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My blog nick-name is SIR HUGH. I'm not from the aristocracy - my middle name is Hugh which relates to the list of 282 hills in Scotland compiled by Sir Hugh Munro in 1891. I climbed my last one (Sgurr Mor) on 28th June 2009


Sunday, 21 February 2010

61 - Competition puzzle resolved,Geocaching, and proper walking

I have now had a reply from the Ordnance Survey about the object attached to one of their trig points (see my posts 57 & 58).

Thank you for your email

I have had confirmation that this is an orienteering punch.
However this 'addition' is nothing to do with Ordnance Survey and it is
likely we would have to remove it should we (or any other surveyor) wish
to set equipment on the Trig Pillar.
Thank you for informing us however there is no further information we
can give.

Kind regards

Lesley Flood
Customer Service Adviser
Customer Service Centre, Ordnance Survey
Room C454, Romsey Road, SOUTHAMPTON, United Kingdom, SO16 4GU
Phone: +44 (0) 8456 05 05 05
Fax: +44 (0) 23 8079 2615
I wouldn't want to carry many of those things around in my rucksack if I was an orienteering marshall.
This  pursuit is becoming  addictive. You may notice the  logo on my blog which  automatically records the number of caches I have visited  after I have recorded them on the Geocache site. So far I have found sixteen, one of which required two visits due to my ignorance of the affairs of the band called Oasis and something to do with "Wunderwall", knowledge of which was required to interpret the clue about the location. The solution was gleaned from my daughter Jill who was appalled and amused at this gap in my education, and I was forced to listen to the song! Looking at profiles of other geocachers I see some who have found several thousand caches!

Here are some Geocache pics:



In the last couple of days I  printed off sheets from Memory Map with the route marked  for my proposed walk from Lowestoft to St Bees Head which I intend to do after walking in France during May and June. The print off runs to fifty three pages of A4, and this gives some enlargement of the 1:50000 map. I will probably post half of these ahead to save weight, although they are not too heavy, and certainly much better than carrying all the maps.


Roderick Robinson said...

The attractions of rural geocaching are fairly obvious: providing purpose to what would otherwise be a walk. But urban geocaching is more fascinating. How near to Nelson's Column might you cache? And then there's the ultimate: to cache a human being, preferably a wretched celebrity.

Sir Hugh said...

BB - The nearest cache to Nelson's Column I can find is a few meters up The Strand from the Trafalgar Square end, so it is probably two or three hundred yards from Nelson's C. This would be fairly easy to beat with a bit of ingenuity - don't tell High Horse!

There are a couple of "virtual" caches, one starting a trail from information gleaned in Trafalgar Square, and the second is similar using information gleaned from paintings the Renaissance Painting section of The National Gallery.

Caching a celebrity would I think need that person's cooperation. It would be best to pick a rising, or declining celebrity who was prepared to put up with the bother in order to climb higher up the ladder of stardom - the types who would go for The Big Brother experience perhaps.