Caching in the Cotswolds

Last weekend my husband and the birthday girl took to the great countryside again in search of geocaches. This time they chose to visit the Cotswolds and take in Eastleach and neighbouring Southrop.

A House in Eastleach

Their trip saw them take in the sights of buildings reflective of the area and question how they were going to navigate parts of the walk like this old footbridge over the river Leach. There certainly seems like a lot of rain fall has taken place in Gloucestershire.

Very old footbridge over the river Leach

Many geocachers love a good cache n dash and look out for church micros (tiny geocaches linked to the church) that they can do without walking far to get there stats up. For us we combine the search for church micros with a good healthy walk and in Eastleach there were two churches accompanied by geocaches. These were in the form of puzzles so hubby did a little research online prior to visiting the area. 

Eastleach Church

On every adventure it is great to see what animals we can spot. We've seen farmyard animals, deer, fox and the odd badger before. This week the eldest pointed out these big ‘ducks’. 

Eldest thought these swans were ducks

Towards the end of the walk my husband and daughter were suddenly confronted by the path being submerged. They questioned how they were going to cross it and hubby thought of jumping it. However, eldest only has little legs and thus he ended up wading through it resulting in wet feet!

The path was submerged

At least they didn't have to navigate what was behind them.


At the end of the trip they saw a blind house. These were used for people who were rather fond of their drink back in the day of their use.

Blind House in Filkins

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Comments

  1. i totally forgot about Geocaching! I have the app but haven't done it in years. My daughter is on;y 16 months so not ready to join in with it yet but i'll definitely take her next year. Thanks for reminding me! #FamilyFun

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  2. You gotta explain this whole geocaching thing to me

    #bloggerclubuk

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    1. Have you read my post http://www.thequeenofcollage.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/what-is-geocaching.html?

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  3. That blind house looks like an interesting place and it looks like a lovely spot for some geocaching even with the big puddles and submerged paths!

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    1. Definitely adds to the sense of adventure hey?!

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  4. We love geocaching as a family too! It makes going out so much more exciting than a simple walk.
    #FamilyFun

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  5. I have never been geocaching yet - I keep saying I must try it then forget instantly! This looks like a real adventure! Visiting from #countrykids

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  6. This looks like a fun day out, we really should try geocaching sometime. My kids would have loved wading through all that water on the path!

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    1. Aww you should it's great fun. Yes I think keeping towels and changes of clothes in the car would be a good idea.

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  7. What a fun place to be geocaching. I was born in the Cotswolds and have fond memories of the countryside and little villages there. It looks very wet but that gave some interesting challenges to overcome. The old stone bridges rather remind me of the ones on the farm here. Oops to the wet feet!

    Thank you for sharing with me on #CountryKids

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    1. Luckily it was the last one so hubby didn't mind too much. The Cotswolds are beautiful and a lovely place to grow up.

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  8. Still never tried this and it does look like such good fun. Looks like you saw a lot on your trip! Hope not too wet! Thanks for sharing with #bestandworst x

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    1. We believe it is. Glad it was just at the very last one.

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  9. Love the blind house!! Never knew about those, really interesting. We do a lot of geocaching and have a fab time #countrykidsfun

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  10. We've never been geocaching. Sounds interesting. #countrykids

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  11. A blind houes? I have never heard of that before. I love the Cotswolds its so pretty to go walking around there. Bit of a nightmare loosing your path and getting wet feet!! Just as well it was at the end eh. Thanks for joining us at #familyfun xx

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    1. Yes for one gets a tad tipsy. The Cotswolds sure are.

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  12. Fab post. My husband is desperate to take the kids. I got given a geocaching coin(?) year ago and we've never done anything with it. From the Cotswolds and my mum was born near here. Lovely photos xx

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    1. Thank you. Geocaching coins are beautiful. Some people have little suitcases full of them categorised.

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  13. The cotswolds are so pretty even on a wintery day x

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  14. I love the Cotswolds, such a beautiful area to explore. Looks like everyone had fun, even if it involved getting a tad wet!

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  15. Looks like a lovely place to explore. #Countrykids

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  16. I've heard all about this geo-caching thing, and it sounds good. I've never heard of a blind house. It looks like a fab weekend you had. Thanks for linking up at #fortheloveofBLOG. Claire x

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    1. That's part of the joy of geocaching you get to learn about the world.

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  17. The cottage looks amazing! :) Great fun & happy photos x

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    1. Can't beat a beautiful Cotswold cottage. Thank you Sonia

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  18. I have never done geocacheing but it does look like it could be fun. Love the "big ducks" :-)
    #countrykids

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  19. I live right on the edge of the Cotswolds, but haven't been to Eastleach - I must visit after seeing this post. #CountryKids

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  20. I had brief visit to Stow on the wold last summer and was in love with all the quaint cottages there.It's a beautiful part of the west country.Popped over from Country Kids.

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  21. We tried an experimental trip to the local park to try and find a geocache, but ended up pushing a buggy around aimlessly for an hour or so. But if you get to look around lovely places like the Cotswolds, we should probably give it another go. :)

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    1. Ah sorry to read that. Some days are better than others for exploring places and finding them.

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