Amberel - Central

If You Go Down To The Woods Tonight

cannonfodder32

Northhamptonshire

25 points

No. 557

With owner

The first above ground maximum 25 point TOP CACHE in the UK. This by itself says almost all that needs to be said.

A truly awsome night cache, in a great location, meticulously planned for optimum layout. Immense investment of time and effort on each of the stages, ingenuity coupled with top quality preparation, everything is designed, made and maintained to the highest standard.

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IfYouGoDownToTheWoodsTonight2 IfYouGoDownToTheWoodsTonight2_Back

I Love Dr Beeching – Bridge Inspector: Re-Dangled

cannonfodder32

Northamptonshire

24 points

No. 515

With owner

Cleverly designed and immaculately prepared, as always for this c/o. And a really tough challenge 🙂.

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TopCacheNew

The Sky At Night

cannonfodder32

Northamptonshire

22 points

No. 524

With owner

Tree climbs by night 🙂. A lot of work for one cache, but what else would you expect from this c/o 😉? The other thing you expect from this c/o is immaculate presentation and minute attention to detail, and you get this too 🙂.

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TheSkyAtNight

Northampton By Boat

mcaddy

Northamptonshire

20 points

No. 215

With owner

A series of canoe or dinghy caches on the Nene, through Northampton. A lovely river to paddle on, with some challenging sections, and several outstanding hides.

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TopCacheNew

Hippos Below

girloutdoors & Water_mad

Gloucestershire

20 points

No. 586

No response

One of the "classics", I don't know how I managed to cache for 11 years without doing it earlier. Saved it up for a great occasion, I guess 😉.

A dreadfully muddy approach, but a great paddle once inside 🙂.

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No response from c/o

Alfresco Gecko Lifeboat

01582 & 5791

Bedfordshire

19 points

No. 436

With owner

Very unusual field puzzle in an unusual location for a cache 🙂.

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TopCacheNew

Calendar Quest

Seeker Badger

Bedfordshire

19 points

No. 774

With owner

A varied series, well hidden, good size and condition caches in lovely locations 🙂.

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CalendarQuest

I Love Dr Beeching – Shafted 1

cannonfodder32

Northamptonshire

19 points

No. 231

With owner

A highly unusual cache, not done anything quite like it before 🙂.

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TopCacheNew

Lockinge Kiln - where the skeletons lie

smstext

Oxfordshire

18 points

No. 247

With owner

An unusual and interesting location, something a bit different.

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TopCacheNew

I Love Dr Beeching – Tickets To Ride

cannonfodder32

Northamptonshire

18 points

No. 545

With owner

TopCacheNew

Roan65:814050 Fetch Special

Roan65

Northamptonshire

18 points

No. 285

With owner

We didn't find a large number of caches on this trip, but many of those we did find required imaginative solutions that we hadn't had to employ before. This was no exception 🙂.

Wizbit100 making it look easy 😉. Click the image to expand it.

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FetchSpecial

broom west junction signal box

dylan burgess

Warwickshire

18 points

No. 583

With owner

This was something a bit different, which is partly why it "scores" well 🙂.

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TopCacheNew

Ooops!

Harry the furry squid

Warwickshire

18 points

No. 439

No response

A most enjoyable puzzle and a fun cache placement 🙂.

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No response from c/o

12 days of Caching: 1 Weir today, gone tomorrow

Roan65

Northamptonshire

18 points

No. 283

With owner

A rather different challenge, very tricky and took us quite a long time 🙂.

Wizbit100 and dizzygirl taking different approaches. Click the images to expand them.

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TopCacheNew

Leadon Jack's Treasure

ghekophyte

Hereford and Worcester

18 points

No. 772

With owner

LeadonJacksTreasure

MuddyLabz Simplez 4 - Hanging around with skills

Roan65

Northamptonshire

18 points

No. 787

With owner

HangingAroundWithSkills

12 days of Caching: 11 Mulled Wine!

Roan65

Northamptonshire

17 points

No. 365

With owner

Award is for the series of 8 caches on a linear trail, but this free climb was the most challenging for me.

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TopCacheNew

Stert stream, going underground (1 of 3)

Daniel Glover

Oxfordshire

17 points

No. 203

With owner

A most unusual underground location for a cache, an underground river accessed via the Thames.

