Favourite geocaches: London – South West

Awarding our Geocaching favourite points: Where? Which? Why?

Sometimes we award favourite points for the memories attached to finding a cache, other times it’s for the creativity of the containers, and then there’s also the points for location…for taking us to a different place that we wouldn’t have otherwise known about. 🙂

A special mention has to be given to the fiendish puzzle caches which we award favourite points to for the time and effort that goes into putting them together – especially if there’s a great container at the end!!

Please let me know if there are any great caches that we should check out in your area as this list is by no means extensive – and we’re always up for a road trip!

OUR FAVOURITE GEOCACHES IN LONDON – SOUTH WEST

A rotten end – GC1Y43F by brewbryan adopted by bevroutley *Found on: 15/10/15*

Difficulty 1.5 – Terrain 2

Cache Type: Traditional

*Write-up to follow.*

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Carry On Jack – GC36V1D by bevroutley *Found on: 17/11/12*

Difficulty 1.5 – Terrain 1.5

Cache Type: Traditional

This is one of a series based on….you guessed it….the Carry On films. Brilliant, budget British comedy at its best, the films are twee, tantalising, titillating and tremendous with a top cast to boot, if you’ve never seen one where have you been?!

I’ve highlighted this cache from the series because of its interesting container…it took us quite a while to locate as it was the first one we’d seen of this type…in fact we haven’t seen many others of this variety in the area so it definitely deserves a special mention!

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Carshalton’s occasional water features – GC4ZRDP by footsore & weary *Found on: 08/04/14*

Difficulty 2.5 – Terrain 2

Cache Type: Earthcache

*Write-up to follow.*

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England’s Geocaching Shrine! – GC29W7J by goldpot *Found on: 27/03/13*

Difficulty 1.5 – Terrain 2

Cache Type: Multi-cache

This relatively easy multi led us to the spot where England’s first Geocache, GC4E, was placed! It’s in kind of a strange spot but I guess at the time they never knew how big Geocaching was going to get! The plaque was placed by kind permission, and under the guidance of Thames Water Community & Recreation Services in cooperation with Royal Kingston Council Leisure and Culture. Worth going to if you fancy getting all holy about it! 😉

A photo of the plaque to commemorate the location of England's first Geocache.

England’s Geocaching Shrine

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In the eye of the camera – GC40QF7 by filip0402 *Found on: 11/12/12*

Difficulty 2 – Terrain 1.5

Cache Type: Traditional

*Write-up to follow.*

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Richmond Gated – Hardy Har Har – GC2178K by Ranger Smith *Found on: 10/04/14*

Difficulty 1.5 – Terrain 1.5

Cache Type: Traditional

*Write-up to follow.*

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Wimbledon Park – Home Park Gate – GC3Y67Y by alboyiscool *Found on: 11/05/13*

Difficulty 5 – Terrain 2

Cache Type: Traditional

*Write-up to follow.*

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Woodlands Gardens Walk – GC40JJD by lesandjohn *Found on: 16/04/13*

Difficulty 2 – Terrain 1.5

Cache Type: Multi-cache

Located in the beautiful Bushy Park – the second largest of London’s Royal Parks, this superb multi-cache highlights some of the key features of the park, and with an entrance facing Hampton Court Palace it can be combined with a informative day out to see where Henry VIII once lived! I’m a big fan of this cache not only because I live very close to it but because it took me around an area of the park that I’d never been in :) Isn’t that one of the highlights of Geocaching? To be taken off the beaten trail a little? :)

Bushy Park in the Spring

Me on our springtime bike/stroll around Bushy Park

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For more information on our top-rated caches check out the favourite geocaches category!

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