Geocaches - 19
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After a September that was too busy to fit in my monthly HOEW walk, I am back in October. A relatively easy train journey means that I can double up on pleasures big time. There are four Good Beer Guide Ticks to be had in Lichfield.
First the walking. This is a fine circular trail, heading southwards out of the City. A couple of miles of street/back alleys and canal restoration projects. New pavement mounted signage shows the way.
|HOEW Gets new Signage|
I'm out in the countryside, on good bridle ways with fine views over Staffordshire.
|Easy Walking in the Sunshine|
|Views over the Pig Farm to Knox's Grave Lane|
High proportion of Geocaches on route - including a taster of the Lichfield Extreme Caching Organisation (L.E.G.O) hides. Their motif is a sinisterly nailed lego figure at GZ.
|Knowing I was at GZ made for easier finds. Tricky cache returned to rightful location.|
No danger of being cudgeled today but there are other threats. Hopwas Hays wood is now a military firing range. I could have phone in advance to see if they were on operations, but decided Saturdays should be fine.
|I was right... the red light wasn't flashing|
|Footpath goes across the actual firing range|
Let the pub ticking commence.