A New Challenge

This was my first of a whole load of new caching series in Milton Keynes entitled “Charlie’s Loops.” This one looked appealing enough to warrant a day off work to do them. It was a Friday. Well, I had to use the holidays for something. I can’t carry them over from one year to the next. Charlies First Loop was a loop of about 30 caches.

The series started in Wavendon, which doesn’t have a lot of available parking at the best of times. I took advantage of the proximity of my (supposed) base work location to park my car. I then promptly did a runner off the office site before anyone invited me to go in and do some work. Because I’m a rebel (and because it was closest to the car park) I started at #3. I did at least walk around in numeric order though.

The first stretch of walking ran parallel to the road down into Woburn Sands. This is the proverbial bleeding edge of Milton Keynes development. New houses seem to pop up everywhere. In the middle of Woburn Sands the path lead me up into Brickhill Woods. This is an area I know extremely well from previous caching trips. And then finally, I turned back north again across the fields and alongside the “old” bleeding edge on the east side of Old Farm Park and Wavendon Gate.

It was quite easy going all the way around. I found 30 caches in double quick time and without really getting stressed. My biggest issue was that I was wearing normal jeans rather than waterproof trousers, so by the end, my trouser legs were a bit wet. I’ve had worse, but I was definitely not dressed suitably for going into the office.

The caches I found around Charlies First Loop were :