A Saturday afternoon in October, and time to grab a bunch of caches while there was still enough daylight to make a decent day.

I set my sights on a couple of series to the south of Royston – agricultural circuits through the villages of Reed and Barkway. I parked in Barkway as there were a couple of multis there, so I thought it would be best to collect the information for those and establish their final locations before committing to any large amounts of walking, just in case the final points were somewhat off the radar. None of them was a long way away from the main walk – they were just a little way off the circuit and mainly quite close to the village itself.

When I got into the planned series, the first stage took me south and west of Barkway around the “Buckland Boomerang” series. After this, I took a more northerly route from Barkway over to Reed and back to complete the “Reed Runaround” series. In between the two series there was a virtual cache called Quintuples on the meridian – Virtual which was right next to a big solar farm, and which requires the finder to visit a location on the prime meridian and where the latitude has five identical digits in the minutes of the northing, such as N 52o 00.000 or N 51o 55.555. The cache location is given as N 52o 00.000 E 000o 00.000, so that seemed like the best place to log the find, rather than anywhere else. You’re allowed to log it from any such location though.

There were a number of offshoots and assorted off-series church micros and others, followed by a couple of routes that could be done as drive-bys, and by the time I finished I’d run up a total of 66 finds.

The caches I found on the day were: