Hello, Mrs Hg137 here.
Our holiday was over. We were going home. Rather than face the traffic jams on the M6, we chose to travel south across country, past Craven Arms and Ludlow, joining the motorway at Worcester, and stopping for caches on the way (obviously!).
Our first two targets were in, or close to, lay-bys on the A49. The first was ‘Treasy Peasy’, and was found … behind a tree. The second was ‘Bush’, and was found … erm … near a bush.
We continued south, reaching Craven Arms, a town named after a pub! Four of the caches here are placed along the main roads which radiate from the centre and are called ‘Craven Arms – Gateway to the Marches’ north / south / east / west – a very neat idea for a cache series. We opted to find ‘north’ and ‘south’ as we passed through.
Close to the southern edge of Craven Arms is the chocolate-box pretty Stokesay Castle http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/stokesay-castle We parked in the English Heritage car park and walked a short way along the path into the churchyard of Stokesay Church, which leads to the castle. After a few minutes of gazing at both castle and church, and taking many, many pictures – it is soooo photogenic, we realised that we should desist and should instead look for the Church Micro cache which was close by. After a little more wandering about, we found the cache inside the churchyard, in a yew tree. That was a first for us, as all the other sixty of so Church Micro caches we’ve found elsewhere are outside the boundary of the church.
And that was the end of the caching, and the end of the holiday. We got back into the car and started the long drive home…