Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Geocaching jaunt


For our November family adventure guide sharing day we ventured out to Wicken Fen to try our hand at geocaching. Lucy filled us in on all things geocache in a fab presentation. We were all really impressed that she had found over 700 geocaches! Looks like we've got quite a bit of catching up to do!


Geocaching is a massive treasure hunt covering countries from all over the world. There are 2,527,582 active geocaches. Using a GPS or smartphone you can track down hidden caches. Some have little treasures you can take (as long as you replace it with something) and they come in all shapes and sizes. They might be hidden behind a log, up a tree or even under water! 



When we found the caches, Lotte wrote her name in the log book and left a little trinket for the next person to find. One geocache we opened had a rock in!

 
We had perfect weather for our treasure hunt and beautiful views across the fens.



Along the way we saw lots of lapwings and heard the beautiful call of a Cetti warbler. It seemed a little shy though so we didn’t get to spot it.

After our successful finds, we were lucky enough with the weather to sit outside for our picnic. Can you believe it’s still November?

If you're interested in becoming a family adventure guide then join us for our January recruitment. Come along to one of our open days and follow up workshops, arrival 10am with a 1pm finish:
Open days - Saturday 10 or Tuesday 13 January
Workshops - Saturday 17 or Tuesday 20 January
Email our volunteer team to find out more and let us know you’re coming:
angleseyabbey@nationaltrust.org.uk

Sophie Atkinson 
Anglesey Abbey
Family Volunteering Project Co-ordinator and Community Engagement Assistant
 

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