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So the second May Bank Holiday and we were up at my folks’ house in Measham. We were there for a couple of days while Kas hacked through a bit of work at home. On one of those days the parents decided they were off to Tamworth for a bit of shopping. The kids went with them, so I thought I’d go caching. There was a new series of caches around the corner from their house in Austrey. It looked like the Austrey Amble could be done fairly easily in a “long” morning, so I set off fairly early in the morning and promised to meet them in Tamworth when I’d finished.

It was an interesting series of caches, to be honest, with some challenges and interesting terrain, and it passed through a couple of beautiful little villages, Austrey and Newton Regis.

One highlight was returning via the big arched bridge over the M42 that is our usual marker for being “nearly there” when we drive up this way. I didn’t find the cache that was supposed to be there. It was surprising to see that this fairly big bridge just carries a farm track over the motorway, but it was a long way down from the top.

I remember it being fairly warm during the walk. And, of course, I’d totally failed to take snacks with me. I was therefore very ready for a drink and some lunch. I packed up and went to Tamworth to meet the older and younger members of the family.

The caches I found on the Austrey Amble were :