Roaming Around Godington

As soon as we arrived at our allotted parking space for the day made easy by the suggested parking icon on the gps, eldest had decided she’d had enough of being cooped up in her car seat and was keen to get out and explore. She headed straight for the biggest puddle where she jumped in and out with excitement. We've been considering getting her little wellies but I'm not sure they’d do a size 4G.

A bridge over a stretch of water at the start of our adventure


While she was occupied by this activity we got her little sister ready in her snow suit, put on our walking shoes and coats. As we were getting ready a cyclist spotted us and asked us where we intended ongoing, would we be sticking to the footpaths and did we know we couldn't go down that road. Having done several  geocaching series I was confident that the gps wasn't going to lead us astray and the caches are placed along the footpaths so she had nothing to worry about.

Old Disused Railway Line

It wasn't long before the first geocache was in our hands and signed. The others were all about 175 metres apart and made a figure of eight. We decided to do the biggest and closest group of caches on the series that day and return to the area in the future to do the rest. All the geocaches were easy to find and we loved seeing the imagination that had gone into creating many of them. If you are looking for a series that has minimal Tupperware and film canisters then this is a great one to do. The footpaths were really well marked and the ground even under foot throughout making it easy to navigate. There was only one field that we felt like we struggled a bit and that was due to the sticky mud. There were also a number of easy to navigate bridges. One that overlooked a disused railway and several that went over little streams.

Eldest stood on one of many bridges along the way



Towards the end of the series we spied baby peering at her big sister and giggling at her. Perhaps she was saying hehe I'm getting carried and you're not. 

Siblings and Mummy

After a snack we decided to swap over who looked after which girl. My stomach was relieved to have a rest from carrying baby. I had my second c-section 8 months ago. I took to walking with the eldest and was really proud of her. When we got to the top of the hill she pointed out this wind mill which she was fascinated by.

Eldest stood at a gate fascinated by the wind mill

 Oh and of course we had to stop to post an imaginary letter. 

Eldest posting an imaginary letter

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  1. Looks like you had a lovely day exploring!! #bestandworst

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  2. Ah lovely pictures! You sound like you had a good day and worked very hard with all that carrying. Thanks for sharing with #bestandworst x

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    1. Thank you. We sure did and had a great work out in the fresh air.

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  3. What a great day out. We've been walking down the river behind where we live recently, it's so lovely down there and with the footpath having some attention its not all muddy so I manage to stay on my feet and not slip all over the place!:)
    Mainy
    #bestandworst.

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    1. It sure was. It's lovely to read that people are looking after the great outdoors.

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  4. visiting again from #BloggerClubUK
    pinning and tweeting too xxx
    Mainy

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  5. Thank you for sharing your special day with us at #ablogginggoodtime 🎉 it looks Like you had a fabulous time 💙

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  6. Lovely pictures - makes me want to get out in the countryside!
    Thanks so much for sharing with #coolmumclub x

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  7. He he love a bit of puddle stomping! We've just done the redmayne ramble! I love the imagination that goes into these trails! I'd love to do my own one day!! ‪Thank you for linking up to the #familyfunlinky‬

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    1. Ah you really should. I bet it would be fantastic.

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  8. Hi Helena, geocaching looks so much fun and I love the way you still get out and manage to do it with two little ones in tow. Your little girl looks so cute in the photos. Don't wellies come in small sizes? Puddles are there to be jumped in, even I can't help myself.

    Thank you for linking up with the #MMBC.

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    1. Thank you for the compliments Debbie.

      When we went to a well known shoe shop around Christmas they said they had no wellies in her size so I assumed nobody did. I will have to take another look at what is out there.

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  9. Geocaching certainly gets you out and about a lot. Looks a lovely walk. I'd be surprised if you couldn't get boots that size. Could always go one size up and put thick socks on. Puddle jumping is fun. #CountryKids

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    1. It certainly does. Good idea regards the socks.

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  10. This looks like a great place to explore in search of geocaches and it's fab they're some more unusually packaged ones. My lot would've been straight into the nearest puddle back in the day too, they're definitely a draw to toddlers. Letter boxes and old phoneboxes really are a draw for kids aren't they? It must be the eye-catching red.

    Thanks for linking up with me on #CountryKids.

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    1. Yes there sure were a lot of things that caught her attention

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  11. looks like a lovely place to geocache. We love doing this too! #countrykidsfun

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  12. This looks like a lovely adventure. Love the imaginary letter. #myfamilyadventures

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    1. I think she must post Daddy's letters when they visit the post office in the village

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  13. I love the idea of the figure 8 for a geocaching expedition. We need to do a little geocaching on our next adventure. Thanks for joining in with #MyFamilyAdventures - we'll be back 26th March and hope to see you there

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    1. It certainly is good fun and makes a walk more exciting I think.

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  14. What a great place to explore I love it. Looks and sounds like you had a great day out together in February. This is a lovely linky jumping over from #myfamilyadventures

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  15. What a lovely adventure, we have never done geocaching before but I'd like to try it out #MyFamilyAdventures

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    1. Oh do. Once you start it can be addictive.

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  16. This looks like a fun day out. We go geocaching too, when we remember (!). I used to carry my babies like you - have you ever tried back carries? It's much easier on you once baby is over six months.
    #CountryKids

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    1. I think the carrier I've taken to wearing can be worn on the back too so will try that. Thank you.

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  17. We've been getting out and about in the mud lately too - it makes everything feel like a bit more of an adventure! This looks like a lovely place to explore, my son would have been fascinated by the windmill too! Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

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    1. I can't help but think of a children's book when it comes to walking through mud. I was surprised that eldest pointed at it as it came into her sight and felt I needed to explain it to her.

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  18. There's nothing like a winter walk to blow away the cobwebs and get the cheeks red and rosy! #MondayEscapes

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  19. This looks a great place to explore. We love nothing more than going out in our wellies and getting in the mud. Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

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  20. Sounds like a fun geocaching adventure. Love the photo of your eldest walking over the bridge :-) #CountryKids

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    1. I'm pleased at how that one turned out too.

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  21. Always love hearing about your geocaching adventures. This one looks like a great day out :-) #CountryKids

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    1. Ah thanks Lauren we enjoy getting outside and hunting them down. Godington was a great series to do.

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  22. Ah I bet that pull on your tummy ouch, its not something I have ever done I will have to give it a go one day. Thanks so much for linking up #MondayEscapes xxx

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  23. Oh we got into geocaching for a while and haven't been for ages, we must get out and try again. Thanks for the inspiration. Thanks for linking up to #MondayEscapes

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