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 Log entries Bartlow Hills (Historic site)    {{found}} 4x {{not_found}} 0x {{log_note}} 0x  

4144 2017-07-28 15:46 Clive8 (user activity1) - Found it

Nice sized container. Nice easy find. Tftc.

2344 2012-06-17 15:30 nick_h_nz (user activity16) - Found it

We came to this cache by way of the nearby TC, a route I can highly recommend. Parking is easy by the church, and it is a nice walk to the barrows from there, passing over the old railway. This is the first time I have been to the barrows, and it is amazing how they are virtually unknown, and therefore unvisited. I first saw this cache when I was looking at NC many moons ago, and was pleased to see it was cross-listed on OC. To be honest, I didn't realise it was also on GS until now.  In one sense this is good, as it will be sure to bring more people to this hidden gem, but in another, I feel it is a shame as what an awesome cache this would be if it were unique to this site? TFTC - we loved it! Smile

23 2009-08-13 00:00 Amberel (user activity540) - Found it

Logged on 25/08/2009 after visiting the cache earlier this month.

As I arrived, a family group was coming back to their car, so I visited the Hills first. An amazing sight, words can't really convey the scale of these things. Regrettably the steps are broken, and while it would have been easy for a geocacher to negotiate them, or to climb the barrow by other means, I felt this would have been unsympathetic to the site. While I was therefore unable to see them from the top, they were pretty impressive from the bottom.

I then made my way back to the cache location, where the cache was lying in pretty much full view. Now that I knew where it was, something that happened earlier then made sense - some of the children in the family group I saw at the start had shouted "let's go and look at it", and they had gone to where I now knew to be the location of the cache.

Despite being in the open, the cache had not been vandalised. I tried to repair the broken catch, but suspect my repair won't last long. I also hid it rather better than before, but it's still only rather delicate stick-o-flage and leaves.

Thanks for bringing me to a very interesting place, I really enjoyed this one.

Rgds, Andy

1759 2007-12-06 12:00 geotrowel (user activity2) - Found it

I'd been here before on a Colchester Archaeological Trust trip… absolutely fascinating place. Had the same problem that I experienced the last time I was here; Gerti Vo (at least I think that's her name), my constant companion, prevented me from getting to the top of the barrow. It's a real pain, especially when you've got the interest in Roman history that I have!

Anyway, after easing myself down the wooden steps, I endeavoured to locate the cache… it took me quite some time, I have to say! It wasn't totally covered and it was still virtually invisible. The top wasn't locked, but the contents were still dry… good old ammo boxes!

Many thanks for a brilliant cache!