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TopCacheNew

12 Days Of Caching : 12 Rudolf's Nosebag !

teamlosi123

Northamptonshire

17 points

No. 680

No response

A challenging but safe climb.

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Caching for Girls - Pretty in Pink?

Splendidz

Northamptonshire

17 points

No. 364

With owner

Not extreme, but favourite of the Caching for Girls series. Find it with friends, don't do it by yourself 🙂. The photos give some idea 🙂.

3 pink pinups 🙂 Click the images to expand them.

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TopCacheNew

Up, Up and Away

teamlosi123

Northamptonshire

17 points

No. 679

No response

No response from c/o

Rendcomb Rat Run

twise_1

Gloucestershire

17 points

No. 108

No response

Another culvert cache, not very long but in a "nice" tunnel, with (lots and lots of) clean water 🙂. In a very pleasant location, and with a nice cache container at the end of it. Or, more precisely, in the middle of it 🙂.

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No response from c/o

Puddle Ducks

bAdder2

Northamptonshire

17 points

No. 803

 

A very enjoyable paddle along the Grand Union Canal with some "interesting" hides 😉.

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Series 3 (Walk 4) The Fairy Door

bailey rangers

Hereford and Worcester

17 points

No. 71

Released

A cache of great imagination, on a lovely walk in lovely woods, and one very especially for the toddlers.

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FairyDoor FairyDoor_Back

Tree

Roan65

Northamptonshire

17 points

No. 281

With owner

A series of 9 tree climbs set in lovely rolling English countryside. During the whole day we saw only one other person, a horse-rider 🙂.

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Tree

Shafted!

swindon_leys

Gloucestershire

17 points

No. 637

With owner

Shafted

SOX

rosela

Oxfordshire

17 points

No. 748

With owner

An excellent series of caches, a long and very pleasant walk in some lovely woods.

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SOX

The tower

Dylan Burgess

Hereford and Worcester

17 points

No. 642

With owner

TheTower

out of my tree

dylan burgess

Warwickshire

17 points

No. 582

With owner

OutOfMyTree

Tackle The Canal

Sortinghat

Northamptonshire

16 points

No. 745

With owner

A nice series of caches, mostly "up high" but with different requirements for accessing them. The link is for #9, which was for me the most challenging by far!

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TackleTheCanal

Great Ouse Cruise

goldpot

Bedfordshire

16 points

No. 722

With owner

A really lovely paddle on a beautiful river.

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GreatOuseCruise

Stump

Billabong22

Gloucestershire

16 points

No. 719

With owner

A series of hides in various tree stumps, on a really beautiful walk through the woods.

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Stump

Sapperton Canal, Danesway

swindon_leys

Gloucestershire

16 points

No. 638

With owner

Cold but clear water, lots of frogs, some beautiful calcite formations.

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SappertonCanal

Buried alive…

swindon_leys

Gloucestershire

16 points

No. 636

With owner

BuriedAlive

Looking for Linda

SidAndBob

Hereford and Worcester

16 points

No. 482

With owner

A beautiful walk with spectacular views, leading to a fun cache 🙂.

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TopCacheNew

Roan65:815050 Roan's Revenge - FT Caching Rat

Roan65

Northamptonshire

16 points

No. 284

With owner

Another tough and imaginative cache from Roan65. Took us ages, doing it the slow way, and was very eventful, including a visit from the boys in blue!

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TopCacheNew

Roan65:814050 Shocking Cache Experience

Roan65

Northamptonshire

16 points

No. 286

With owner

Nice climb with an unusual container 🙂.

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Shocking

Cetus

Cpt_Blackadder

Northamptonshire

16 points

No. 544

With owner

An unusual combination of activities 😉.

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TopCacheNew

Float your boat

Splendidz

Northamptonshire

16 points

No. 288

With owner

Lovely boat series on the Nene, but tricky - I was able to reach only two of the four caches. The best of them was one that I didn't even try to get to on my own, and from a narrow, wobbly, unstable canoe, so I've linked to one that I did manage 🙂.

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TopCacheNew

Float your boat

The_Buffs

Northamptonshire

16 points

No. 289

With owner

A boat series on the Nene - Splendidz set the upstream caches, The_Buffs the downstream ones. The link is to a cache in a challenging location 🙂.

