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A Trip to Tremendous Tintern Abbey | The Geocaching Junkie

As usual when planning a trip to somewhere new, I click on the geocaching map of the area and let the caches lead me. I have no hard and fast rule as to what I’ll target: sometimes it’s caches with high favourite points, other times it’s a special cache type (virtuals, webcams and EarthCaches usually),… Read More A Trip to Tremendous Tintern Abbey | The Geocaching Junkie

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A Geocaching Walk around Nice, France | The Geocaching Junkie

In 2014, I spent a few days in Nice with the Mother as part of a geocaching trip to France and Italy, and I returned once again with the muggle on our recent trip to the French Riviera, to explore a little and take in some of the sights. It was great to revisit some… Read More A Geocaching Walk around Nice, France | The Geocaching Junkie

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Cardiff Castle: The Jewel in the City’s Crown | The Geocaching Junkie

When it comes to picturesque castles, Wales is not short of a few. When the muggle suggested a short weekend getaway in Cardiff, his prime purpose may have been to visit the Doctor Who Experience before it closed for good on 9th September, but marital compromise meant that I could browse the interweb for some… Read More Cardiff Castle: The Jewel in the City’s Crown | The Geocaching Junkie

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An Afternoon in Roman Bath, England | The Geocaching Junkie

Bath is a city that has long been on my must-visit list, and I was delighted to find myself in the area on my recent flying visit to Devon for the UK Mega. Although it was a short weekend, I decided to make the most of our proximity to Bath and make a stopover in… Read More An Afternoon in Roman Bath, England | The Geocaching Junkie

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Monaco: Not Just for the Rich and Famous | The Geocaching Junkie

‘Budget holiday’ is not the phrase that springs immediately to mind when you think of Monaco, the tiny principality perched along on the French Riviera. The second smallest country in the world is also one of the richest, with almost one in three residents classed as millionaires! You’d be forgiven for thinking that such a… Read More Monaco: Not Just for the Rich and Famous | The Geocaching Junkie

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England’s Jurassic Coast and the Devon Mega | The Geocaching Junkie

It seems like only yesterday we were camping in a windy valley in Wales for the 2016 UK Mega event, but here I am writing about my brief weekend fling with England’s stunning south coast, after my attendance at the 2017 UK Mega in Devon! The mega is always held on the first Saturday in August,… Read More England’s Jurassic Coast and the Devon Mega | The Geocaching Junkie

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The Gobbins Coastal Path: July Hike with a Difference | The Geocaching Junkie

Hailed as the most dramatic walk in Europe, The Gobbins coastal path at Islandmagee, County Antrim has been on my ‘must-do’ list ever since it was reopened in August 2015, after an almost six decade long closure. It was closed again in June 2016 due to increasing rock fall, but was partially opened in June… Read More The Gobbins Coastal Path: July Hike with a Difference | The Geocaching Junkie

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Exploring Castle Ward: A House of Two Halves | The Geocaching Junkie

If you read about my day at Chatsworth House in Derbyshire, you’re no doubt aware of my recent obsession with Downton Abbey (yes, I was very late to the period drama party!). Our tour of the house and grounds of Chatsworth was a very grand and romanticised experience and whet my appetite for more of the… Read More Exploring Castle Ward: A House of Two Halves | The Geocaching Junkie

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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