All of these Geocaches were found within the area of High Cross, just off the A5 near Hinckley in Leicestershire. This has been our favourite place for Geocaching over the winter with some great circular walks and caches. I would recommend the High Cross area for anybody starting out Geocaching as it provides a great introduction to the sport. We have spent several weeks in the area however most of the caches could be covered in a weekend.
|Geocaching at High Cross, Leicestershire|
The first unusual cache I am going to share is this rock. It is the left most of the two in the centre of the picture and looked so realistic! The fake rock is hollow and neatly holds the log book within a small container. This cache had us stumped for quite a while until I picked the rock up and it rattled!
|Geocache disguised as a rock|
This next cache is also clever. The cache itself is a small tube that has been inserted into a hole drilled into the end of a wooden stick. At one point I actually had my hand on the stick and moved it out of the way. My son then picked it up and said ‘what’s this’? It just goes to show that you need to check everything!
|Geocache disguised as a wooden stick|
This next cache was hidden inside a squeaky pig! I have never had so much fun squeaking a Geocache ‘oink oink’ and I am sure will not see another one like this again!
|A pig Geocache!|
This Geocache is very clever. It appears to be a metal bolt however the top unscrews and contained inside is the paper log book. This was hidden behind a park bench and was magnetic so it did not look out of place at all.
|Geocache disguised as a metal bolt|
Equally as clever was this Geocache tap! The tap had been swallowed by the tree and the Geocache container was actually a small length of copper piping leading to the tap.
And here is another wooden log Geocache container. It doesn’t look so convincing when held up like this but lying on the grassy floor could be easily missed!
|Geocache wooden container|
... Finally our most unusually Geocache discovered to date. The clue pointed us to a tool that we needed to use to extract the cache. This tool was actually an empty container and since it was adjacent to a stream we pretty much knew what to look for. The cache itself was contained within this tube which we had to fill to float it to the surface.
|Geocache water in the tube challenge|
I hope you enjoyed my collection of unusual Geocaches and I am sure there will be more to come. I would love to know what clever and unusual Geocaches you have found.