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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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Geocaching – 30 Days Wild | The Geocaching Junkie

At the start of June, I came across a Facebook post by The Wildlife Trusts about their 30 Days Wild campaign. Intrigued, I clicked in and soon found myself applying for a 30 Days Wild pack. The idea is to take time out of every day to soak up wildlife and take note of wild places wherever you… Read More Geocaching – 30 Days Wild | The Geocaching Junkie

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Summer Geocaching Souvenirs & the Friend League Explained | The Geocaching Junkie

This week, Geocaching HQ announced a new feature called Friend League. The feature goes along with The Lost Treasure of Mary Hyde, which is the ‘theme’ of the summer souvenir cycle that runs from 15th July to 13th August. I’ve seen some confusion over how to earn the summer souvenirs, so thought I would do a… Read More Summer Geocaching Souvenirs & the Friend League Explained | The Geocaching Junkie

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A Walk in the Garden: Bray Head | The Geocaching Junkie

I recently wrote on my Facebook page about my desire to make every blog post I publish as close to perfection as I can manage. Blogging can be time-consuming but I love it and don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. Lately however I’ve been extremely busy with a new position at my 9-5 (blogging is… Read More A Walk in the Garden: Bray Head | The Geocaching Junkie

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Geocaching on the Inishowen Peninsula, Donegal | The Geocaching Junkie

Donegal has always been one of those counties that I heard was amazing, but it was never really on the top of my destination bucket list. I usually favoured going further afield – outside of Ireland – if I had a spare weekend. That all changed, of course, when I started geocaching! I have now… Read More Geocaching on the Inishowen Peninsula, Donegal | 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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GeoNord Mega 2017: A Breath of Fresh Air | The Geocaching Junkie

“Where are you off to next?”  “You’re always travelling somewhere!” It can certainly feel like I’m never at home sometimes, but as much as I occasionally think I’d like to just sit and do nothing for an entire week, the yearning to see and experience new things still runs too deep to utilise my holidays… Read More GeoNord Mega 2017: A Breath of Fresh Air | 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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What Geocachers say vs. What they might actually mean | The Geocaching Junkie

I’m not saying geocachers are not honest and upstanding members of society but we can be super-competitive whilst simultaneously too proud to admit it! We have also been known to hide the true extent of our geocaching addiction to muggle friends and relatives, simply because they just don’t get it. All this means we don’t always express exactly… Read More What Geocachers say vs. What they might actually mean | The Geocaching Junkie