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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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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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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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Going Underground: Geocaching in a Cold War Bunker | The Geocaching Junkie

I’ve never met a geocache I didn’t like. Well, once I found a micro key hider with a spider in it but, other than that one, I am always happy to be out geocaching and to do that, you need geocaches! I always respect the effort that went in to hiding a cache so I… Read More Going Underground: Geocaching in a Cold War Bunker | The Geocaching Junkie

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6 Things I Learned When I Went Geocaching For The Numbers | The Geocaching Junkie

A few months ago, I had the idea for a 24 hour trip to Cambridgeshire to see how many caches could be found on the Hatley Heart Attack series in one day. I asked a few equally insane cachers to join me and plans were soon in motion for THE_Chris, theswerve, cep99 and I to fly to Stansted on Friday… Read More 6 Things I Learned When I Went Geocaching For The Numbers | The Geocaching Junkie

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Are we Human or are we Cachers? Geocaching at the North Wales Mega | The Geocaching Junkie

I’m not about to launch in to an argument that cachers are so amazing we couldn’t possibly be human (a future blog post, perhaps?). No, the title refers to what I now consider the theme to my week of mega fun in England and Wales. You know that song Human by The Killers? If you exchange the word… Read More Are we Human or are we Cachers? Geocaching at the North Wales Mega | The Geocaching Junkie

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Super Sunday at Geolympix! | The Geocaching Junkie

My initial mega plans for August did not include Geolympix, but three megas in one week was just too good to pass up, so on Sunday morning, the muggle and I made the two and a half hour trip from Wem in Shropshire to Ashridge Estate in Hertfordshire for the second mega of the week. The estate… Read More Super Sunday at Geolympix! | The Geocaching Junkie

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A Pirate's Life For Me! Geocaching at Piratemania in Shrewsbury | The Geocaching Junkie

At the start of this year, I found out that Piratemania 9 and the UK Mega were being held not too far about within a week of each other. After much deliberating, a treaty was agreed with the muggle, that we would spend over a week of our holiday time in England and Wales, mainly geocaching, with a… Read More A Pirate's Life For Me! Geocaching at Piratemania in Shrewsbury | The Geocaching Junkie

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On Ilkla Moor Baht 'at: Geocaching in West Yorkshire | The Geocaching Junkie

It’s been a tradition for quite a few years that I bring The_Mother on some sort of trip for her Christmas present. This year, I had the idea of booking an Emmerdale location tour. For those who don’t know, Emmerdale is a British soap opera set in the Yorkshire Dales and has been running since 1972. The_Mother has… Read More On Ilkla Moor Baht 'at: Geocaching in West Yorkshire | The Geocaching Junkie