Doing the Shennington Shuffle

On Saturday we took advantage of the weather and headed north of the county to a place called Shennington. This 3.5 mile walk led us around a lovely area free from live stock.  There are about 15 geocaches along this walk and we were so happy to discover them all. The paths were clearly marked across the fields and we all had a great time away from the tv soaking up the fresh air. 
Doing the Shennington Shuffle

Our eldest began the walk with us outside of her carrier and loved running down the hills. We now encourage her to try and help us find the geocaches we are trying to locate. I won’t tell you the whereabouts of these as I don’t want to spoil things should you decide to embark on the series yourself but here are my husband and the eldest showing off one of their finds. The Marge Simpson trackable moves from geocache to geocache with people's help and it's really interesting to track how far these travel.

Geocaching the Shennington Shuffle

After a little stroll along the series or should I say shuffle? It was decided that the eldest should go in her carrier too. So with much persuasion she eventually decided that she was happy being carried and pretended daddy was a horse at least he didn't have to jump these.

Horse Jumps in Shennington

Of course all this walking is tiring so guess who fell asleep in the carrier before we started the big ascent up the hill! I dislike hills with a passion and would have happily swapped places with the babies, but we were up the hill fairly quickly with my encouragement to conquer it.

Me and Mine in Shennington

On the return leg of the journey we saw many gliders and soon came across the site where they were taking off. 

Gliders in Shennington

So there we have it. Our first big geocaching adventure for 2017 done.

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  1. I still dont know what geocatching is...

    #bestandworst

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    1. Have you read my post defining what geocaching is?

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  2. Your little girl is adorable. What a cutie! We've been having a bit of a rough winter and have spent most of it indoors. Every time thein December she had a horrible flu followed by a cold shortly afterward. She seems to be healthy again but it got significantly colder recently. We're in Canada so the weather likes to mess up our plans. Peachy got a fancy sled for her birthday and I really want to take her out to the park and go sledding but we need a decent day, snow, and to not be sick all at once. The winter isn't over yet so I'm still hoping it will work out. #BloggerClubUK

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    1. Thank you.So sorry to read about your little one being so ill. May the right day come along soon. Canada is a lovely place.

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  3. We've not been for a while now - last time we did Lee's phone couldn't get a good signal but there are so many nearby. Looks like you all had fun. Sarah #sharingthebloglove

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    1. We don't use a phone as the batteries quickly run down.

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  4. What a great way to get out and about, especially at this time of year!

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    1. It sure is. Whatever the weather we are out there together unless it's pouring, thundering and lightening.

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  5. I'm still so intrigued by the geocaching but still don't get it! Marge Simpson? What was she doing there?!
    Looks like a fun outdoors day though ;-)
    Thanks for linking up to #coolmumclub

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  6. Ah what a lovely day and so much fresh air. It's so good for everyone to get and about and you're all having fun too. Sounds lovely, just need a bit more sun now eh. Thanks for joining us at #familyfun x

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  7. This looks like a lovely walk and well done too on finding all the geocaches :-) we find it is a fab way of bribing the children out on a hike! We now live in Sweden and we recently did a walk finding beautiful puzzle box geocaches! (post still to be published). It tested my brain cells a bit though! #countrykidsfun

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    1. That sounds like a fantastic series. Do let me know when your post is up please.

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  8. This looks like a fab geocaching adventure, it's great that you managed to find all of the ones on this trail. Everytime I see posts about geocaching I want to get out and explore some myself but I still haven't managed it. It's awesome that your eldest is helping you search for the geocaches now, I bet she loves helping out.

    Thanks for linking up with me on #CountryKids.

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    1. She certainly does love to help out wherever we are.

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  9. Aaahhh looks like you all had a lot of fun out in the fish air ¢countyrkids

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  10. I've got a couple of trackables I need to release but I've been putting it off! My oh bought a real nice key ring one and I'm loathed to part with it!! Silly him! I might try twist his arm for a trail tomorrow! ‪Thank you for linking up to the #familyfunlinky‬

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    1. You could always take a pc and laminate them x

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  11. Nice hike, and it's great to see so many Geocaching stories here on #CountryKids. I own (have placed) a few geocaches here in my native Luxembourg and I have seen a very significant drop-off in finder numbers over the past few years. Honestly, I thought it was dying here, but seems like it is still going strong in the UK!

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    1. That's a shame. It sure is popular in the UK.

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  12. Perfect way to spend some quality time with the family. We've just got back from a nice walk, kids covered in mud with rosy cheeks, can't beat it.
    Lovely pics too!

    Thanks for being part of #MMBC. See you Monday x

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    1. Fresh air, seeing the world, building up the immune system yep you can't beat a good countryside walk it's true.

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  13. I have no idea what geocaching is, it's something I've been meaning to look up for ages. I must read your post! #familyfunlinky

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    1. It's a great way to see the world and have fun

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  14. That looks like a lovely walk - you have to seize your chance at the moment when the weather is nice! We used to love a walk with our son but sadly he refused to go in a carrier once he could walk (but can't actually walk far enough for us to manage a proper walk anymore!). I'm hoping we're turning a corner with his walking though and we can start getting out more. Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

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    1. You certainly do. We are encountering this problem now too to a certain extent.

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  15. We love geocaching. I look forward to reading more of your posts about your finds. #countrykids

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  16. What a lovely walk. We love to go on walks near us, well I say walk, Holly just runs! Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

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    1. It certainly was. Running to each cache could be exhausting!

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  17. Ohh looks like you had a fab time, love that picture of the glider amazing shot!! We are still to get into geocaching, I have the app but not quite sussed it yet!! Thanks got linking up to the #bestandworst please do stop by again!

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    1. Thank you Helen. Ah I wonder if you start whether you'll be hooked like me.

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  18. Sounds like a great day out. We cache as much as possible as well and it gets the boys out on some long walks!

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    1. It sure was. Long walks in the fresh air are wonderful and healthy.

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  19. What a gorgeous place for a walk and well done on managing to find all 15 geocaches along the way too. I love that your eldest now helps you find them :-) #bloggerclubuk

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    1. Thank you. Whenever there's one at her height we'll encourage her.

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  20. Oh wow what a great adventure, I love your little name for it too, the shennington shuffle! Thank you for joining in with #MyFamilyAdventures and I hope to see you having more geocaching fun in February

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    1. I can't take credit for that as it was the cache owner who named it thus.

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  21. This is basically where I live. And I've never been geocaching despite there being 3 in and around the village that I know of. I didn't realise there were so many more.

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    1. Is it? There are lots in the north of the county especially just across the border.

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  22. That sounds great fun, my nephew is very keen on geocaching. I have to say I'm in awe of you climbing hill plus carrying a little one! Thank you for linking to #ablogginggoodtime

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    1. A case of determination and one step at a time.

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  23. I'm so rubbish at geocaching - I've been a few times but always forget to look up to see if there are any caches until I'm on my way back to the car. Must do better!

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    1. Oh dear. It's on your mind so I'm sure it wont be long till you find some.

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  24. I must give geocaching a go - sounds like a good way to explore #AWanderfulChildhood

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  25. We've still not been geocaching. Looks like you all had a great day.

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  26. I love this and such a brilliant way to get everyone outside and being active! #AWanderfulChildhood

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