News & New Caches 30

A few new caches to keep everyone busy over the weekend plus some updates from Mega Events.

GC9VJ1P HMS Thetis memorial by Glaslyn1 Traditional D1.5/T1.5
GC9VM36 Courtney’s Beach by bikerchick252 Traditional D2/T2
GC9VHJ8 Welcome to Tregarth/crosoe i Tregarth by cailbows22 Traditional D1.5/T
GC9VCWQ Rockys by NOISY_ShortShot Traditional D2/T2

This weeks also sees an another addition to the Ratgoed Trail, one of three trails around the slate workings at Aberllefenni.
GC9V2TZ Ratgoed Trail 9 by Oldquincepie Traditional D1.5/T2

Beginning of Signals Second Labyrinth Souvenirs

Monday 6th June sees the start of the second labyrinth challenge. Signal has now escaped the Enchanted Forest and is lost in a swamp. Like the first labyrinth challenge there are two souvenirs available and two months to accumulate the required points. You must collect 50 points to earn the first souvenir and 500 points to earn the second souvenir. The special bonus items, magic potions, are worth 50 points. Every time you log a geocache, you will have a chance of finding one. If you go geocaching with a group of people, there’s a chance that one member of the group might find an item at a cache, but others don’t. Is this fair?

Here are the point values for the swamp labyrinth:

Found an Adventure Lab Cache (Adventure Location)5
Found a cache with 10+ Favorite points25
Found a Letterbox Hybrid30
Found a Mystery Cache25
Attended any Event20
Found a Signal’s Labyrinth item50
Found it*15

*Log a Found it on any other cache type
The maximum number of points you can earn for any cache log is 80 points

West Midlands Mega 2022

The West Midlands Mega team have an announced that unfortunately it’s going to have to charge £5 for all adult visitors on Mega day. Children under 18 will get free entry when accompanied by an adult.

This does not include campers, they will get free entry for every person registered as being on site.

There will be stalls of various vendors, trade stands and other Geocaching related activities in the Racecourse Grandstand Exhibition Hall, plus a plethora of new caches in the local area, including some Adventure Lab caches.

A special guest appearance of Signal The Frog will take place on Mega Day!

All the side events for the week have now been published:

GC8NNDF The Imp Takes a Leek
GC9MDXF A warm welcome to you all
GC9MDXM Churnet Valley Railway
GC9MDXR An evening at the Races
GC9MDXT Mined How You Go!
GC9MDXX We want your Brains!
GC9MDXZ Birmingham, Life in the City
GC9MDY2 Marchington, Life in the Country
GC9MDY5 Christmas Party!
GC9MDY6 Teddy Bear’s Picnic
GC9MDY8 Send in the Clowns!
GC9MDYC Tonight I’m gonna party, like it’s 1999!
GC9NVQX It’s a ’Mega’ Community Celebration Event
GC9MDYF Captain Ridley’s Shooting Party
GC9MDYT Auction and Farewell Party
GC9MDYN Bap, Brew and Beggar Off

Mega Event London Calling 2023

We are giving you plenty of notice for this one, this could be your first diary entry for 2023. Looking for an excuse to visit London? This event could be it. What can you expect from London Calling 2023? A grand venue, fun and interactive lab caches, plenty of vendors, lots of fun, friendship and hopefully a few surprises along the way. 

GC9MAXX London Calling 2023 by London Calling Mega Event D1/T1
Date: 29th April 2023
Time: 11am-4pm
Where: St. Mary’s Church, Marylebone, London

The Gog. Gwynedd Trail

It has been pointed out to me that my original date for attempting this series was the day after the Ale Trail and that some local geocachers might be too hungover……… So the new date is 19th June, for more details contact us.