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Robert and Sue Whale
The Cookham Dean Challenge

Starter Clues

Q 1Sneaky un-real ale?
Unlikely she'd have it on sale
Q 2Those who failed the Duck Soup audition
Here get some measure of recognition
Q 3Maybe one who refuses to roar?
He's welcome to drink here, that is for sure
Spare ALocal hazard light?
A core requirement at night

Stage 1

Turn left out of pub and along road. Bear left on reaching war memorial. Stage ends at footpath signposts.

Q 4Pathe-tic news item
Q 5Did the battle with the Hun
Have a few more months to run?
Q 6Respected chap from the NT
Is active gastronomically

Stage 2

Keep ahead along gravel path and bear left downhill when path splits. Veer to right on reaching overgrown grassy triangle at bottom. Cross lane and go straight up public footpath. On reaching road, cross over and go straight ahead up Job's Lane. Stage ends at top of lane.

Q 7Site for attractive female scan
The resting-place of a ukelele man
Q 8The historical figures are telling
It's such a capacious dwelling
Q 9As described, but split twofold
And adding up to... what, all told?
Q 10A musical hybrid, one supposes
Not a stone maiden but ___ ___

Stage 3

Turn right and follow road until reaching car parking area on left with fine view. Now leave car park area by turning back left along footpath for 25 yards past electricity sub-station. Go right at gravel path then ahead down path to right of Rivendell. Continue with wall (and later wire fence) on left and trees on right. At fork ignore upward path to the left and keep on lower level. Eventually path rises a little to reach road, where stage ends.

Q 11One of the West End's features here
But The Mousetrap's opening is cancelled, it's clear
Q 12Don't let it spoil
Use pencil oil
Q 13A fragment of keepsake held back
Ensures you stay on the main track

Stage 4

Go through gap on left, across road then up sloping path at Woodland Trust sign. After about 10 yards go right up slope, passing old wooden bench on left. Follow path to the left of tall tree, then through wood for some way, with the path for a time running vaguely parallel to the road you just crossed. Eventually path descends quite steeply. Keep ahead until reaching major junction of paths with bridleway, byway and footpath signs, where stage ends.

Q 14It's primarily making Jay-Z be
An affectionately remembered dedicatee
Q 15Mounds of soft stuff you'll spot
Trunk upturned, may produce... what?

Stage 5

Turn sharp left up slope following ROAD USED AS PUBLIC PATH sign with blue arrow. Keep ahead on this uphill path. At next set of signposts, ignore a slightly steeper path ahead to right and keep ahead on path which bears slightly to left, finally exiting wood (hurray!) via wooden gate. Go straight ahead along lane with properties to the left and right. Stage ends at junction with road.

Q 16A suggestion for you
Of what Ronseal may do?
Q 17More than a master in his chosen field
'Matey boy' here is just half-revealed
Q 18"Kill Bill, the rat..."
Out of order, is that

Stage 6

Keep ahead down Hockett Lane. At sharp LH bend in road, go straight ahead downhill. At next junction, ignore left and right options and go straight ahead up little lane to the right of warning for Heavy Good Vehicles. At far end of this lane, after ignoring byway, turn left. Stage ends at footpath sign a little further on.

Q 19Garden feature you can bet
Pre-dates the hose and sprinkler set
Q 20Reverse of this you'd presume
A portcullis or feathered plume
Q 21With a charitable body I'm used
Bright, if somewhat confused

Stage 7

Keep ahead and continue along Church Road at the next junction all the way back to the pub.

Q 22Rural entrance that's the norm
Today it's just in character form
Q 23One light that's loftily erected ...
Q 24... where huge animal's least expected!
Q 25Advance 500 yards