Stroll Around Savernake

Not ones for staying indoors particularly when the weather is good we took a trip to Savernake Forest in Wiltshire.

A tree we spotted while strolling around Savernake


We parked up near the entrance of the car park and soon had the first geocache of the day in hand. Strangely it was sighted near an old pair of rotting knickers hanging from a branch! Not the pleasantest sight to come across but we've come across worse!

We then headed towards the next geocache but with a mad dog on the loose I suggested that we do the series in reverse. That way perhaps the dog wouldn't be there when we returned. I've never been keen on dogs well except for a few breeds like Golden Retrievers, Labradors and Collies. I am hoping that I don't pass my fear on to my daughter. So far she seems oblivious and coos from her pushchair over Westies. 

A tree called Old Paunchy

So off we went to the last cache on the series and thoroughly enjoyed our walk round the forest. Walking in reverse enabled us to meet a number of new geocachers who all seemed rather pleasant. In fact it was funny to see how they acted towards us as the hobby is rather secretive so they tried not to let on that they were doing the same thing as us. 

The last part of the route was particularly muddy, so we were relieved we’d done the course in reverse. We saw some cachers who had just started using a double buggy to get their little ones across. I'm not sure how much of the series they decided to take on but the father mentioned to us that he’d had to carry it once or twice already! Hmm perhaps slings would be best to use on an outing like this.


An ammo can used as a geocache

With April being known for rain showers it has come as a lovely surprise to see there have been some glorious days filled with sunshine. How have you spent these sunny days?



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  1. I am loving these sunny days! However, it rained AND SNOWED today!! The sun is out right now but it is SO cold. That place looks lovely and I would love to visit there.

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    1. I agree the weather has been crazy. The sun is sure deceiving. It definitely was a lovely place to explore.

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  2. A lovely walk with you! We have had very odd weather in the last few days, hail, rain, snow and sunshine and mostly cold, hope that it improves soon for all of us!

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    1. Yes we've experienced that too. Warm sunny weather is definitely welcome here.

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  3. That looks like a lovely walk for you under the sunny sunny days. We've had some hails and sleet recently. ;) x #countrykids

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    1. It sure has been wild and untamable

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  4. Well done on your geocaching walk, sounds like you did really well and missed the showers too. I'd have avoided the roaming dog too, without an owner you can never be too sure. The woods look beautiful, even if the sunshine was a little deceiving on the temperature. Thank you for sharing with me on #CountryKids

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    1. Thank you. Ah it had an owner but even they said it was mad so I quickly retreated. We are truly blessed to live a world with nature like this.

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  5. We've been really loving the sunshine. It's so nice to finally have good weather and you can't beat a good geocaching session. Well done on your find! Thank you so much for sharing with #whatevertheweather xx

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    1. That's great to hear. It's felt like a long drawn out winter here to me.

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  6. Eek, rotting knickers! Curious to know what worse bathing a you have found! Well done on finding more geocaches, nice to see fellow geocachers out and about on your walk too. Thanks so much for linking up to #Whatevertheweather :) x

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    1. Oh not worse bathing but we've come across caches near landfill sites before and sewers. We tend to look ahead and avoid those.

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