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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. 445
With owner
Secret Seven on the trail.

A crazy location and very clever hide.

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coronasv
Derbyshire
20 points
No. 691
With owner
C.O.D. Petrus (Derbyshire)

A great location, lovely views.

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cats-eyes
Derbyshire
20 points
No. 555
With owner
Subterranean Homesick Blues

A clever and original puzzle, with several layers, leading to a very pleasant final location.

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Happy Humphrey
Nottinghamshire
20 points
No. 556
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. 446
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. 430
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
2018 After The World War

Some great field puzzles.

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Nick gilbey
Nottinghamshire
18 points
No. 659
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. 449
With owner
Climb of Adventure

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

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meltdiceburg
Derbyshire
18 points
No. 448
With owner
Lifes a Beech

A straightforward but nice climb :-).

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adypyk
Nottinghamshire
17 points
No. 660
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
ALL TOOLED UP

Something a bit different, and an enjoyable walk.

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No response from c/o
EspritS3
Leicestershire
17 points
No. 578
No response
Brick Kiln

Made the most of an interesting location :-) .

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fairyspan
Derbyshire
17 points
No. 571
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
Sneaky Leaky

An ingenious and original field puzzle ;-) .

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PlasmaWave
Nottinghamshire
16 points
No. 427
With owner
Zeke and Mya go climbing

Straightforward climb in a nice location.

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Citrus-Lizard
Staffordshire
16 points
No. 580
With owner
Sub Hedera

A very tough puzzle followed by a nice climb :-). Also covers the nearby "Training Tree" cache.

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offbeam
Staffordshire
16 points
No. 579
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
The National Memorial Arboretum Virtual

A fascinating location, even more so than we had expected it to be.

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billnwen
Staffordshire
16 points
No. 581
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
WW2 Series - Minton Beware

Fantastic views.

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

More superb views in an idyllic spot.

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Declined
foxeylady
Shropshire
15 points
No. 392
Declined
S'Up?

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

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Splendidz
Leicestershire
15 points
No. 426
With owner
ZEKE'S no jOAK

Nice tree climb in a great location.

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Citrus-Lizard
West Midlands
15 points
No. 440
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
ARBOREAL ADVENTURE

Several modest tree climbs and an unusual final location.

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Fungimanforager
Staffordshire
14 points
No. 313
With owner
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
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
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. 447
With owner
Crystal Ball

An original puzzle and and an excellent hiding place :-) .

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Chisipiti & Spire67
Nottinghamshire
14 points
No. 572
With owner
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
With owner
The large Holly Tree

Just as it said on the tin - a large holly tree :-) .

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Kev + Jackie
Leicestershire
13 points
No. 573
With owner
HMS Victorious

A gentle and pleasant paddle along the Grand Union Canal.

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gladstone8
Leicestershire
13 points
No. 425
With owner