Heading North towards Millbank Wood I located what I thought would be a cache of the correct size just as the wood ends but alas it was a number of centimetres too small. When planning my routes I always look for geocaches which are marked as large in size as there is a better chance of fitting a cd into them. Nonetheless I signed it and moved on, picking up a number of micro-caches on the hill for fun as I headed up towards Ditchling Beacon.
Once on the top of the Downs I turned East towards Lewes and with the intention of heading down towards Plumpton where I’d never been. I had marked what I thought were some optimum sized caches around the area and wanted to check them out. I walked on until I was in sight of the cliffs of Lewes and dropped the first cd in a nicely located cache hidden in some trees, swapping the disk for a badge with a witch on it. Nice.
Next I headed down the hill towards what I thought would be Plumpton but overshot it somewhat, necessitating the need for a little backtrack to the West. Eventually ending up near Shepherd’s Cottage, I crossed the road and followed a track beside some very diseased looking sweetcorn towards Warnigore House and on into Warnigore Wood where I dropped the second of three cds.
Warningore Wood is filled with pheasants which are very easily spooked. It is also full of tracks which are private. The combination of the two got me into a slight bit of trouble as I followed a few down a track only to be stopped by a farmer and questioned as to my origin. He moved me on (rightly so, despite the fact that I wasn’t aware I was trespassing) and in my efforts to find the last cache I would visit that day realised I had done a u-turn, passing a very pretty and secluded lake, near which the last cd was dropped.
After that I headed back towards the main road and walked up Mount Harry and on towards Lewes, by the old racecourse, (stopping to take the photos of the pylons featured on the first page of this site) and arriving about 7ish just as the rain was beginning to kick off.