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.
walktall: I'll be deleting their find if I get no response.
Apr 16, 2015 9:17:00 GMT
walktall: What's this 6! notifications when I logged on this morning
Apr 16, 2015 9:18:00 GMT
pigdogboyandgirls: loads published last night. Got a couple and one of the ones that I thought I'd save for today was got first by a Dutch guy!
Apr 17, 2015 7:51:32 GMT
walktall: Don't need any FTF's till Sunday, one will just do
Apr 17, 2015 8:19:33 GMT
walktall: O, think I've upset the CO of Downton Treasure Hunt, got a snot-o-gram email I'm still willing to help the CO as I like the idea of the cache now I've got my head round it
Apr 17, 2015 21:14:47 GMT
walktall: Just got a reply back from my email reply and they've cooled off now
Apr 17, 2015 21:17:49 GMT
Gackt: Sorry to hear about your troubles for pointing out cache hiding rules.
Apr 18, 2015 9:13:21 GMT
Gackt: I see sparklepig have found that cache. Maybe they can confirm if it was hidden where you think it is supposed to be?
Apr 18, 2015 9:14:38 GMT
pigdogboyandgirls: It is indeed in the stone wall, well the fallen down section under stones. If I remember rightly it was a take away style pot and not much cop
Apr 18, 2015 12:56:44 GMT
walktall: That's what I gather from the CO on their 2nd email after they had cooled down, in the fallen down bit not 30 paces from the "treasure gateposts", where you can see, odd stones have been moved. I was disappointed, far better places.
Apr 18, 2015 18:04:59 GMT
walktall: The one on the 22nd April looks good
Apr 25, 2015 13:47:56 GMT
Gackt: The link I posted is just a blank screen now, guess cams a bit dicky. Been looking for holiday places, but I think that might a bit far for rest of family.
Apr 26, 2015 7:17:11 GMT
walktall: I will soon be going to Shetland, perhaps not this year. The picture is stuck on a shot in the dark from this morning, you can see the outline of the hills.
Apr 26, 2015 9:00:57 GMT
walktall: It seems on an Oregon 650, if the cache is more than 110 miles away, it isn't listed in the list of geocaches on the unit, even though it is in the GPX folder Move and suddenly caches appear in the list (if within 110 miles of the unit)
Apr 26, 2015 13:10:12 GMT
Gackt: Would love to go to Shetland, but we're looking more the other direction now, Lands End way.
Apr 26, 2015 18:54:01 GMT
Gackt: My old Garmin eMap is similar in that that it will only list caches I have input into it that are within a certain mileage range.
Apr 26, 2015 18:55:58 GMT
walktall: I hadn't come across it before with my old GPS and trying to check opensource maps I had loaded, covered the area I wanted, I found the caches weren't there.
Apr 26, 2015 20:53:18 GMT
walktall: We're off to St Just for a week in June
Apr 26, 2015 20:54:30 GMT