Log entries Bartlow Hills (Historic site) 4x 0x 0x
2017-07-28 15:46 Clive8 (1) - Found it
2012-06-17 15:30 nick_h_nz (16) - Found it
2009-08-13 00:00 Amberel (514) - 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.
2007-12-06 12:00 geotrowel (2) - 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!