Geocaching in Grazeley

As we parked up outside the school the sounds of the children playing in the playground filled our ears. The sun beat down and we grabbed a bite to eat before setting off across the freshly cut straw fields in search of geocaches.
Geocaching in Grazeley


After we had passed the first wide open fields we were met in contrast by over grown paths that wound their way throughout  the countryside not the easiest to pass in a dress and sandals. I've learnt that jeans are great for passing nettles and  the like but not the most comfortable in the heat.

Dare to Cross?!


Geocaching in Grazeley


Much of the first section was particularly hair raising as we passed by sides of fast flowing roads and went on to encounter a buy railway line.

A Meadow Brown Sighted


Geocaching in Grazeley

I was very relieved to pass the line in one piece and find ourselves once again surrounded by foliage. I'm sure very few people pass this way and I'm sure that the butterflies were making full of advantage of this.

Youngest Spots A Fun Find


Geocaching in Grazeley


One of my favourite geocaches on our travels and I'm sure that of my daughter's also was this frog. Being hidden low to the ground I felt this a perfect geocache for her to discover. We love unique finds like this and have seen a lot of wonderful geocaches over the years.

Looking Up


Geocaching in Grazeley

On the return to the car we passed under the railway and entered open fields. My favourite geocaches are those that involve a little calculation so we were thrilled to work out a multicache and the bonus before arriving back at the car.

Have you been looking for geocaches this Summer?

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  1. My oldest is only 5, but next year I plan on starting some heavy geocaching with her. I wish this existed when I was young, I would have LOVED it!
    #adventurecalling

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  2. I love geocaching, a great way to get out doors X #thursdayteam

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  3. We had a couple of goes at geo caching but it never really stuck with us as it has with you. It is a lovely way to explore an area and the frog is a great find for children. #CountryKids

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  4. It’s an activity we have only tried a couple of times. Looks like an interesting route #CountryKids

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  5. Love that frog geocache - we haven’t found any quirky ones like this yet. Your eldest looks so pleased at having found this one. I love the challenge of multicaches too, glad you managed to find one on this trip. #CountryKids

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  6. We've had mixed success with Geocaching but some of the ways small caches are hidden is amazing. The frog is great #CountryKids

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  7. Lol,I thought it was a real frog at first! How silly am I? I’ve still never been geocaching, we must do. Mich x

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  8. We geocached as a family quite a bit when my son was between the ages of 5 and 9. He stopped being as interested when he got older. I still love to geocache. #countrykids

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  9. I've still never tried geocaching but it is on my to do list. Finding the frog must have been really exciting. #CountyKids

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  10. My kids are wee bit past geocaching, but we used to love looking when on holiday. Have a few memories of blazing hot outings in central Oregon mid summer, but happy success once discovered! Thanks for sharing with #FarawayFiles

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  11. I love geocatching but the rest of my family all think that i'm mad and never want to come with me! I think its a great way to get outside and have some fun #keepingitreal

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  12. It's always great to have an outdoor adventure like this. Hurray for the frog find and I agree about the jeans because nettles and prickers can get through thin material like nothing.

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  13. This is something I keep meaning to try with our boy. We met a family doing it on Shutlingsloe and it just seemed so exciting.

    #AdventureCalling

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  14. This always looks like a lovely way to explore the surroundings. I have never done any geo caching but I think we should definitely start. Thank you for joining #ThursdayTeam

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  15. Hi Helena, I do think geocaching is a lovely family activity. Age doesn't come into it when you are trying to work things out and find hidden geocaches. It's not something I've evr done, but it's soemthing I really must loo inot as last winter I was told there are a few on the island.

    Thank you for stopping by and linking up with #keepingitreal.

    xx

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  16. Never tried geocaching but maybe I should. How do you work out where you should go? x #countrykids

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  17. Looks like a great day out, love the froggy find, bet your youngest was well chuffed with that! Good butterfly spot as well. Thanks so much for sharing with us #AdventureCalling

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  18. It’s great that people leave geochaches that are aimed at kids. It’s a great way to encourage them outdoors. After a good break for the summer hols #adventurecalling will be back open tomorrow with Lauren hosting.

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