|Geocaching aound Baddesley Ensor|
Ok, firstly for the negatives. There was an awful lot of dog mess about and all of it was right in the middle of the footpaths too, what is it with people? We were forever warning our son to be careful which made the walk a lot less enjoyable than it could have been. Also quite a lot of rubbish too, what should have been a lovely area was spoilt really and I had the impression that the walks were not very well maintained. Once upon a time the view from the area would have been wonderful but now a huge industrial park (Birch Coppice) has taken over and is a real blight on the landscape.
|Footpaths around Baddesley Ensor|
Quickly onto the positives! The owner of the Geocaches had made the effort to detail the history of the area. That is something I really love about Geocaching; most caches that are placed are in areas that mean something to the owners and in this case the owners had lived in the area of Baddesley Ensor and wanted to share the history. If you ignored the stain of Birch Coppice industrial park, there are some nice views; this one looking over a freshly ploughed field particularly got my attention (this is looking in the opposite direction to the Industrial park.
|Baddesley Ensor - Near to Birch Coppice industrial park|
We came across some unusual sights on our walk; we have seen this one quite often whilst Geocaching and that is a pointless stile (i.e. the hedge or fence has been removed leaving the stile all on its own). Every time we come across something like this we are always tempted to still climb over it!
|Pointless country stile|
Then there was this Graveyard, but no church and in the middle of nowhere (surrounded by fields). I bet this place is a bit creepy at night!
|Baddesley Ensor graveyard|
So that was our ramble around Baddesley Ensor, there was nothing really to show you regarding the caches themselves but we will be back to finish the other walks in the area at some point.