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NOTTINGHAMPSHIRE-HAYWOOD OAKS-HERO OF SHERWOOD,SK.608.547, OS Landranger Sheet 120. It is hard to see coming from the S but the entrance is on the right just after the pedestrian sign & just before the Forestry Cottages (I think that is what they said). Be aware that the sign said they closed the gates at 7pm when I was there & they DO have a gate. Park & head down the trail through the fern forest. There are a number of side paths but stay on the main path, passing the large old oaks (the ones I suspect give this place its name). Turn left on the wide path & take it to an intersection with a big oak ahead of you. Now turn around & look for a multi-trunk birch tree. Box is at the base at the back under a couple rocks. Continue on the left/uphill trail & when you see the buildings take the left through the woods to the car park.
SCOTLAND-EDINBURGH-DESTINY,NT.25.73, OS Landranger Sheet 66. After visiting the Edinburgh Castle & seeing the Stone of Scone (aka Stone of Destiny) you can seek YOUR destiny by heading down to the park area right at the base of Castle Hill between the Castle & the railroad tracks. Wander around until you can see old ruins that are downhill from some steps. On RHS (when heading down) of the ‘correct’ steps there are two tiers of a side wall. Sit on the lower tier looking towards the Princes Street Gardens across the tracks. Reach to your right behind the upper wall section behind & at the base of the tree you will find a capstone. Lift it to find your Destiny be careful not to move the second rock which is behind it & is to keep it from falling down the hill. It is a long reach so you MIGHT have to hop the wall or come from above but be very careful if you need to do this since it is a lot harder to be stealthy doing this.
WARWICKSHIRE-STRATFORD-UPON-AVON-BARD's TALE,SP.206.550, OS Landranger Sheet 151. From car park take the path over the canal & towards the Avon continue along the footpath & over a second bridge. Soon you will come to an open field on the left & an elevated bridge ahead on the right that does not come to where you are at. At this point turn left along the edge of the field until you come to yet another bridge. The left turn is just after a small 20’ section of woods. Head due N from the bridge to the tree & the box is in a small hole under rocks at the front.
A REGULAR MONTHLY GET-TOGETHER
All letterboxers are welcome to the Plymouth Get-together at the Woodland Fort Crownhill Road Honicknowle Plymouth, grid reference SX.470.593. The meet takes place every third Wednesday in the month, from 7:30pm onwards.
There is a new stamp to collect each month.
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We, the Dartmoor Bounders are interested in walking & hiking into wild and remote areas, enjoying the solitude and tranquillity this offers. An added incentive is the collecting of letterboxes which combines the hunting and gathering instincts to our hobby.