September 2 : Wincanton

Hello, Mrs Hg137 here.

Having arranged a walking holiday on beautiful Exmoor, we set off westwards along the ‘Road to the Sun’ (aka A303). We’d selected a spot about halfway along the route, close to the road, but not right on it, with (free) parking, and – very important – with a couple of caches, to break up the journey. And that place was … Wincanton. Turning off the main road, we arrived in an area of business parks, trading estates and supermarkets. We chose a place in a superstore car park, settled down and ate our lunch. (Editor’s note: we always seem to pick not-especially-scenic spots for our picnic lunches, and this was no exception.)

Off Yer Trolley - Wincanton

Off Yer Trolley – Wincanton

Sandwiches consumed, we turned our attention to caching. One of the two that we had selected was from the ‘Off your Trolley’ series, and this was quickly found, a neat, dry, tidy film canister on the boundary of one of those previously mentioned supermarkets. Crossing the road, we followed a path through mown grass and trees, searching for ‘Wincanton rec’. We found it, or rather, Mr Hg137 did, with a scramble amongst the willow trees at the edge of the River Cale. This was another neat and tidy cache: they do seem to look after their caches in Wincanton! And it looks as if they are looking after the river too – there’s a busy Facebook community group devoted to its improvement and maintenance http://www.facebook.com/RiverCaleCleanUpCatch

Where's that cache?

Where’s that cache?

That little break over, and our cache target for the journey met, it was back into the geocar to continue the trek westwards.

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