Monday, 10 September 2007

Geocaching in Yorkshire

First of all, a quick explanation of what Geocaching is:

Don't worry, it's a quick explanation and you'll understand within the first few lines.

Yesterday's geocache trip was to Wortley which is just a couple of miles from where we live. The cache was about a 3/4 mile walk down tracks, over fields and into the woods. Not a difficult one to find, but a lovely walk all the same. Another lovely spot that we didn't even know existed!

Livvie found the cache under a big log just inside the woods. It was a box covered in camouflage and inside were all sorts of kiddies goodies. Livvie chose a whistling string toy and left a little funny ornament.
When we got back to where we left the car there was a tiny tea room, Post Office and bed & Breakfast. We stopped for tea and scones. Yum yum! (This picture would have been slightly funnier if I had more mess on my face. However, I did not smear enough cream round my mouth and nose and now you all think I am just a messy eater!)

After our little break we went for a wander down the lane to Wortley Hall which used to be a stately home and is now an hotel and conference centre. They welcome visitors to the garden. It is so beautiful! It's set in 26 acres of formal gardens, woodland and Fields.

Definitely a place to take visitors for a stroll on a nice afternoon. :0)


granny grimble said...

It looks so peaceful and beautiful. I like the idea of the treasure hunt too. Looks like a lot of fun. I'm not sure about your cream tea picture though. I think you ARE a messy eater - so there!

weechuff said...

I want to do that one again some day, it was lovely! (And so were the cream scones, which were very cheap!) We went on another one today, and are off to Wentworth Castle tomorrow, so another blog perhaps.....

Beetle said...

I nearly missed this blog :O) It certainly does look like a lovely walk. Mo and I would be interested in coming along on one of your geocaching trips :O)

weechuff said...

You are more than welcome! It would be lovely to have you along. I have a very nice one lined up for you that Sindie hasn't been to yet. It is a lovley walk. The one with the lakes that we did with Chris and Sarah:0)