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Treasure-hunters take to the countryside to follow the geocaching trail

Geocaching event organised by Countryside NK, at Culverthorpe Hall.
L-R Sue Connolly, Paddy Conolly, Maggie Davis, David Booth, Richard Dennis, Greame Campbell, Lorna Campbell.

Geocaching event organised by Countryside NK, at Culverthorpe Hall. L-R Sue Connolly, Paddy Conolly, Maggie Davis, David Booth, Richard Dennis, Greame Campbell, Lorna Campbell.

Following a trail of hidden clues across countryside to find buried ‘treasure’ provided an alternative day out for many at the weekend.

But there were no pirates in sight and no ‘X’ marking the spot with this modern-form of treasure hunting, known as geocaching.

Young and old took to the countryside near Culverthorpe Hall on Sunday and raced against each other to locate the hidden treasure using GPS-enabled devices, including smartphones.

The activity was organised by Countryside NK to give people an introduction to Geocaching. It formed part of a series of free countryside events designed to promote North Kesteven’s network of Stepping Out walks.

Stepping Out is a collection of accessible walks through quiet, unspoilt countryside in the heart of rural Lincolnshire, incorporating areas that help to promote the area’s unique heritage.

 

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