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TopCacheNew

Trigonometry, Triangles and Treachery

Pharisee

Bedfordshire

16 points

No. 435

With owner

Some tricky workings out in the field, and a fun final location 🙂.

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TopCacheNew

Simples!

Splendidz

Northamptonshire

16 points

No. 363

With owner

Another humourous cache page, final was quite straightforward but a bit different 🙂.

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TopCacheNew

Red Kite

sandvika

Oxfordshire

16 points

No. 9

With owner

A great location, you feel on top of the world.

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RedKite

Boat Only

thepanteras

Northamptonshire

16 points

No. 287

With owner

A whole series of great boat caches on the River Nene, either side of the site of Fotheringhay Castle. Could have chosen several for the link, but used this one because a) it was a fun puzzle that was straightforward for me to do, and b) we were First to Find 🙂.

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TopCacheNew

Wayland's Smithy

The Wombles

Oxfordshire

15 points

No. 18

With owner

This one is for the walk, and the destination. The destination I found most interesting. The walk I did twice, after leaving my eTrex on the ground beside the cache 🙂.

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WaylandsSmithy

Village of the damned

Gackt

Oxfordshire

15 points

No. 107

With owner

An interesting location. But muddy. Very muddy 🙂.

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VillageOfTheDamned

peregrines above

laurencemo

Hereford and Worcester

15 points

No. 109

In the cache

A long walk over Coppet Hill to the meadows below Symonds Yat Rock, with the Peregrine Falcon's nests directly above. It's somewhere I've looked down on before, but never visited.

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PeregrinesAbove

Roan65:814540 Grey Matter

Roan65 & The Loopy Labs

Northamptonshire

15 points

No. 678

With owner

A tough puzzle leading to a lovely tree to climb 🙂.

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GreyMatter

Woodford Wanderings

The Oyster Gang

Northamptonshire

15 points

No. 744

With owner

A pleasant walk round the 3.x and some of the 4.x series, with varying challenges.

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WoodfordWanderings

Caching for Girls - Pucker Up!

Splendidz

Northamptonshire

15 points

No. 217

With owner

This entry covers 3 quite simple but varied free climbs on the Brampton Valley Way - the other two being BVW High 'n' Mighty and BVW Branching Out. All the caches were nicely presented. There are a number of more difficult climbs in the vicinity that I didn't tackle because I hadn't solved the puzzles - maybe in due course they will get a TOP CACHE coin too 🙂.

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PuckerUp

Yo-Yo!

Splendidz

Northamptonshire

15 points

No. 366

With owner

Once again, an unusual location, something a bit different.

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TopCacheNew

Caching for Girls - VPL?

Splendidz

Northamptonshire

15 points

No. 362

With owner

A fun puzzle, followed by fun stages 🙂.

SuperAmberel 😉. Click the image to expand it.

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Roan65:815050 C&A's little challenge

Roan65

Northamptonshire

14 points

No. 562

With owner

Simple enough climb, but not so simple once you got up there 😉.

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CALittleChallenge

12 days of Caching: 8 No Yellow Ribbon

Roan65

Northamptonshire

14 points

No. 282

With owner

Nice climb with a twist at the end 🙂.

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NoYellowRibbon

Beam me up

cannonfodder32

Northamptonshire

14 points

No. 594

With owner

Something a bit different 😉.

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TopCacheNew

Series 3 (Walk 13) Sum It Up

bailey rangers

Hereford and Worcester

14 points

No. 85

With owner

Not unique but very unusual. Top quality implementation, and in a great location.

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TopCacheNew

Giant Hosin (Reverse Cache)

Roan65 & the Muddy Labs

Northamptonshire

14 points

No. 513

With owner

GiantHosin

Noon Hill

pharisee

Bedfordshire

14 points

No. 22

With owner

A great walk, lovely views, an immaculate cache box and a really friendly bunch of cows 🙂.

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NoonHill

Hergest Ridge

The Hornet

Hereford and Worcester

13 points

No. 19

Released

A lovely walk and great views.

Peter is the first recipient to choose the "brave" option of having his coin delivered by cache 🙂.

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HergestRidge

The Only Way Is Up

Boer&Brit

Bedfordshire

13 points

No. 343

With owner

A series of free climbs, not unduly high but most of them quite tricky.

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TheOnlyWayIsUp

T5 Challenge cache

sr510

Northamptonshire

13 points

No. 367

With owner

T5Challenge