Next Stop Tetbury

On the way home from Westonbirt Arboretum we were enticed into stopping off at nearby Tetbury. We pulled into a free car park and made our way to the centre in search of a bite to eat. We already had fillings such as cheese in our cool bag but were keen to add a baguette to the mix. Sadly the bakery didn't appear to stock any and the market that day didn't sell any either so we made our way to a supermarket that was surrounded by Japanese who appeared to admire the girls.

Next Stop Tetbury


After a bite of lunch we walked around the area exploring the sights of the town and found all but one of the geocaches we tried to track down there. Therefore, our geocache finds stand at a little over 11,000 finds now. Geocaches are a great way in which to explore a new area and as one of the people who set them in the area pointed out it helps show a different side to the area. Tetbury is known for its antiques but there’s a police museum there too and where we’d parked up there were definite signs of there once being a thriving train station. My husband thought there may well have been two tracks running along the side of the station bringing people in and out of the area. I imagine that people would now find it odd that the grand building was hosting an Egyptian event the day we visited.

Next Stop Tetbury


On our gps we could also see a trail of geocaches leading in the opposite direction from the car park along a cycling track. The track looked fairly flat so one day maybe we will be lured back to the area to take these in. The girls have yet to truly experience what it is like cycling though our eldest was given a lovely wooden bike for her birthday. We live in a fairly flat area here and I can imagine them travelling in little seats on bikes or even contained in a trailer. Now if they could do the pedalling while I lounged back and relaxed sipping warm tea that’d be perfect.

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  1. This sounds a lovely impromptu visit. Thanks for linking for #marvmondays x

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  2. We go to Tetbury fairly often as it's not too far away, it's a pretty little town with so many lovely antique shops! Have I got this right - you have found 11000 geocaches? I am totally in AWE my goodness! #MarvMondays

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    1. Yes over several years. They bring us to lovely places like this that we may have otherwise missed.

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  3. Sounds like a great day! #CandidCuddles

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  4. What a lovely adventure :) Thank you for sharing

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  5. What a lovely side trip to top off a trip to the arboretum! Thanks for sharing this journey and taking me along. #mg xo

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    1. We only stopped by for a baguette and some finds but fell in love with the area

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  6. Not heard of Tetbury, shame about the baguette. Our eldest are just learning on bikes at the moment and I think the river near us will be great for them to visit #dreamteam

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    1. Do be careful of the water. Have a great time learning to ride.

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  7. oh sounds ideal relaxing with a cuppa whilst they pedal. My youngest 2 children are still learning to bike ride, we have lived in this house a year now and so we have no excuse, before that we lived on a extremely steep hill, I miss the views and living in the country, but it is nice to be on flat ground now, just need to dust off those bikes! #mg

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    1. Do you think they'll let me do it? I was going to say the weather will be better now for it but you're heading into Autumn and Winter there right?

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  8. This sounds like a lovely day out! #MarvMondays

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  9. Impromptu visits to small towns and villages often throw up the best places to explore. It's great that you've discovered a new geocaching trail to try out soon. I bet the girls loved exploring with you, cycling with them will be fab when they're a little bigger.

    Thanks for linking up with me on #CountryKids.

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    1. They sure do. My eldest was a little nervous about crossing a bridge to get to Daddy but she did it.

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  10. I love the idea of finding out a bit more about geocaching. It's not something that we have ever tried before, and if it takes you to gorgeous places, then I am in. #DreamTeam

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  11. We're yet to try geocaching, it seems a great way to explore new places though!

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  12. My word, 11,000 geocaches found, I am in awe! I keep meaning to start our journey into it and never get round to it! lol Mich x

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  13. Impromptu visits are often the best ones! Sounds like you had a lovely time x #countrykids

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