Number 1 Hits 1973-74

Name: Number 1 Hits 1973-74 , by MARROW BONE
No. Caches: 27
Distance: 5.6 Miles
Location: Norton Lindsey, Warwickshire
Geocaching.com Map: Link
First in Series GC50AWQ
Livestock: None
Walked on: 13th April 2014
Weather: Fine & sunny with blue sky
Terrain: Easy going
Parking: Canada Lane near Blockbuster By Sweet
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Summary:
An excellent series set in some wonderful countryside. There were only a few stiles, all easy for Pip my geohound. I didn’t come across any livestock so that was a plus. I liked the way the CO had put little sticks with the clues for the bonus in the caches, it made collecting the co-ordinates much quicker. There’s a nice looking pub at the end of the walk for those those cachers who like a liquid reward at the end. I was lucky again with the weather which was beautiful. Another great Marrowbone series and definitely one on my recommended list. A gave this favorite point for the series as a whole.


Log sheet:

Found it BLOCKBUSTER BY SWEET GC50AWQ Found it
1st cache of the day found at 08:46:00

I parked up in a lay by at the start of Canada lane where there was room for 2 cars. It was a fine day with sunny blue skies, albeit a little chilly at off. I was out with Pip the Geohound once again and we set off down the single lane road to GZ and the first cache of the day. After a short search I soon spotted this unusual Cache. I have to say that I didn’t think much of the location but the idea for the cache was very clever and I’ve not seen one like it before.


Found it CUM ON FEEL THE NOIZE ( SLADE ) GC50AX8 Found it
2nd cache of the day found at 08:51:00

We continued down the single track lane and were only passed by a farmer in his Land Rover. Another quick find but it blended in very well.


Found it THE TWELFTH OF NEVER (DONNY OSMOND ) GC50AXM Found it
3rd cache of the day found at 08:55:00

We only had to a little further down the lane to reach the next cache. This one was on plain view but would only be spotted by a geocacher. A cache worthy of a favorite point.


Found it GET DOWN (GILBERT O SULLIVAN ) GC50AYY Found it
4th cache of the day found at 09:02:00

The trail turned onto a private track leading to the farm house. I obeyed the sign on the side of the road requesting dogs to be on lead, I can hear sheep in the fields so no doubt that is the reason. I stopped to take a photo of the amusing sign then walked off without finding the cache so we had to back track a little bit.


Found it TIE A YELOW RIBBON ROUND THE OLD OAK TREE (DAWN ) GC50AZF Found it
5th cache of the day found at 09:10:00

The track lead us up to the farm yard and then through a gate into a field. As we walked up the hill we passed a large tree in full blossom, what a lovely time spring is.


Found it SEE MY BABY JIVE (ROY WOOD ) GC50B09 Found it
6th cache of the day found at 09:24:00

It was a easy walk up the hill and then down the other side. It is starting to warm up a bit now too. I had to search a bit harder for this one and then we sat on the bridge to do the little puzzle to help us with the bonus.


Found it CAN THE CAN 1973(SUZI QUATRO ) GC50B10 Found it
7th cache of the day found at 09:28:00

We headed around the edge of the next field through some lovely Warwickshire countryside. As I hunted this one out, Pip jumped down into the stream for a drink. I wouldn’t have minded if she hadn’t refused the water I offered her at the last cache!!


Found it RUBBER BULLETS (10CC ) GC50B1G Found it
8th cache of the day found at 09:44:00

On the way to this one, we passed a cottage called “Gunpowder Cottage”. I stopped to take a photo and the lady owner came out and quizzed me on why I was taking a photo of her house. I explained that I thought the name of it was rather unusual and then she explained why it was named “Gunpowder Cottage”. It turned out that whilst the men were plotting to blow up the houses of parliament they hid out in barns near here and John Grant, lord of the manor of Northbrook, not far from here, supplied weapons and arms. The cottage is a barn conversion and although not one of the barns where they hid it tied in nicely with some local history.


Found it SKWEEZE ME PLEEZE ME (SLADE ) GC50B2A Found it
9th cache of the day found at 09:51:00

Not much further along the tarmac path after our history lessons to this one. A nice quick find.


Found it WELCOME HOME (PETERS + LEE ) GC50B32 Found it
10th cache of the day found at 09:58:00

We finished walking along the lane. It took me a couple of moments to spot this one buried amongst the brambles. I’m collecting the bits of co-ordinates as I go along and just hope they make sense at some point!


