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Jamie Whale and Darren Goodsell present: The Chelsfield Chase
The Five Bells, Chelsfield Village, LB Bromley, BR6 7RE

Starter Clues

All clues can be found either on the front of the pub or the area immediately in front, between the black gates at the left-hand end and the right-hand corner of the building.

Q 1If this were as it claims to be,
It wouldn't be quite so plain to see!
Q 2Hooter with an easy hold
The cops are monitoring, we are told.
Q 3Beer is monitored here as well:
Caramel cola brewed to sell

Stage 1

Proceed to T-junction outside pub. Turn left, away from the pub, along Church Road, crossing to join pavement. Continue on this road as it becomes Bucks Cross Road and exits village. Continue on right hand side of road, for some distance, using the pavement where available, as far as junction with Maypole Lane, where stage ends.

Q 4Whilst thieving babe slinks around...
Q 5...a common buzzer may just sound...
Q 6...turn a tad and she'll be found.

Stage 2

Continue ahead, staying on right hand side of road for safety, eventually reaching junction with Jubilee Road. Follow main road round to left. Stage ends shortly after at national speed limit signs [which also mark the county boundary, as you cross from Greater London to Kent].

Q 7It's another way of telling
Of a green arboreal dwelling.
Q 8Now a diminutive home one sees,
But this one sits above the trees.
Q 9A route this way or that means troubles:
Sounds like Ronnie and Reggie had doubles.

Stage 3

Bear left up Pump Lane. Follow this lane for some distance as it winds gently up, then down a slope [don't miss excellent views across to London]. At fork, with gated lane to left, bear right down slope. Continue on lane past houses on both sides. At house "The Kent Hounds" follow lane round to right, then after 100yds, at junction with road, turn left. Follow this road to junction with Firmingers Road, where stage ends.

Q 10This one might be a challenge for you:
Sounds like policeman with seventy-two.
Q 11You're an apple short, a muddled order...
Q 12...A tour around the county border.
Q 13Gently unscrew
The daily brew.

Stage 4

Turn right into Firmingers Road and follow this road downhill. Turn right into public footpath immediately before house "Pentober". Proceed up footpath, emerging into brick forecourt. Stay ahead, joining track. At end of track, bear left onto road and continue. At next fork, bear right, downhill. Stage ends at T-junction.

Q 14Maybe they split, and couldn't decide,
So divided the ranch, half to each side.
Q 15Salsa, golf and...hard to see.
To find it, look back carefully.
Q 16Ways where northern thieves can mix.
Reduced, they look like MI6.
Q 17Play has stopped, it is clear.
No fruit and cream's served here.

Stage 5

Turn right and proceed downhill, returning to junction with Pump Lane. Proceed ahead on road, retracing your steps from Stage 2. After 50yds bear left into Jubilee Road. Follow this road for some distance, ignoring turn offs. At end of road, turn right. Immediately after parade of houses on left, ending with Maple House, stage ends at entrance to field with a stile, also on left.

Q 18Is this what an otter does
When's there's no doorbell to buzz?
Q 19Clearly been pinned
For a driving wind
Q 20Irvine's place?
A nutty space!

Stage 6

This stage contains four stiles. Substitute, stile-free directions to circumvent the entire stage and rejoin the main route for Stage 7 are given at the end of the sheet.
Cross stile and enter field. Following smaller electricity wires, proceed through three paddocks via two more stiles. Still following wires, cross another stile into wooded area and proceed ahead on footpath. Eventually pass through gap in hedge to enter another field. Turn right and follow edge of field for 50yds or so to gap in hedge. Go through gap in hedge and again follow electricity wires on path to main road. Stage ends where footpath emerges onto road-side verge.

Q 21Damn! Or something to that effect:
From peril, er, you must eject.
Q 22Papa and a full rotation;
Greek beginning completes notation.

Cross road with extreme care. Stage 7 does not start until you are safely on the other side.

Stage 7

Proceed down footpath on opposite side of road, signposted "Chelsfield Station 1m", then around corner of field to a large gap opposite, emerging on road. Cross road, turn right then after 10yds turn left into church grounds. Proceed through car park towards church. Go through gateway into churchyard and turn right to pass in front of church, then bear right at fork in paths by short black lamp post. Follow this path down to kissing gate. Pass through gate, turn left and proceed to main road. Cross road with care, to footpath opposite. Proceed up footpath past gardens. Emerge on road. Cross over, turn right and walk down the road to the pub.

Q 23Cherished so much it cannot move:
Won't be making another groove.
Q 24Proof reader correction - just take a look:
You'll read harp, not hark, and hoop, not hook.
Q 25Could a young star be first to see
These islands under lock and key?

Spare clues

Spare AOn stage 5:
Three or thirteen years ago,
A festive way this seems to show.
Spare BOn stage 7:
Leafy road, olive round amble,
Or grassy way lime, annular ramble.

Continue along road to reach junction which was at end of Stage 1. Here, turn left to return to pub and continue past it, bearing left to continue up Church Lane. Follow this road to its end, at junction with main road. Turn left and walk carefully up verge until level with traffic island. Cross main road carefully, using island, and turn left to continue up opposite verge. Stage 7 begins at public footpath signposted "Chelsfield Station 1m".
There are no substitute questions, so other team members need to complete Stage 6 to score.