Looking to turn your walk into a real adventure? Try a high-tech treasure hunt..........
Take a walk with a difference. Geocaching involves following co-ordinates and solving puzzles until you find a cache. It's a great way to turn a walk with family or friends into a real adventure.
There are some great places to discover locally and face the challenge of geocaching, so grab your boots and GPS and head off on a voyage of discovery in some of the most beautiful surrounding countryside of Staffordshire, Derbyshire and the Peak District National Park....
What is geocaching?
Geocaching is an exciting outdoor adventure for the whole family. It's a treasure hunt for the digital generation, where you can enjoy the freedom of being outside and discovering new places. All you need is a handheld GPS and a sense of fun.
A geocache or 'cache' is a small waterproof treasure box hidden outdoors. Geocachers seek out these hidden goodies guided by a GPS enabled device which uses coordinates, or 'waypoints' downloaded from www.opencaching.com or www.geocaching.com. Or you can download a free geocaching app for Android or iPhone.
So once you've found the treasure box – what will you discover inside?
Most caches have a log book for you to leave a message in and the satisfaction of finding the box is a reward in itself. But often you will also find a strange array of trinkets that people have left to swap. If you take a treasure out of the box, you should leave another trinket in its place, so come prepared.
There are geocaches hidden across the UK including our surrounding Peak District Countryside of Staffordshire and Derbyshire
Nervous about giving geocaching a go?
Type in ST13 for postcode location or type in local locations such as Tittesworth, The Roaches, Rudyard, Ilam, Dovedale, Leek, Buxton, Peak District.....
And.... enjoy your adventure!.......
Leek ST13 8TJ
Tel 01538 300101
To make a reservation now, you can also use our online form.
Click below for LATEST NEWS & OFFERS from Troutsdale Farm and the Leek area.
OFFER - late availability -
Old Shire Stables Cottage:-
** Mon 23rd July for 7 nights(was £1080 now £950)
** or 4 night break (was £770 now £590)
** or Frid 27th July for 2 or 3 nights (was £920 now £850) and
- will include:-
delicious cream tea on arrival - homemade fresh scones, local or homemade jam, british butter and fresh cream - just simply request when booking please..
AND ... FREE family Ticket to Chatsworth Farm and Playground during your stay (subject to them being available during your stay)
SUMMER HOLIDAYS at Troutsdale Farm! Family BBQ's, glorious Peak District views ... AND an area with so much to do - keep everyone entertained - Get together with family and friends in this lovely part of the Peak District ..... and explore....
- Check our live availability calendar for both cottages
- We can accommodate week breaks, weekend breaks and midweek breaks.
- There really is so much to see and do in this lovely area to keep all the family entertained - see our 'out and about' page
Various MIDWEEK BREAKS available - Not tied to school hols or working week? - Checkout our excellent midweek break rates (with 4 nights for the price of 3)
"We very much enjoyed our stay. The cottage is so very comfortable, with lovely views. The welcoming sponge cake was very much appreciated. This is our second stay and we will be back again next year"
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CHECK OUT THE LOVELY LOCAL COUNTRYSIDE HERE IN THIS VIDEO... (can be enlarged once you start to play)
Harvesting Video at Troutsdale Farm ...