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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° 26.635'   W 000° 33.955'

Wraysbury ,    Berkshire   
United Kingdom    Near By Caches

Hidden On: 14 Sept 2001
Waypoint (Landmark): N000CB
Open Cache:    Personal use only
Cache type:    Unknown
Cache size:    Unknown

Difficulty:   gps gps (easy)
Terrain:   gps (easy)
Misc: Drinking water available. There are restrooms (water closets) available Disabled access. Pets are allowed. Parking is available There may be fees.

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The Magna Carta Geocache is hidden within easy walking distance of the monument by the same name. Your clue is "dry but under water".

The Magna Carta Monument is just a few minutes walk from the John F Kennedy Memorial. Both lay on the slopes of the hill overlooking the River Thames at Runnymede - where Magna Carta was signed by King John in 1215. Both have an American connection, since the Magna Carta Monument was erected by the American Bar Association, "to commemorate Magna Carter symbol of freedom under law".

The nearest parking is near the river, but there is a free car park near the Air Force Memorial at the very top of the wooded ridge - which is well worth a quiet and thoughtful visit. The car park is at N 51 26.216' W 000 34.120' and access is from the village of Englefield Green - follow the
brown signs to "Air Force Memorial". Turn right out of the car park, past the public toilets, to the Air Force Memorial on the left. Continue past it and bear left, for the public footpath into the National Trust woodland called Coopers Hill.






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Note 30 Jun 2009 by  Robin Lovelock   (Finds: 12   Score: 34)   (Hidden: 48   Score: 142)
     Open Log:    Unrestricted
Robin was with Team Sapper, visiting the UK. We started with a visit to Runneymede so Steve could see the Magna Carta and Kennedy memorials - and do this cache planted by Robin. We then went on to Virginia Water Lake to do some more, including the Centenial Pole planted by Sandvika - the cache that is, not the pole :-)
I found it! 20 Apr 2009 by  heffalump007   (Finds: 40   Score: 143)   (Hidden: 5   Score: 10)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
Nice one found this evening with Westie Walker whilst doing the geocache nearby. TFTC
I found it! 16 Apr 2009 by  Amberel   (Finds: 61   Score: 201.5)   (Hidden: 2   Score: 11.5)
     Open Log:    Non-commercial use only
Riding back past this cache today, with a few minutes to spare, so I parked in the NT Car Park and walked over what is familiar ground to me.

A herd of cows was holding a Mother's Meeting round the cache location, with their few day's old offspring all around. As I approched them the Mums lumbered off with the littl'uns skipping after them.

Naturally, the area was somewhat muddy and trodden down, and was well manured, but I was wearing appropriate footwear and was able to get to the cache easily :-)

Thanks for replacing the cache,

Rgds, Andy
Note 08 Apr 2009 by  Robin Lovelock   (Finds: 12   Score: 34)   (Hidden: 48   Score: 142)
     Open Log:    Unrestricted
Hilarious ! :-D At first I thought you might have left the GPS inside the cache. Imagine the pleasure from the next guy to find it ! Of course, it would not be a complete loss, since I'm sure they would swap it for a glow-stick, or wriggly snake, or something :-)
Note 08 Apr 2009 by  sandvika   (Finds: 51   Score: 142.5)   (Hidden: 13   Score: 66.5)
     Open Log:    Unrestricted
It's not usual of me to return to a cache, other than to maintain our own, however I returned to this one today. Why? Well, my GPSr had disappeared and having searched high and low for it I concluded it could only be in one place: at the cache! Fortunately I was correct and of course now Sharky is blaming Penguin and Penguin denies all. On the balance of the evidence, Sharky was on the up-hill side of the cache, Penguin and I were on the downhill side and I found the GPSr hanging from a wooden post on the up-hill side. I think we know who left it there! That's a lesson for all of us when in a hurry - make yourself a few seconds later by taking the time to check that you have everything with you!
I found it! 06 Apr 2009 by  sandvika   (Finds: 51   Score: 142.5)   (Hidden: 13   Score: 66.5)
     Open Log:    Unrestricted
Our second cache of Robin's today and the cache was quickly found in just about the only place it could be. Of course, I could not help but remember a certain previous cache I found hidden in a similar position and this mention is probably all it will take for Robin to crack up laughing again :)

Robin's coincidence of finding Amberel's cache at his old GZ was hillarious, almost on a par with the famous tale of The Hornet finding one of Robin's caches whilst looking for one of Dodgy Dave's which happened to be hidden under the same bush. This is not the first time such coincidence has struck Amberel, I'll let him reveal his story, suffice to say it's great that he's a Navicacher and Terracacher now too!

After swapping a glowstick in an earlier cache it was great to find another one to swap in this cache as it meant that Penguin and Sharky then had one each. Our last cache of the day but Hampton Court and Bushy Park are calling!

TFTC, Sandvika NC #32 Total #809
   camera Magna Carta Memorial
   camera Magna Carta Memorial
I found it! 25 Mar 2009 by  gcoupland   (Finds: 11   Score: 38)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
     Open Log:    Unrestricted
Noticed that Robin had replaced this cache recently, and decided to brave the blustery showers and take a walk in the woods.
Parked at the Air Force Memorial and entered the woods. Although damp, much drier than my previous visit in December when the whole area was sodden.
Followed the GPS and as the coords were spot on, soon had the cache in hand.
Was expecting GZ to be a bit "woodier" as I had got it into my head that GZ was lot closer to some other caches in the area that I had done (should have looked at the map before leaving the house !!)
Anyway anaother cache to Robins high standards and a FTF.
Left a Glowstick
Thanks again for the cache
Gary C
[Modified 2009-03-25 16:35:21]

Note 22 Mar 2009 by  Robin Lovelock   (Finds: 12   Score: 34)   (Hidden: 48   Score: 142)
     Open Log:    Unrestricted
We replaced the cache today - same spot. Imagine our surprise, when after decoding the lat/lon for the nearby geocaching.com cache, we found it was the very same spot that ours had first been planted in September 2001. We moved it a few months later, to where it is now, because our big box was not so easy to hide then. Sorry no camera or fluffy toys in this new cache, but it still has a few swaps for kids.
Note 20 Mar 2009 by  Robin Lovelock   (Finds: 12   Score: 34)   (Hidden: 48   Score: 142)
     Open Log:    Unrestricted
Thanks Andy. My encrypted log gives the game away, but one of us will need to check again to confirm the cache has gone. I'll try and visit soon, with a replacement cache if needed.
Note 20 Mar 2009 by  Robin Lovelock   (Finds: 12   Score: 34)   (Hidden: 48   Score: 142)
     Open Log:    Unrestricted
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I could not find it. 20 Mar 2009 by  Amberel   (Finds: 61   Score: 201.5)   (Hidden: 2   Score: 11.5)
     Open Log:    Non-commercial use only
I visited Cooper's Hill this afternoon to maintain a Groundspeak Cache and to set a TerraCache. I strongly suspected this cache would be missing because I gave the area a fairly good check out when looking for hiding places for my own caches a year ago, but as I was walking past I gave the location a quick "once over".

The published location is pretty much out in the open. There is a copse 30 feet or so away, bit no sign of "brick and water" there. Somewhat further away in the other direction is a water trough, which better fitted the clue, but short of lifting it right up I'm fairly sure it's not under there.

I think it was probably over-optimistic to think there was any chance of me finding this one :-)

Rgds, Andy
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