Troutsdale Farm Luxury Barn Holiday Cottages... "a special place to stay"
Troutsdale Farm Luxury Barn Holiday Cottages... "a special place to stay"

Geocaching Locally.....

Do you like a challenge and a breath of fresh air? We have the perfect settings for a high-tech treasure hunt.


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 or  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


Try Geocaching?

Nervous about giving geocaching a go?

  • Why not head along to one of the free National Trust geocaching events where people will be on hand to get you started.  Plus you'll be able to tick off one more thing on the National Trust's list of '50 Things to do before you're 11 3/4'!
  • Also try one of the local National Trust geocaching trails in the area such as Biddulph Grange Gardens, Longshaw Estate, Quarry Bank Mill and Styal Estate - where you can also borrow a GPS device if necessary.
  • For Quarry Bank Mill and Styal Estate  - To book a unit please contact Visitor Reception on 01625 445 864.


Getting Started....

  • You will need a GPS device (or smart phone) - don't forget batteries
  • Find a cache near you on (you will need to sign up)
  • Choose a cache and enter the co-ordinates into your GPS
  • Follow your GPS towards the spot - then use your wits to find it
  • Fill out the log book and return the cache to its hiding place
  • Log your find on, and pick your next one!

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!.......

Get out exploring.... get out enjoying .... the beautiful Staffordshire Peak District Countryside....

Contact us

Troutsdale Farm

Springbank Wood


Blackshaw Moor

Leek ST13 8TJ


Tel 01538 300101


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CHRISTMAS - We have just had a cancellation for Old Shire Stables Cottage - it will be decorated for Christmas including a real decorated Christmas tree, a basket of logs for a cosy log fire and freshly baked mince pies on arrival




Both Cottages available - sleeps 6/8 and 10 (total of 18).

Special Breaks throughout November & December .... ideal for family or friends get-together ... if you can't just manage it over the Christmas period - with our lovely large tables to all sit around. 

Include a little bit Christmas Shopping in the Peak District!  Buxton Spa Town, Leek's historic market town, Pottery bargins at Emma Bridgewater Factory,Chatsworth House Nativity, or medieval festivities at Haddon Hall, see Santa on a steam train ...... independent local shopping, farmers markets, festive events and fun ...... in the build up to Christmas in search of those special pressies..... combined with Peak District Walks, good local pubs and a cosy log fire to return to and wrap everything up! Make Shopping a pleasure in the Peaks this year .... make a weekend of it!

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)  


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