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Rathlin Island: The Enchanted Isle | The Geocaching Junkie

2017 is the third year I have hosted an event on an island. There are hundreds of islands off the island of Ireland, so the location options are seemingly endless. In 2015, I hosted an event on Dalkey Island, located just 300 metres from the mainland off Dublin and it was a great success –… Read More Rathlin Island: The Enchanted Isle | The Geocaching Junkie

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Geocaching's Hidden Gems: Wicklow Elephants | The Geocaching Junkie

When explaining geocaching to the uninitiated, I often tell them that I discover places I never would have seen if it wasn’t for a cache, and this is one of the main reasons I love our hobby. A little-known viewpoint to catch an amazing sunrise, a gorgeous cafe with delicious cakes or a quiet little… Read More Geocaching's Hidden Gems: Wicklow Elephants | The Geocaching Junkie

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Cambridge: Well Worth a Punt | The Geocaching Junkie

When I think of Cambridge, two things spring to mind: university and punts! The University of Cambridge is ranked fourth in the QS World University Rankings, behind US big hitters MIT, Stanford and Harvard. The university is comprised of 31 colleges: 16 founded between 1284 and 1596, and 15 founded between 1800 and 1977. Many of the most… Read More Cambridge: Well Worth a Punt | The Geocaching Junkie

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May Hike: Scrabo Country Park, County Down | The Geocaching Junkie

Presenting the fifth instalment of my geocaching New Year’s resolution to go on at least one hike a month… although, disclaimer: this month felt more like a short uphill walk combined with a forest stroll than a proper hike! Scrabo Country Park Located near Newtownards, 10 miles east of Belfast, Scrabo Country Park encompasses Killynether Wood,… Read More May Hike: Scrabo Country Park, County Down | The Geocaching Junkie

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Armagh: The Apple of Northern Ireland’s Eye | The Geocaching Junkie

Last December, I spent a day exploring the city of Armagh and fell in love with its beauty and rich history. Luckily for me, cep99 is an Armagh native and subsequently knows all the great things the entire county has to offer. It was at her suggestion that THE_Chris and I joined her on Saturday last week for… Read More Armagh: The Apple of Northern Ireland’s Eye | The Geocaching Junkie

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April Hike: Turlough Hill, County Wicklow | The Geocaching Junkie

Ever since I started this one-hike-a-month malarkey in January, I have been looking forward to doing some walking in the Wicklow Mountains. Wicklow, also known as the Garden of Ireland, is my home county and I’m fiercely proud of hailing from there. We spent Easter weekend with the Mother in Bray, so it was the perfect… Read More April Hike: Turlough Hill, County Wicklow | The Geocaching Junkie

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Brugse Beer VII and a Mega Road Trip | The Geocaching Junkie

In theory, I’m reluctant to revisit somewhere I’ve already been, simply because there are so many places in the world and so little time (or money) to facilitate visiting them all. However, my recent weekend in Belgium was the third consecutive year that I’ve visited the centre of the European Union. The small country is famous… Read More Brugse Beer VII and a Mega Road Trip | The Geocaching Junkie

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A Grand Day Out at Chatsworth House | The Geocaching Junkie

Houses with History calls Chatsworth House “undisputedly, one of the greatest homes in England.” While I can’t claim to have visited a plethora of English stately homes to compare it to, I can definitely concede that Chatsworth is spectacular, both inside and out. Located in the picturesque Peak District, the house is just a short drive… Read More A Grand Day Out at Chatsworth House | The Geocaching Junkie

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Chasing Waterfalls: Lumsdale Valley, Derbyshire | The Geocaching Junkie

I have always loved waterfalls and I can’t really explain why. Presuming there was some explanation to be found on the internet, I tried Googling it, but alas there was no clear cut reason to be found, despite the question being asked many times before. World of Waterfalls gives quite a detailed account of why they believe… Read More Chasing Waterfalls: Lumsdale Valley, Derbyshire | The Geocaching Junkie

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A Baltic Day at the Seaside in Sopot, Poland | The Geocaching Junkie

While on our recent trip to Gdańsk, the mother and I decided to catch a train to the seaside resort of Sopot, located between Gdańsk and Gdynia, the three cities together making up the ‘Tri-City‘ (or Tricity). The trains run regularly (approximately every 15 minutes), taking just 20 minutes to get to Sopot from Gdańsk main station… Read More A Baltic Day at the Seaside in Sopot, Poland | The Geocaching Junkie