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cache type Virginia Water cache size

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

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Coordinates ( WGS-84 datum )
N 51° 24.855'   W 000° 37.734'
This may not be the actual cache coordinate.

Wentworth ,    Berkshire   
United Kingdom    Near By Caches

Hidden On: 27 Aug 2001
Waypoint (Landmark): N0010A
Open Cache:    Unrestricted
Cache type:    Multi-Part
Cache size:    Normal

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

Comments:


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Geocache
This is a replacement of the very first Lovelock geocache, planted by Robin and June in August 2001. Blacknest Gate is still the best place to enter this lovely area which now holds several of our caches. This one requires you to find a clue ticket providing the lat/lon of the cache itself. Your whole mission should take less than an hour - but why hurry ? :-) We suggest you park at the side of the road near Blacknest Gate, or maybe in the car park of the Belvedere pub - if you intend to have a drink or a meal after your walk. If you use the official Blacknest carpark it will cost you 2 in coins at the entrance. If you walk back beside the road you will pass "Moss Cottage" where June lived as a girl - until Robin arrived on the scene :-)

GeocacheYou will find it easier and more enoyable if you go over Five Arch Bridge BEFORE you follow the directions from your GPS. You only need find one of the identical clue tickets, and they have been placed in three similar spots to reduce the risk of them all getting lost. Please write down the lat/lon on the ticket, then hide it where it was. The three locations are all similar, being brick objects that you will soon recognize. One is at the lat/lon above, one is 140 metres east of it, and the other 250 metres east of it. Typical places to look are "under steel" - for a magnetic ticket, "behind grass" - against the brickwork, or "in a crack" - look for a wire or tab poking out. But remember - you only need to find one of them. You put this ticket lat/lon into your GPS, remember what it said on the ticket as a clue, and continue your walk to find the cache itself.

The cache is the usual tupperware box, with goodies, logbook, instant camera, etc - but in a black back with string at the top. It is placed in a dry spot, so please keep it dry - use an umbrella if rain threatens.

Virginia Water has a large lake, perhaps two miles across, but many more miles around it. If you choose to take a stroll, allow two or three hours for all the lake. There are a few more caches in this area, so you could take a picnik and take all day - but choose good weather. You might follow the lake east to "The Wheatsheaf". After "refreshments" there, make your way back for more at "The Belvedere" :-) On the way to the Wheatsheaf, if south of the lake, you will pass landmarks such as the "Ruins" and then the "Cascade" (waterfall). The Totem Pole is north, past The Wheatsheaf. Five Arch Bridge is in the west - not far from Blacknest Gate - just north of The Belvedere Pub - briefly named the Robin Pub.

Geocache

This is a non-commercial, Public Domain Geocache. The cache is Public Property, as is all information about it, including the location, this description, and reports from people visiting the cache. You will find more Lovelock caches on www.gpss.co.uk/geocache If you wish to contact Robin and want a reply, please email him direct on gpss@compuserve.com If you do this through a geocaching web site, please make sure you include your email address. Robin regrets that he may not reply to those who seek to hide who they are. Please include at least your name and email address.





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I found it! 12 Feb 2009 by  Amberel   (Finds: 61   Score: 201.5)   (Hidden: 2   Score: 11.5)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
Walked from Tweetie Pie, round the north side of the lake, on what was by now a very pleasant winter's day. I bypassed the "Valley Gardens" cache, intending to visit it on the return journey.

The path from the bridge to where the "tickets" are hidden was pretty boggy in places. It's a part of Virginia Water I've never visited before - up to now, my circumnavigations of the lake have crossed the bridge and missed out this little spur.

I looked for, and quickly found, the nearest and most easterly ticket, then continued to the hiding place of the well concealed (but obvious to a cacher) cache. No forestry work today, so no problems recovering the cache.

Thanks for another enjoyable cache in a lovely spot,

Rgds, Andy
I found it! 19 Dec 2008 by  heffalump007   (Finds: 40   Score: 143)   (Hidden: 5   Score: 10)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
Caching again with Sandvika and his kids, we came back to wrap up this cache as we had done the hard work before, thought we might get a FTF but someone else got there first. TFTC
[Modified 2008-12-24 06:25:42]

I found it! 19 Dec 2008 by  gcoupland   (Finds: 11   Score: 38)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
     Open Log:    Unrestricted
Had found a clue ticket (the furthest away one I think )for this one a few weeks ago whilst doing another series around Virginia Water, but could not get close to GZ due to a tree felling work going on at the time.
Was in the area again today and decided to try again. A nice straight forward find with cache in excellent condition. Still can't quite believe I was FTF
Left keyring torch
TFTC
GaryC
I found it! 19 Dec 2008 by  sandvika   (Finds: 51   Score: 142.5)   (Hidden: 13   Score: 66.5)
     Open Log:    Unrestricted
Caching again with Heffalump007, we came to wrap up this cache and would you believe it, we were not the first to find the new cache, having been pipped at the post earlier in the day. "Penguin" (formerly "Clomod") and youngest member of team Sandvika was the one who found the cache. Heffalump007 and Arkanoid (dad) were looking in the wrong place completely.

Took a toy car and a marble, left a mini water pistol and a beanie head.

Thanks a lot for the cache. Sandvika. NC #15, total #665
   camera Team Sandvika juniors with the cache
   camera The slight problem at one of the earlier stages
Note 14 Dec 2008 by  sandvika   (Finds: 51   Score: 142.5)   (Hidden: 13   Score: 66.5)
     Open Log:    Unrestricted
Late afternoon dash with Heffalump007 in the pouring rain. Unfortunately, we had left it too late and though we found a clue ticket at the third and furthest place from the published coords (the second place being completely under water) it was already after dusk. The combination of mud, rain, darkness and youngest son feeling the call of nature made a subsequent return the more expedient choice! TFTH, Sandvika.
Note 02 Mar 2007 by  Robin Lovelock   (Finds: 12   Score: 34)   (Hidden: 48   Score: 142)
     Open Log:    Unrestricted
After some pleasant "recce" walks in recent days, Robin replaced the cache and clue tickets in different spots and updated the page. Who will be first to find the new cache ? :-)
Note 21 Nov 2004 by  Robin Lovelock   (Finds: 12   Score: 34)   (Hidden: 48   Score: 142)
     Open Log:    Unrestricted
to the chap who 'phoned me after finding the clue ticket: sorry that the lat/lon on the ticket was wrong - I'll come and change those tickets soon. Meanwhile, anyone who phones me on 01344 620775 from that spot will be given the correct location. Hope you enjoyed your walk :-)
Robin, the cache planter.
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