September 7 – The start of a Scottish Trip

We’d planned a week, well slightly less than a week, in Edinburgh some 450 miles away.

Rather than drive all the way in one go we planned an overnight stop with sightseeing and caches. Our next few blogs will highlight the caches we attempted, and some of the sightseeing we did on our journey.

Today, September 7 we were driving as far as Tankersley a small village near Barnsley, with the intention of caching on arrival. Our halfway stop on the way to Tankersley was at Leicester Forest East Services on the M1. This was one of the first Service Stations built in the UK and is reputedly a Grade II listing building – yes, really!

LFE services

LFE services

Our target here was a single Motorway Madness cache. This involved a little bit of walking down on the staff access roads which are never shown on maps! A simple find – but a 20 minute walk from the car!
Ai Weiwei - who designed the Birds Nest Stadium for the 2008 Olympics - exhibits at YSP

Ai Weiwei – who designed the Birds Nest Stadium for the 2008 Olympics – exhibits at YSP

We arrived in such good time at Tankersley we decided NOT to do the geocaching. Instead we visited the Yorkshire Sculpture Park which was in our itinerary for the following day. I don’t really get Modern Sculpture but Mrs Hg137 does and eulogised over many of the 50-60 pieces we saw on display. So rather than see oodles of caching photos here are some sculptures instead…. (PS There will be caches on future blogs!).
Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Yorkshire Sculpture Park - again

Yorkshire Sculpture Park – again

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