Friday, 11 July 2014

Walking along 'The Edge'

Today Daddy M was at work, and J had decided she wasn't returning back to nursery as they are making her nap. She only has a few weeks left, so let her enjoy the extra time with us before school starts in September. The weather was glorious. So we decided to go for a walk along Congleton Edge. We have never been here before, but was on the hunt for 3 geocaches as well as a picnic spot.
 
We left the pushchair at home as S hates it, and after seeing the ground, I was glad we did. It was dry, but rocky, and I knew the wheels would have constantly got stuck. S struggled a little, but soon got used to it, and J was enjoying the adventure, running off in front.
 
 
We soon reached the top of the hill, and the views were spectacular. We could see for miles. So it was a perfect spot for a girlie picture. And the first time I used the timer setting. A little more practice is needed I think.
 
 
And then we got to work on looking for the first geocache. It was easy to find, and the girls enjoyed looking through for the treasure.
 
 
We then realised just how hot it was, and stripped off our jumpers, but with no room in the bag, the girls had to carry their own... so the first time they have had it tied around the waist... so cute... 
We then headed into the trees and fern... and it was true adventure style..... with J still leading the group, whilst S stopped to explore everything.
 
 
We walked along the top of the summit, and at the other end, S found a dandelion with "fairies" ... the girls love setting the fairies free, but this one was stubborn. J ended up helping S, and it created the perfect pictures....
 
 
Then it was on to find our 2nd geocache. This was close to a road. So the girls stayed put on a boulder whilst I found it. But they happily posed with it.
 
 
We were then on a hunt for a picnic spot, and lucky enough as we were heading down to the bottom of the hill, we came across a big field, perfect to set up a base for lunch.
 
 
As I was packing up the site, the girls wanted to put on a "show". S was the baddie, and J was the goodie... there was a lot of dancing around, but the end result was J curled up in a ball on the floor....
 
 
After our picnic we headed into the deep trees, to find the last geocache. The last geocache was inside a cave. I was expecting one I could walk into.... but we had to slide into it... the girls could stand inside, but I was doubled over. It was exciting, and our first cave. Thankfully I took along the lanterns for the girls so we could see deep inside. And they were much braver then I was expecting with them both going in before myself...
 
 
After the cave, it was then the walk back to the car. We played hide and seek amongst the trees, and found some horses for the girls to say hello to, and of course a stick for S.... she sure does like them.
 

 
Next to the car, we found some more ponies.... tiny ones, or as S called them... baby ponies....
 
 
It was a lovely day out in the fresh air, enjoying each others company, the surroundings, and finding some geocaches.
 
 
 
Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

18 comments:

  1. Fabulous, I want to go here now :)

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  2. Really lovely photos. They remind me of the big walk we did for Emma's Army and Cancer Research the other week.
    Can't believe the nursery makes her nap! That is so annoying. If a child has grown out of napping, the nursery shouldn't make her do it.

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    1. They were so photogenic jus wish I could use all my settings on the camera for action shots, im slowly learning, but better on still things.
      I know, I am really not happy. her previous 2 nurserys stopped any napping, and she hasn't napped since 20 months..... she is 5 in 3 months!!!

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  3. Gorgeous photo's and this summer I am definitely going to try geochaching-my two would love it!

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    1. It is so much fun, I would recommend it. Look for big caches first with an easy terrain and difficulty. No more than 3 stars I would say... the bigger they are the more treasures it usually carries, just remember a little treasure to exchange. (£1 shops multi bags are good, or mcDonalds toy!) Look forward to hearing your adventures :-)

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  4. A wonderful adventure for you all. Well done in finding both the geocaches and the girls bravery for entering the cave! You have some lovely photos of the girls having a great time exploring. Thanks for linking up and sharing with Country Kids.

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    1. We always have great fun geocaching if the girls are up for it. :-) today was a lucky day with beautiful weather and great moods, which helps in good photos :-)

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  5. Looks like a fun adventure! I know I would of happily joined you if I was there!!! x

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    1. It was a great adventure for pre-schoolers :-) we are slowly building up for bigger adventures :-D

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  6. Its been awhile since we last geochache and I suddenly miss it after reading this post! Your girls are so brave to go in that cave! #countrykids

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    1. In this glorious weather it is great to get out and about. :-)

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  7. What a gorgeous day out! It's looks like such an amazing place. I can't wait until Tyler is a bit older and we can have more adventures like this

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    1. Thank you. It is great fun, I still remember the adventures when my eldest was 18months in the buggy..... collapsing the buggy to get over styles and letting her toddle for a few minutes... picking up leaves, stones, and sticks... and seeing the amazement through her eyes...

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  8. Looks like you had a fab day. Your pictures were great and I really enjoyed reading all about your adventures. Hope you have a lovely day and best wished from jollyjillys

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  9. Wow what a fun filled day, I'd really like to give geocaching a try :) #magicmoments

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  10. wow this looks like such a beautiful place to blow the cobwebs away!

    thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments x

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  11. Wonderful pictures and such beautiful colours, they both look like they are having a great time exploring :) #magicmoments

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