Geocaches - 17
Usual Saturday morning walking has been interrupted by a chance of a new career, having spent yesterday marking football pitches with the little paint machine. Next stop is the Hawthorns. Delayed my weekend walk by 24 hours, so I have a nice little geocaching round in the sunshine. To compare our mild winter, on this day last year, I was doing a snowy round in the Lenches.
The hardest part of this walk is working out how to get there.... there is nominated parking under the M42, somewhere around J2. Sat Nav wants to take me to J3. End up having a tour of lanes that wind under and over the motorway to get parked up.
Walk heads west down a bridal lane to Seecham Farm and Equestrian Centre. Think that I am going to have a problem with an alsatian, who is patrolling the grounds. He watches us walk through his front garden and then has a token barking session as we look for cache two when we are the other side of the fence. 10/10 for scary looks, 1/10 for effectiveness, if he has to wait for a curly labradoodle to move through before making a fuss.
We are now leaving the noise of the m42 behind and are being rewarded with some excellent scenery. All farmland, rolling hills and plenty of sunshine.
Onto another bridal lane, with great views out towards Longbridge and the Lickey Hills. Left hand turn to head south east and climb up Newbourne Hill.
|Newbourne Hill, to be climbed|
|At the top, with Longbridge behind|
|Do not feed what.... the trees?|
Turn right, heading down the other side of the hill into more countryside. Great views. At the bottom, I find a place to try and clean the dog (she had a bath yesterday).
|a bridge that would disappoint any troll.|
|They know where it is|
I went for the caches and was impressed by the countryside. This would make a great introduction round to any newbies. Thanks to TheCheesyPeas for bringing me here.