Where am I?

Using the following clues (the map above is purely decorative) in combination with Street View, work out my location.

Although Roman, THC’s chief puzzlewright, would be interested to know how long it takes you to solve this solo foxer, he’d rather you didn’t put spoilers or solutions in the comments.

Today you’ll find me a stone’s throw from both a footpath and a bridleway. I’m in an English lane. The lane claims to be a road and shares a name with a famous pirate. Standing next to a ‘Mixed Recycling’ wheelie bin, I’m close to a town mentioned in the title of a Sherlock Holmes short story. Said town is in a county that has no black, red, or animals on its flag. The county’s cricket team won its first official County Championship title in the 19th Century, and its Wikipedia page includes a photo of a historic crem. Within a two kilometre radius of my location there’s a statue of a woman who died in 1991, a river with a mammalian name, a railway station, a fishery, a golf course, a Grade I listed building, and two rugby clubs. The nearest outdoor swimming pool is closer than the nearest church, ‘A’ road, or school. The nearest motorway is 2.75 kilometres away.

You are probably in the right place if you can see…

  • A windmill
  • A portaloo
  • Lavender
  • Four buckets
  • Three Phormiums
  • A Skoda Fabia
  • A traffic cone marking a pothole
  • Skip #322
  • Crazy paving
  • Nine seated people
  • No standing people
  • The words ‘YOU’VE EARNED IT’

(Last week I was here)


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