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.
MARCH OFFER! MOTHERS DAY SPECIALS 2017
Treat Mum in March - she is worth it!
For any remaining March breaks we will include cream tea on arrival - so you can just arrive and treat mum - you'll just need to put the kettle on for her! (Please request when booking).
Enjoy the SNOWDROP SEASON DURING FEBRUARY into MARCH -
3 SPECTACULAR SNOWDROP WALKS nearby
In the month of February the first signs of spring can be enjoyed with the lengthening days and spectacular walks in the area.
We are fortunate to be centrally located between 3 nationally renowned areas in this country for magnificent snowdrops displays that are within easy reach and offer some of the most lovely walks that you can do in this area.
For Weekend, Midweek or week breaks
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)
SPRING BREAKS - Get together with family and friends in this lovely part of the Peak District ..... and explore....
check our live availability calendar
- 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
We are 'Lambing Live' from the end of February/March and Aprill!
Hopefully lots of lovely lambs skipping round for our guests to enjoy in MARCH/APRIL/MAY/JUNE - come and meet the flock and the new arrivals - very welcome to try your hand at bottle feeding!!
Many of you have already met 'Evie & her flock' - dont forget if you can't make it this year you can keep upto date with what's happening on her Facebook page 'Evie's flock at Troutsdale Farm'
New for 2017! RHS Chatsworth Flower Show
7-11 June 2017
For the first time in more than a decade, the RHS Royal Horticultural Society) is embarking on a new show locally "with a style and content unlike any of its existing events" with "cutting edge design in the heart of Derbyshire"
Chatsworth is just a lovely 40 minutes drive over stunning Peak District countryside from our cottages - so be sure to to book your tickets during your stay with us, or find out more here
From 2014 to 2018 ... Peak District communities and attractions are staging events, exhibitions and talks to commemorate and remember the lives of those who lived, fought and died in the First
World War and the Second World War.
Visit the Peak District area and join in this global commemoration. See more....
"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"
"Lovely cottage, lovely area, lovely holiday! Thank you"
Find out what our guests say about us in our guestbook
CHECK OUT THE LOVELY LOCAL COUNTRYSIDE HERE IN THIS VIDEO... (can be enlarged once you start to play)
Harvesting Video at Troutsdale Farm ...