
14 points
No. 313
 
Noe Head

A delightful spot, in a steep sided valley, beside a waterfall.

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No response from c/o
Barber Booth Alpine Club
Derbyshire
14 points
No. 148
No response
HMS Victorious

A gentle and pleasant paddle along the Grand Union Canal.

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gladstone8
Leicestershire
13 points
No. 425
With owner
T5 Challenge cache

A straightforward rope climb.

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sr510
Northamptonshire
13 points
No. 367
With owner
The Only Way Is Up

A series of free climbs, not unduly high but most of them quite tricky.

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Boer&Brit
Bedfordshire
13 points
No. 343
With owner
Hergest Ridge

A lovely walk and great views.

Peter is the first recipient to choose the "brave" option of having his coin delivered by cache :-).

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The Hornet
Herefordshire
13 points
No. 19
Released
PARK & STRIDE 40

Freeclimb, lots of footholds though some of them a bit far apart for my old knees.

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Fungimanforager
Shropshire
13 points
No. 312