There are 94 caches in the series, but you will pass several other caches so by the time you finish you should have reached 100.
This is a circular walk from the Village of Cranborne in Dorset to the village of Sixpenny Handley and back.
The walk is mainly along footpaths and bridleways with a few short sections of quiet country lanes. Although I’m not a mountain bike cacher, it looked like the sort of route that you could cycle around most of the way.
I choose to the walk it in reverse order, for no particular reason other than I thought I may meet more cachers coming the opposite direction. As it happens I think the extremely hot weather this weekend actually kept many people away, plus there was a big event planned for the Sunday.
As the series owner states on the cache page, the route has been chosen for the views and through some beautiful Dorset countryside, I will vouch for that claim. Being a power trail, the series is mainly micros, but they are not all film pots and when it calls for it the caches are larger.
I thoroughly enjoyed myself, the caches came thick and fast there are also a couple of surprises along the way as well. On the way around I spotted plenty of wildlife including some deer, red kite, a donkey, cows of course and this little chap in one of the fields.
Around lunchtime I reached the little village of sixpenny Handley, it is roughly the halfway point in the trail and a good place to stop for lunch, I believe there is a pub and a village shop but I didn’t pass either. I did pass the village school however and they had created this little display for the forthcoming Olympic games.
There were a couple of fields that had cows or cattle in them, as I walked through one of them the whole herd of youngsters decided to form a procession behind me, then patiently waited whilst I found the cache. It may have been a different story if Pip had been with me!
I thought this was a wonderful series, highly recommended if you are up for a challenge. This was my first caching trip in Dorest and what a cracker to start with and I got my first 100 caches in a single day.