Favourite geocaches: West Sussex

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 WEST SUSSEX

The ????? I – GC2D9JA by Resetti *Found on: 17/08/14*

Difficulty 2.5 – Terrain 3.5

Cache Type: Traditional

*Write-up to follow.*

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01 Horror Hike – GC36A01 to 13 Horror Hike – GC36A1R by SuperDougie [whole series] *Found on: 31/10/13*

All: Difficulty 2 – Terrain 2

All: Cache Type: Traditional

I’ve gone into a bit more detail about this one in an earlier blog but I wanted to say that I ended up giving this whole series favourite points because of the creativity of the caches. It’s also a well maintained series which is always a bonus! The cache contents were pretty good too with lots of apt spooky items, perfect for the geokids! See more about this series in my earlier blog post “How to survive a ‘Horror Hike“.

Horror Hike cache container

Horror Hike cache container

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CC12 Chidham Chase – Church Micro 2225…Chidham – GC36P7A by mellers *Found on: 16/10/14*

Difficulty 2 – Terrain 1.5

Cache Type: Multi-cache 

A few quirky stages to this multi-cache led to us leaving a favourite point here. Cute little Church too. All part of a longer walk which ended in disaster see the post “The day the cows showed us who’s boss!“…

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CC14 Chidham Chase – Bonus Nano – GC36P7J by mellers *Found on: 16/10/14*

Difficulty 4 – Terrain 1.5

Cache Type: Unknown (Puzzle/Mystery) 

We nearly missed this one because we didn’t have two of the digits needed for its final coordinates but we managed to make an educated guess which turned out to be correct. On arrival we were both looking in the wrong place for ages before we suddenly had a new way of thinking and located the little blighter. Great final for a lovely walk. See more about our day over at the post “The day the cows showed us who’s boss!“.

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Church Micro #1988 – St Mary’s, Sullington – GC30VK1 by redirected male *Found on: 16/02/13* [Archived 04/06/14] 

Difficulty 1.5 – Terrain 2

Cache Type: Traditional

Having decided that we wanted an adventure a little further afield we spotted a decent circular walk in Sullington and took the drive South for the day. We parked up near the Church of St Mary’s but decided to save it for picking up on our return which actually turned out to be the perfect plan…

Our route took us around 18 caches, including the bonus, before we headed back to the Church to find the cache.

St Mary’s Church sits next to a beautiful old yew tree and the place oozes character from every corner. The yew is the last to remain, after several storms have battered the area over the past few years, and it’s estimated to have been growing since the 9th century and stands proudly next to the cute little Church of St Mary’s.

As we arrived after our long walk so did someone with keys for the Church! Spotting us looking around the area for the cache and despite us having very muddy boots she asked if we’d like to have a look around inside. Eager to have a peek I took my boots off and padded around in my socks admiring the effigy of a knight, believed to have been a crusader, and several other breathtaking monuments. For such a tiny Church it really packs in the wow factor!

We thanked the lady, found the cache and returned to the car pleased to have had the opportunity to marvel at the Church’s wonders.

If you get the chance it is definitely worth a visit, for more information have a look here.

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En Vacance – GC15Z0C by mikelevett *Found on: 08/11/15*

Difficulty 3 – Terrain 1.5

Cache Type: Puzzle (Unknown/Mystery)

*Write-up to follow.*

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Hove Beach Huts – GC2JZ0J by patch_the_cat *Found on: 11/03/14*

Difficulty 3 – Terrain 1

Cache Type: Traditional

For more information about this tricky cache have a look at “A Geocaching Church Micro mission in Brighton and Hove“.

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Lobsters For Lunch (Second course) – GC4CQC0 by Crazywildboar *Found on: 08/11/15*

Difficulty 3.5 – Terrain 1.5

Cache Type: Traditional

*Write-up to follow.*

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SH Bonus – Sullington Heights – GC312A3 by redirected male *Found on: 16/02/13* [Archived 04/06/14]

Difficulty 1.5 – Terrain 2

Cache Type: Unknown (Puzzle/Mystery)

Scroll up the page to “Church Micro #1988 – St Mary’s Sullington” for more information on our lovely day out around Sullington Heights.

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Shoreham Fort – GC3F89M by maths man *Found on: 25/11/12*

Difficulty 1.5 – Terrain 2.5

Cache Type: Traditional

For more information about this great little cache have a look at “A Geocaching Church Micro mission in Brighton and Hove“.

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Subterranean Adventure – GC372VC by Al 7365 *Found on: 01/11/14*

Difficulty 3 – Terrain 4

Cache Type: Puzzle (Unknown, mystery)

We had so much fun finding this cache, a real adventure and a bit of a challenge. Read more about this one over at the post…”Exploring a secret subterranean bunker somewhere in Sussex…“.

Subterranean Adventure

Subterranean Adventure

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Red 13 Bonus – Sussex Olympics Rings – GC3HWVZ by Sussex Olympics Rings Team *Found on: 04/08/13*

Difficulty 2 – Terrain 1.5

Cache Type: Unknown (Puzzle/Mystery)

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Sussex Olympic Rings – Gold Medal Cache – GC3KF4H by Sussex Olympics Rings Team *Found on: 04/08/13*

Difficulty 5 – Terrain 3

Cache Type: Unknown (Puzzle/Mystery)

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Sussex Olympic Rings – Silver Medal Cache – GC3KF44 by Sussex Olympics Rings Team *Found on: 04/08/13*

Difficulty 4.5 – Terrain 3

Cache Type: Unknown (Puzzle/Mystery)

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Underneath the Arches – GC1632X by Flatcoat Walker *Found on: 04/08/13*

Difficulty 1 – Terrain 1.5

Cache Type: Multi-cache

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Yellow 08 – Sussex Olympic Rings – GC3JADC by Sussex Olympics Rings Team *Found on: 04/08/13*

Difficulty 2.5 – Terrain 1.5

Cache Type: Unknown (Puzzle/Mystery)

To check out our ridiculous day of caching around the Sussex Olympic Rings Geocaching Series have a look at my earlier blog post “A Geocaching ‘MzAdventure’ of Olympic proportions“! :) I highlighted this particular cache on the circuit because I really enjoyed the puzzle, it was something new and had a good twist to it.

*I’ve added the “Underneath the Arches” Geocache into this little section as we picked it up on our way round the Sussex Olympic Rings and it’s in a fantastic location!*

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TC#34 – Who’s That Girl? – GC547QK by Sallilas-HarrisClan *Found on: 26/09/15*

Difficulty 1.5 – Terrain 2

Cache Type: Unknown (Puzzle/Mystery)

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TC#35 – Animal Attraction – GC547YN by Sallilas-HarrisClan *Found on: 26/09/15*

Difficulty 3 – Terrain 3.5

Cache Type: Unknown (Puzzle/Mystery) 

*Write-up to follow.*

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TT30 – Tottington Totter – GC46QN4 by lost! *Found on: 07/03/15*

Difficulty 1.5 – Terrain 2

Cache Type: Traditional

*Write-up to follow.*

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

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