A Countryside Walk Near Jealott's Hill, Warfield

It was a cold autumnal day when we ventured east for a geocaching walk around the area of Jealott's Hill, Warfield. We parked up bundled ourselves into our warm jackets and headed across a fairly busy road to start our geocaching trail. Heading down the countryside path  I at once wished I'd brought with me my earmuffs for the cold wind had found it's way to my ears. Make mental note to bring earmuffs on all autumnal/winter walks from now on. 


A Countryside Walk Near Jealott's Hill, Warfield


Meanwhile youngest who has become well acquainted with daddy's shoulder blades and loves to be carried everywhere had spotted some planes high in the sky and it appeared that we had found some kind of flight path for there were a few out flying that day. It would make for a lovely game of guess where the planes are going could we have seen the tails of the planes and maybe one day the girls will be able to play. For now though youngest was very happy just to point.

A Countryside Walk Near Jealott's Hill, Warfield


Daddy's shoulders got a rest when we hit the area in which to find the next geocache. With each stop there was a great geocache to find and certainly not a 35mm cannister. One of which amused our littlest as it was a snail shell. We've come across quite a lot of different ones and the snail is one of my favourites. While youngest and I were quite content about finding the geocaches and moving on rather quickly due to the temperature. Hubby was busy taking in his surroundings and suggested that we could well be on the edge of a military ground or an ex-military one. Though having read the description it has since become a research centre.

A Countryside Walk Near Jealott's Hill, Warfield


We literally felt like we had to take our lives in our hands when crossing the road to get to the next set of geocaches. We had just settled into finding it when a couple of other geocachers turned up and questioned whether we were doing the same as them. As they wanted to find all the geocaches by themselves we soon headed in the opposite way to one another so did not get well acquainted. A shame really as we've met some wonderful people doing this hobby and love bumping into them for a catch up at meets and on other walks.


A Countryside Walk Near Jealott's Hill, Warfield


Further on down the path there was another geocache hidden near a bridge passing a ford but alas we weren't sure as to what type of geocache we were looking for and thus this one eluded us. Maybe one day we will pass by the area and have better luck. The next one was a breeze though as a geocacher you get used to the sight of fake ivy and it was instantly spotted after a passer by out riding her horse trotted by. I'm unsure as to what you do when you see a horse do you keep walking or stop still? We
don't want to spook the horse and rider.


A Countryside Walk Near Jealott's Hill, Warfield


On the return stretch back to the car we bumped into the geocachers we'd met earlier and once we'd discovered the geocache together realised that we'd left more than just our footprints behind! Youngest had decided to take her hat off between one find and the other so we had to retrace our steps to find the possession. I don't know you try to keep them warm and cosy and they decide to part with said item of clothing - crazy!

Hat now back with us. There weren't many geocaches left to find. However, the biggest surprise of all I felt was the one we got once we'd finished the trail and were returning to our car. For parked in front of a set of houses was a ghost train fairground attraction ride and Halloween was just around the corner.

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  1. Your geocache days always turn into a bit of an adventure. Sounds like you were in an interesting spot. It's always fun to spot the planes going overhead, we don't have many our way so I would always turn and look. Glad you found the hat. #CountryKids

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  2. I really need to get the geochache app on my phone as I have tried in the past with limited success. My girls are older now so I think it would be good to get them to focus on something as a reason for a walk. This looks like a popular place to go hunting #countrykids

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  3. Love your geocaching adventures. Sophie always enjoys a ride on Daddy’s shoulders too. I like the sound of a snail shell cache - that’s a bit different! We’ve had a few times of having to retrace steps for hats too. I’m with you on needing hats or earmuffs now - hate my ears getting cold! #CountryKids

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  4. Love your geocaching adventures! We took up geocaching a couple of years ago yet we haven't done it in a long time. Should get back into it as I'm still paying for our annual membership.
    #CountryKids

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