26. Jan, 2018

Caching Up Around Cornard

For the past couple of years, I’ve been wanting to have a day around Sudbury. I’d met OG&B at various events and they’d often asked when I was going to come up their way.πŸ˜€ There was so much virgin (caching-wise) territory up there but there was also a very large part of untapped Essex territory that I’d have to work through too! πŸ™ I’d often hoped to get up there on the latter part of a North Essex caching campaign but always ran out of time. However, today, I was going to bust through all the barriers and start caching near Sudbury.πŸ‘πŸ»

I was parking up at Little Cornard Church just after 8am and luckily the gate to the carpark was open. Some architectural builders were working inside the church and I found out that they were going to be there until 4pm. As this was going to be my base all morning, this was a result.πŸ˜€

My plan was a figure of eight walk taking in FORAGE around Little Cornard, a series of 14 trads, then the SIMPLE Cache series of 10 trads and hopefully capture a couple of the Dingley Dell series. However, my first cache of the day was the CM, a multi. I quickly found the bench with the information that I needed and I was soon off to find the well placed cache. Thanks for this one, Mr Beastmarsta. πŸ‘πŸ»

Rather than bore you with a list of trads found, I’ll say that it was a great walk with no DNFs. The weather was chilly to start with but warmed up during the morning. The only downside of the morning was that the FORAGE series had a bonus cache. However, One of the numbers was missing and it was a crucial one so I didn’t waste any time on it. Luckily the CO sent me the missing number setting I can try for the Mystery on the next time I’m in town. 

Now back at the church carpark, I had a bite to eat and then strolled off for a nearby Letterbox. I’d worked out 088 - SEBC Little Cornard 1 before I set out. I walked the 300 yards down the lane and into the fields via the footpath. I had a quick find of a cache that was a little too much in the open for me. I tried to hide it the best that I could but it’s not the cache that I’d leave a TB in.πŸ€”

Now it was back to the car to set off for the next cache. I didn’t have too far to go, just the next hamlet but I had a quick find at POST-HASTE. This was a trad on a post box so I also surveyed the box for the LBSG. Next on my horizon was another circular walk.πŸ˜€ I started at GC Circular #2 and worked my way round the fields and woods until I got to #11. It was all fairly straight forward apart from DNFing nos. #9, #10 and #1.☹️

Finishing back at the car, I had one more on my list to go for - 090 - SEBC: Workhouse Green. This trad was a very quick find. However there was a only a farm here in the middle of nowhere so where was the Workhouse that gave the green it‘s name? Now I set off for home but decided to stop for a comfort break near Bures.🀫 Being silly, I checked to see if there was a cache nearby and log and behold, Buena Bures - Another Brick In The Wall became my last cache of a well packed day.

1 Multi, 1 Letterbox, 38 Traditional

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