Top Cache - Winner of a Top Cache award from Amberel


D/T Rating Puzzle Info
5/1 Ale Trail - A Taste of History A mega-trail around the City of London picking up clues from historic pubs. There are 15 stages so plan for several visits. Luckily good beer is to be had in many of the establishments!! This puzzle took the most time and effort to construct, so I was very proud to win Amberel's award this year.


Puzzles


D/T Rating Puzzle Info
4/2 Your GCHQ Needs You! Geocaching HQ need some new recruits - are you up to their mental challenge?
2.5/1.5 Bridge the Gap Fairly simple puzzle that was complicated somewhat when I published it with an incorrect card clue! (now corrected)... Don't let that put you off - grab a pack of cards or print out from the examples attached.
2.5/1.5 I don't believe it! I thought this was one of my easiest puzzles ? If you are getting stuck then you've probably fallen into one of the elephant traps!
3/1.5 Extra! Extra! Read All About It! A nice little puzzle that will practice your googling skills. Note the coordinate adjustment after you have checked your answer.
2.5/1 X spots the marks Second, and easiest, in a mini series I started where the puzzle is hidden on the cache page...
3/1.5 nauts and crosses First in a mini series I started where the puzzle is hidden on the cache page... Tbh probably a bit harder than a 3.
5/1.5 8 minutes, and counting... A big, multi-layered puzzle that should keep you entertained for many a night. It has various checkers so you can see you're heading in the right direction. Extra hints can be provided if you undertake the journey !!
2.5/2 GOING UNDERGROUND A history type puzzle on the London Underground - the third in a mini series on this theme.
3.5/2 FISH THE MIND The second in a mini series - and the hardest.
4/1.5 brooms A difficult puzzle with layers to work through and some Vigenere to decode. Originally had an innovative cache container but sadly that was mugged so now just a micro.
2.5/2 MIND THE FISH First in a mini series. Have fun identifying the cryptic clues to London Underground stations.
3.5/3 Stairway to Heaven Puzzle about a stairway - does it exist ? (Cache repositioned so actually just a Terrain = 2 now)
3/1.5 The Nap Hill History Conspiracy? Inspired by IceColdUk's fun and educational "Knaphill History Lessons". The puzzle has several elements - be prepared to be cutting little windows in a piece of card.
3/1.5 "Lay", says passer A fairly straightforward puzzle that could be really difficult. In actual fact the answer could be lying around your houseā€¦
3/1.5 Musical Morsels Can you identify the snippets of music and work out the numbers?
3/1 A Christmas Carol My first ever Xmas cache. Supposed to be easy but it went 816 days before Mario resuscitated it. I have just amended the puzzle text to make getting started easier.
5/2 Physics My favourite type of puzzle - a history puzzle. Complicated decode - reach out if you get stuck.
2/2 Intense Happiness A nice easy puzzle with humorous sound bites.
3.5/2 I'm parched, 'Arry Another musical puzzle that should be great fun to solve, as you must play the instruments!. Originally included a solve-in-the-field component, but more straightforward now.
4/2.5 Williams Invisible Ale House The original version of this puzzle was very difficult. Later changes have made it much easier, although it still involves a solve-in-the-field ending. Inspired by, but totally different to, my mate ColinCactus's "Edwards Invisible Sundial". Note: I also have another "Invisible" puzzle in London.
3.5/1 Goodness Gracious Me! Another History style puzzle. Beware - Gangsters!
2.5/1.5 The Humble Hero This one gets lots of favourite points and isn't too tricky.
4.5/1.5 SWALK As the rating suggests, a very tricky puzzle, possibly my hardest. There are a few clues on the cache page to help.
3/1.5 Amen Corner A "find the image" style of puzzle. One of my best cache containers if you solve it.
2.5/1.5 Welease Woger! Eight minutes of glorious comedy - should be reasonably obvious what you need to do next.
3/1.5 Release the Kraken! 12 picture clues to 12 films - can you identify them?
4.5/2.5 'X' Marks the Spot XIV: A!B My tribute to the superb XMTS series of puzzles started by Purple Pineapple way back in 2006. It also uses the same twist as my London cache A!B.
2.5/1.5 In memory of a camel A fairly simple puzzle (I promise) that used to be a bit harder as the final smiley was hidden.
4/4 Mirror Mirror Star Trek and tree climbing - quite a long but nice walk from the car park. Not high - no equipment needed.
3/2 The Pewley Brothers A music-word-square puzzle. The final decode was not as neat as I would have liked.
3.5/2 Close-up A puzzle where you need to explore the main/high streets of historic Guildford and try to find the items in the picture clues. Cache is someway out of town.



Challenge Caches


D/T Rating Challenge Info
5/5 The I'm Gary Honey Chalenge Cache Find 40 proper puzzles in 1 day - without just using circuits, (just like Gary did!)
5/5 The Loadsamoney Bonus Challenge Cache - Oi Monkey! 500 Bonus Points - from caches with "bonus" in the cache name. (A Monkey is slang for 500)
3.5/1.5 The Loadsamoney Bonus Challenge Cache - Ton Up 100 Bonus Points - from caches with "bonus" in the cache name. (A Ton is slang for 100)
2/1.5 The Loadsamoney Bonus Challenge Cache - Pony Up 25 Bonus Points - from caches with "bonus" in the cache name. (A Ton is slang for 25)
4.5/4.5 Forty Sortie (Challenge Cache) Originally my wife Allo Vera's cache. Find 40 puzzles in one day - simples. Easier than the Gary Honey version, mainly because there are so many puzzle circuits these days.


My London Puzzles


D/T Rating Puzzle Info
5/1 Ale Trail - A Taste of History A mega-trail around the City of London picking up clues from historic pubs. There are 15 stages so plan for several visits. Luckily good beer is to be had in many of the establishments!! This puzzle took the most time and effort to construct, so I was very proud to win Amberel's award this year.
4/1 A!B A pretty tricky puzzle based on my A!B "puzzle-method". Added an extra picture clue that should help. More London history.
3/1.5 Edwards Invisible Cross The first of my Invisible puzzles. Some fantastic London history to be discovered in the City.
4/1.5 Heavenly Sounds Work out the composer. Walk around central London and uncover some of it's musical history. Final cache is now not central but further West.


Multi's


D/T Rating Cache Info
2.5/2.5 Bronze Age Barrows Explore an ancient part of Woking history. Good parking at the coords. Nice woodland walk.