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by Robin Lovelock
(Finds: 12   Score: 34)   (Hidden: 48   Score: 142)

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Coordinates ( WGS-84 datum )
N 51° 26.600'   W 000° 36.460'

Horton ,    Berkshire   
United Kingdom    Near By Caches

Hidden On: 08 Sept 2001
Waypoint (Landmark): N000CA
Open Cache:    Unrestricted
Cache type:    Unknown
Cache size:    Unknown

Difficulty:   gps (easy)
Terrain:   gps (easy)


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The Copper HorseThe large tupperware box is hidden within a short distance of "The Copper Horse" statue, which stands on the hill at the end of "The Long Walk" tree lined path from Windsor Castle. The location above takes you direct to the cache - you will need to reach up high. The nearest car parking is Bishopsgate, reached by taking signs for Saville Gardens from the A30. Keep on past Saville Gardens, past three pubs, the last of which is "The Fox and Hounds", until you reach the white gates of Bishopsgate.

The Long WalkYou then have about twenty minutes walk through the park, with good views of Windsor Castle, between and over the trees. Contents of the cache are too numerous to mention, but include a camera, and something to please everyone - if your expectations are not too high :-)

If you like walking, you can walk through the park to Virginia Water Royal Lake and the geocache there.

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I found it! 06 Jul 2009 by  Ecky   (Finds: 11   Score: 38)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
     Open Log:    Non-commercial use only
Out with Orti on a caching trip in Windsor Great park. Good that I am rather tall, Orti would have had a bit of a problem to reach it. Left her to sign the book for us. TFTC
I found it! 12 Feb 2009 by  Amberel   (Finds: 61   Score: 201.5)   (Hidden: 2   Score: 11.5)
     Open Log:    Non-commercial use only
This cache was remarkable in two respects. Firstly that a hiding place in such a prominent place was found for such a large cache. And secondly that despite GZ being exposed to view from miles around, there wasn't another soul in sight, even on what was a very pleasant February day. Recovering the cache therefore proved very straightforward, whereas I can see on another day it might be difficult to get a clear run at it.

This was my fifth and last of the day, on what was a most enjoyable walk around Virginia Water and the Great Park, taking in some locations I had not visited before.

It also brough my tally up to 990 caches (on all sites), so I shall have to start thinking about what to do for number 1000.

Thanks again for setting all these caches,

Rgds, Andy
Note 08 Feb 2009 by  Robin Lovelock   (Finds: 12   Score: 34)   (Hidden: 48   Score: 142)
     Open Log:    Unrestricted
June and I dropped in the dried out old log book, for those who want to read ancient history back to 2001 :-) We then grabbed a snack at Valley Gardens car park, before walking to the Totem Pole and finding Sandvika's ammo box at the Centiniel Totem Pole cache.
Note 07 Feb 2009 by  Robin Lovelock   (Finds: 12   Score: 34)   (Hidden: 48   Score: 142)
     Open Log:    Unrestricted
June and I visited the cache with snow still on the ground, but with bright sunshine so you got a really good view from the Copper Horse, just a few minutes walk away. Was really easy to see Wembly Stadium ! :-) We started by finding the cache - well hidden this time - many thanks. I popped in a new log book, plus printouts of navicache logs dating back to 2001. I wrote a summary of visits with dates near the front. Hopefully this new log book will stay dry. We took the old book away - very carefully - to try drying it out at home, before returning it for those who want to see the original paper log entries. June took one piccy (with her phone) of me dropping the new log book into the cache, then I took one of her near the Copper Horse - but not enough space here for both.
   camera Robin dropping new log book into the box.
Note 01 Feb 2009 by  Robin Lovelock   (Finds: 12   Score: 34)   (Hidden: 48   Score: 142)
     Open Log:    Unrestricted
Thanks Chaps. June and I will try and visit soon to add an extra new, dry log book, in a plastic sack. I have some here if anyone want to collect.
I found it! 31 Jan 2009 by  heffalump007   (Finds: 40   Score: 143)   (Hidden: 5   Score: 10)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
Found with Sandvika & his boys found the cache with ease, great views. TFTC
I found it! 31 Jan 2009 by  sandvika   (Finds: 51   Score: 142.5)   (Hidden: 13   Score: 66.5)
     Open Log:    Unrestricted
Caching with team Sandvika and Heffalump007. Parked up at parking area off Sheep Street Road and walked the mile to the Copper Horse. It was dusk when we arrived and fortunately, the search for the cache was quite brief - it was just about visible.

As previously reported, it is rather damp. A book inside has soaked up most of the damp but the log book is now too damp to write in properly. We "carved" the date and stamped our caching stamps, then replaced the cache and hid it better so it was no longer visible.

Young Sandvikans really wanted the glow stick (expecially as it was dark) and though we had no swaps left, I relented and promise to leave the return trade in the next of Robin's caches that we visit!

