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August Hike: Great Sugar Loaf, County Wicklow | The Geocaching Junkie

The thing about New Year’s Resolutions is, you can make big declarations and everyone around you is likely to forget by February and subsequently nobody will hold you accountable. In other words, it’s often easy to wriggle out of them. Not so when you publicise your intentions in a blog post. In January, I wrote… Read More August Hike: Great Sugar Loaf, County Wicklow | 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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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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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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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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16 Reasons to go Geocaching on the Emerald Isle | The Geocaching Junkie

Regular readers will be well aware of my bias concerning how amazing the Emerald Isle is. When I was younger, I used to wonder why many Americans I met outside of Ireland would delight when they heard I was Irish and tell me they’d always wanted to visit. It truly baffled me. It’s only in more recent years… Read More 16 Reasons to go Geocaching on the Emerald Isle | 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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March Hike: Divis & the Black Mountain | The Geocaching Junkie

March proved to be a much busier month than I anticipated, so I was down to the wire on where and when to hike, or even if I could manage to fit it in at all. In the end, a last minute decision was made on Saturday afternoon to head to Divis and the Black Mountain,… Read More March Hike: Divis & the Black Mountain | The Geocaching Junkie

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February Hike: Slemish – St. Patrick's Mountain | The Geocaching Junkie

I have discovered that not thinking too much about an impending hike, or trying to avoid too much advance research about the difficulty of the climb, helps to minimise my nerves beforehand. So basically, living in denial somewhat, is the extent of my planning for a hike. With this in mind, it was only when I arrived at the… Read More February Hike: Slemish – St. Patrick's Mountain | The Geocaching Junkie