Sunday, 29 January 2012

Alscot Amble


A series of 11 caches on a 4 mile walk around the Alscot Estate, Preston-on-Stour, Warwickshire.

The Alscot Estate sits in 4000 acres of beautiful Warwickshire countryside, mainly within the parish of Preston on Stour, Stratford upon Avon.

We had to drop our son off at work in Stratford quite early this morning so decided to do this series afterwards.  It also looked like the ideal length of walk for our dogs so Poppy and Whisper came along too.  We parked up near the church in Preston-on-Stour and started at the multi.    A very foggy cold start to the walk but once we got going we soon warmed up.

Sheepdog on top of the hay bales!

We really enjoyed the walk, a nice variety of hides some were quite challenging and not all the caches had hints but we  found all of them without too much trouble.  There was even a trig point to bag on the way round which was very tricky to spot in the thick fog as it was painted white.   Apart from one dog-proof stile that we had to lift both dogs over the walk was dog friendly and well marked with some stiles and kissing gates.

Ash Hill

To round off the morning we went to find Brilliant Warwickshire.  We remembered the location from another JimJinks cache that we were first to find on called Small Change, didn't realise it had been archived so out of interest when we got home we looked it up and surprised to see that it was nearly 4 years ago that we found it !  How time flies when you're having fun

Alscote Amble

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