If you're interested in challenges/locationless caches, these might be worth a look (published for the recent EAG event):
Lesser Trefoil - To claim this LC, you must find a chapel on a bridge, and incorporate it into a cache with a physical container. This LC can be claimed only once per county, and you must link back to this LC in your cache description.
There are only four bridges which incorporate a chapel still standing in the UK, one of which is just down the road from the Gallant Soldiers and Poppies event, in St Ives. If you can link a building on a bridge to a former chapel, this is acceptable, so long as you can provide the history. (For example, within the UK, I would also accept a cache which incorporates a town lock up, built in the 18th century on foundations which originally supported a chapel. That one is in Bradford-on-Avon.)
There is no requirement to place the cache at the chapel, as this may not be possible. However, in order to log the cache as found, you must incorporate the chapel, so that someone should have to have visited this. (That is, if not using the chapel as the cache location, you might use it as a waypoint. That waypoint might be physical or virtual. For example, taking a photo at the chapel; or using information already available there for calculations for the final cache, or next waypoint.)
Badman - To claim this LC, you must find a village lock-up - a small building historically used for the temporary detention of people until they could be removed to a town (or, as was often the case, until they sobered up overnight). As an example, you could use the same lock-up as mentioned above, in Bradford-on-Avon. Please identify which village the lock-up is in, and provide co-ordinates. Only one find per lock-up please!
Please have a photo taken of you at the lock-up, and ensure you look either as criminal or as drunk as possible. Facial expression, pose and clothing should all in some way help you achieve this, and one final prop will round things off nicely. You must be wearing handcuffs! (No, I'm not kidding - handcuffs are compulsory to log this cache!)
Himalayan Balsam - To claim this LC, you must find the highest point of a county, and incorporate it into a cache with a physical container. The county can be either historic (eg the historic county of Huntingdonshire) or modern (eg the modern county of Cambridgeshire). This LC can be claimed only once per county, and you must link back to this LC in your cache description.
There is no requirement to place the cache at the highest point, as this may not be possible. However, in order to log the cache as found, you must incorporate the highest point, so that someone should have to have visited this. (That is, if not using the highest point as the cache location, you might use it as a waypoint. That waypoint might be physical or virtual. For example, taking a photo at the point; or using information already available at the point for calculations for the final cache, or next waypoint.)
Yellow Daisy - The word “daisy” comes from two Saxon words (daeyes and eayes together make day’s eye). To claim this LC, you must find a Saxon ring village, and incorporate it into a cache with a physical container. For those outside Europe, a Saxon ring village may be hard to find, so where Saxons did not settle, any ring village may suffice!
A ring village is a settlement made by clearing a stretch of woodland and surrounding the clearing by a road and fence to keep out wild animals. The ring need not be circular - indeed the ring village of Woodhurst lies "round" what is roughly an oblong formed by two roads.
This LC can be claimed more than once per ring village, and you must link back to this LC in your cache description. There is no requirement to place the cache in the village, so long as it is nearby.
Gackt: *looks at the tree branches blowing around outside right now*
Jan 10, 2015 9:06:44 GMT
tarmacjohn: Well having got up with the best intentions I decided that I am getting old and sitting by the heater in the conservatory doing a bit of studying was a better option. BUT, I may need a break in a bit
Jan 10, 2015 9:29:05 GMT
walktall: I've just got from shopping in Gloucester + 2 cache finds
Jan 10, 2015 13:35:13 GMT
Pir8sOld&New: Weather is getting crap out here, I'm thinking UK might be better.. That I need to steal some Sun and bring it back with me.
Jan 10, 2015 13:36:52 GMT
walktall: got sun already thanks
Jan 10, 2015 13:55:04 GMT
sly2: Anyone know The Georgians? They signed my TB Hotel logbook on 4/1/15 and took my SuperBike TB but haven't logged the find or the TB. I haven't been able to trace them on www.geocaching so wondered if anyone knew of them so I can get in touch.
Jan 11, 2015 11:52:22 GMT
walktall: can't find a cacher with that name on GC.com. Have you tried to work out who they are? On the hopeful side, 4 Jan isn't that long, so lets hope they log it
Jan 11, 2015 12:09:11 GMT
pippingreen: Hi everyone. We are new to the area and are looking forward to meeting some of you soon. Just thought you may be interested in a book I am reading (on my Kindle) called 'Five" by Ursula Archer- a geocaching murder mystery. Fun to read!
Jan 12, 2015 18:50:20 GMT
walktall: We have a bi-monthly Event, the 1st was just yesterday, so hope to see you at the next. Details will be posted here on the forum
Jan 12, 2015 23:42:37 GMT
Griff Grof: There's also another local event on Feb 15th which most of us will be going to, GC5JVN7
Jan 13, 2015 7:53:05 GMT
walktall: The one on the 15th Feb is a lovely pub in Snowshill and we'll have the skittle alley to ourselves
Jan 13, 2015 10:28:58 GMT
pippingreen: Thanks for letting me know. We will try to make this. Where do I find the "sign up" for this? Under Events?
Jan 14, 2015 14:48:52 GMT
walktall: Skittles Event on the 15th Feb, click on this link CacheWalker STRIKES again!. The next Cotswold Caching Event on the 8th March has not been written yet but will be publicised here
Jan 14, 2015 20:26:18 GMT
Gackt: Had a terrible nightmare last night where I got lost forever underneath the Wiltshire countryside.. don't know what the reason for that was
Jan 25, 2015 7:13:39 GMT