Found it IM THE LEADER OF THE GANG (I AM )GARRY GLITTER GC50B8B Found it
11th cache of the day found at 10:04:00

After a short road section we turned into a field with long wet grass. The scenery along here was lovely, the trees on the top of the hills stood up proud on a blue back drop and a carpet of green beneath.


Found it YOUNG LOVE (DONNY OSMOND ) GC50B9W Found it
12th cache of the day found at 10:12:00

We continued along the bottom of the field alongside the stream which was running with very clear water which Pip enjoyed.


Found it ANGEL FINGERS (WIZARD ) GC50BAB Found it
13th cache of the day found at 10:16:00

We passed the reservoir and continued through the field, it has turned into a blustery day but the sun was nice and warm.


Found it EYE LEVEL (SIMON PARK ORCHESTRA GC50BAV Found it
14th cache of the day found at 10:25:00

We crossed over the river at the last cache and I was pleased to see that the yellow rape seed crop was on the other side of the stream. Looking at the ground, I think that this would have been underwater a few weeks ago but has dried out nicely.


Found it DAYDREAMER (DAVID CASSIDY ) GC50BBE Found it
15th cache of the day found at 10:31:00

The path continued through the field and across another footbridge. The cache hidey hole provided a nice foot rest whilst I signed the log.


Found it I LOVE YOU LOVE ME (GARRY GLITTER ) GC50BBR Found it
16th cache of the day found at 10:36:00

We turned direction slightly and began the climb up the hill towards Wolverton.


Found it MERRY XMAS EVERYBODY (SLADE ) GC50BC3 Found it
17th cache of the day found at 10:50:00

It took quite some time to hunt this one out and after checking the logs and seeing all the DNF’s I was tempted not to bother with it. The only way to search in here was on my hands and knees and then found it after something just happened to catch my eye.


Found it YOU WONT FIND ANOTHER FOOL LIKE ME (NEW SEEKERS ) GC50BCD Found it
18th cache of the day found at 10:56:00

We walked through Wolverton passing some nice houses to reach GZ. Nice quick find.


Found it TIGER FEET (MUD ) GC50BCN Found it
19th cache of the day found at 11:02:00

There was a narrow path alongside the road which was handy, as we left Wolverton we could hear the church bells behind us calling for the parishioners I assume.


Didn't find it DEVIL GATE DRIVE (SUZIE QUATRO ) GC50BD1 Didn’t find it

After a good hunt I had to reluctantly let this one go as a dnf.


Found it JEALOUS MINDS (ALVIN STARDUST ) GC50BDF Found it
20th cache of the day found at 11:18:00

I sat down on the bench and put all the clues together, it all looked to make sense but I still needed one more clue to complete it.


Found it BILLY DONT BE A HERO (PAPER LACE ) GC50BFE Found it
21st cache of the day found at 11:30:00

We changed direction again and headed up hill on the path alongside the hill. Another quick find alongside the road.


Found it SEASONS IN THE SUN (TERRY JACKS ) GC50BG0 Found it
22nd cache of the day found at 11:39:00

It was a pleasant walk alongside the road passing a nice thatched cottage. We then headed into the field along and along a little footpath that lead to GZ.


Found it WATERLOO (BONUS CACHE ) GC50AVR Found it
23rd cache of the day found at 11:48:00

Having collected all the clues I typed them into the GPS and the location looked a possibilities so headed off to find it. I searched several places before finding the cache about 36 foot away from the co-ords so I must have gone wrong somewhere but it got me close enough.


Found it SUGAR BABY LOVE (THE RUBETTS ) GC50BGR Found it
24th cache of the day found at 11:52:00

We walked down the edge of the field, the crops were growing nicely. A quick find.


Found it ALWAYS YOURS (GARY GLITTER ) GC50BHV Found it
25th cache of the day found at 11:58:00

A short walk down the road and then we were back onto the footpaths. Another quick find.


Found it ROCK YOUR BABY (GEORGE MC CRAY ) GC50BJQ Found it
26th cache of the day found at 12:07:00

After the previous DNFs on this cache I was surprised to find it straight away but then as I unwound the log sheet I could see from the absence of signatures that this was a replacement cache. Pip sat outside whilst I fiddled with the log sheet and some children appeared outside but fortunately didn’t hang about too long. The last one of a really excellent series set in some wonderful countryside. There were only a few stiles, all easy for Pip. No livestock to worry about so that was a plus. I liked the tabs for the clues in the caches, it made it easy to know which ones had the clues. We passed a nice pub at the end of the walk for those who like a reward at the end. The weather was beautiful too. Another great Marrowbone series and definitely one on my recommended list. A fav point for the series as a whole.

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