TFTC, Sandvika. NC#27, Total#743
I found it! 08 Sept 2008 by  gcoupland   (Finds: 11   Score: 38)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
     Open Log:    Non-commercial use only
Went searching for this whilst doing another series from the other website. A cache this size makes quite a difference from the usual micros. Found cachebox was slightly damaged on corner and contents were quite damp (especially the log book)
Tried to dry out as best I could,and tried to shelter cache as much as pssible when I replaced it
Took nothing
Left glo stick
Thanks for the cache
Note 08 Mar 2008 by  Robin Lovelock   (Finds: 12   Score: 34)   (Hidden: 48   Score: 142)
     Open Log:    Unrestricted
Many Thanks for doing this, and logging your find. I think that was an old clue ticket originally tucked in a root of a tree within sight of the Copper Horse - that was YEARS ago when the cache was more difficult and you had to find the clue ticket first. The lat/lon at the top of this page should now take you to where you went based on the old ticket. It's been like that for years. Problem is that, although you have to reach up high to the spot, it's quite difficult to hide subtely. Also it's a spot attractive to little hands, if they can get up that far :-)
I found it! 08 Mar 2008 by  Poodle Noodlers   (Finds: 1   Score: 2)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
Whilst looking for another ( cache, we found a clue for this cache by chance at 51 26.760' N 0 36.622' W: it had fallen onto the ground, so we replaced it out of sight. We visited the cache out of curiosity and found it in plain view. We put an entry in the log book and replaced the cache with a bit of camouflage to protect it from muggles. Hope this was the right thing to do!
Note 10 Feb 2007 by  Robin Lovelock   (Finds: 12   Score: 34)   (Hidden: 48   Score: 142)
     Open Log:    Unrestricted
June and I visited this cache on Saturday, after dropping off a travel bug in Tony and Bonnies Cranbourne cache (on As we approached the spot were were suprised to see the cache on the ground - but in OK condition - other than quite a lot of water that had crept into the box. I mopped up the water with a handkerchief before we wrote in the log book - which was well protected in a plastic bag. Took another photo - this time of June and me :-) It was nice to see several "accidental finders" had entered into the spirit of the game and written in the log book, after the visit by Stuart and I last year. We made sure we put the box back in it's original position, hidden as best we could. I've adjusted the lat/lon to make this cache easier than it was. No need for a clue ticket, etc. You just go direct to the position and look in the obvious place. You may need long arms :-)
I found it! 12 Oct 2006 by  Robin Lovelock   (Finds: 12   Score: 34)   (Hidden: 48   Score: 142)
     Open Log:    Unrestricted
Robin (cache planter) with friend Stuart, had a nice long walk with a diversion to the Post Office in "The Village" intending to have a cuppa - only to find it closed until 1500 (it was then 1440). Saw big herds of deer in rut and a lovely view from Copper Horse. Robin thought he could see London Eye but Stuart said it was new Wembly Stadium. Found cache at 1530 on Thursday 12th October. Robin cannot believe cache was in such good condition - over 5 years from when planted. Lots of "accidental" finds recorded in the log book. Took a photo of both of them with the instant camera. Took nothing and left nothing. Wrote up details in the log book. Continued the long walk back to the car parked in Watersplash Lane. Stopped at a nice pub on the way home. Checked mext day on google earth and saw that these two old boys of 59 and 69 had walked 7.25 miles ! :-)
I found it! 01 Jan 2004 by  alfie sherlock   (Finds: 1   Score: 2)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
i am 5 years old and found my first cache today . think this is a great fun thing to do. any tips to get me started
Note 20 Nov 2001 by  Robin Lovelock   (Finds: 12   Score: 34)   (Hidden: 48   Score: 142)
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November 20, 2001 by Robin Lovelock (28 found)
Checked the cache - all OK. Changed lid and added some more fluffy toys, etc. Nice walk direct from the car park reccomended for Windsor Great Park cache which I checked earlier. Nice walk back too :-)

October 28, 2001 by ghtconc (2 found)
Lovely views of Windsor and the planes coming into land at Heathrow. Will be a great place to watch Concorde landing when she's back in the air in a few weeks and Heathrow is operating on Easterlies.
Problems homing in of co-ordinates, took two goes to find the well hidden cache.

Decided to drop the Purple teddy off after his walk from The Obelisk and borrowed a torch.

Well worth the walk on a nice day on its own.

October 14, 2001 by element14 (65 found)
Walked all the way from the castle, and found the cache after a few minutes after taking a rest underneath the statue. GPS had a little difficulty with the trees at first, but found it eventually. Left a german coin and took a Mercedes Benz badge.

September 16, 2001 by McMichaeli (8 found)
An excellent location with wonderful views of Windsor Castle, The West of London and even the Telecom Tower on a clear day.
The last joint venture with Scotty today but I've been talked into some Walking with the dead at dusk tonight...


September 16, 2001 by Scottworld (30 found)
Tried to come at this one from the wrong way, and ended up backtracking, as the Deer Park got in our way. Made another attempt from the other side and found the cache, We put money on it being in the very obvious tree, but were proved wrong....

Great views of the castle, as the sun was going down.

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