On Monday we made the decision to travel south of the county to Littlestoke to see if we could locate a few geocaches hubby had worked out the coordinates to. These geocaches were placed in time for a soup event we sadly didn't make. Originally all four of us were going to head out and do the series however a phone call asking whether eldest would like to join her grandparents had us split up and go our separate ways.
The walk was not long at all starting at a car park and travelling up and around one of the hills. I was wearing my boots and could feel every uneven texture of the terrain under my feet a reminder to wear trainers or my proper hiking boots in the future. Hubby wore sensible footwear and despite youngest not walking at all she must have been comfortable in the carrier for she fell asleep half way round.
Due to the weather we've had some places have become a little overgrown but we were still able to locate the caches and having the clues at hand helped a lot. Once up the hill there were some lovely views of the area to be seen. We’d picked a great day so we could see for miles up there. We weren't the only ones to be seen out and about in the countryside we spotted at least three other families exploring the area. Although they seemed to be doing the walk in reverse.
I've said before that spring is fast becoming my favourite season with all the colours of nature bursting into life. The rape seed fields in particular are stunning and stand out amongst the green fields. While there are also dandelions, daisies and other colourful wild plants to be spotted as well as identified.
As we wound our way back to the car through the fields and country paths we came across a number of cottages which are reflective of how old the area is. I love cottages as they always seem to be full of character.
Where have you explored recently?