Geocaching Cosgrove to Stoke Bruerne

Geocaching Cosgrove to Stoke Bruerne
Geocaching Cosgrove to Stoke Bruerne
When we are out walking as a family, why would we not have a hunt for any geocaches hidden along the route? Following on from Yesterday’s Walk post (Old Wolverton to Stoke Bruerne),  this post covers our geocaching Cosgrove to Stoke Bruerne section of the Grand Union canal.

Geocaching Cosgrove to Stoke Bruerne

 

Our day started out as just a planned walk to Stoke Bruerne, but we quickly realised that there were quite a few Geocaches along the canal, as part of a series on the MK boundary walk, we have previously attempted a number of caches around the Cosgrove area, but this would be our first adventure beyond the village.

Bubs vlogging her day
Bubs vlogging her day

 

The Little Lady ready for the day ahead
The Little Lady ready for the day ahead

Soggy Sheets and DNF’s

I’m not sure at times if we are very good at Geocaching, today was definitely a day of more misses than hits, personally I blame those damn Ivy Covered Tree hides! It seemed that time after time today we were confronted with a cache hidden in ivy (many without any mention of size, which can make things tricky), I guess this is usual on the canal, there isn’t that much else to use as a hiding place. In total there were 3 Did Not Finds on our hunt today.
Having said that sometimes, when you stop looking you spot the cache, no idea how that works, and that was the case today on one of our 3 finds. As were were giving up Zoe spotted teh cache hidden in a low bush, inside were the usual bits of tat, as well as a trackable (which we didn’t collect as we weren’t sure of our next outing and didn’t want to leave it hanging about too much), and unfortunately an inch of water!

 

Second Find of the Day
Second Find of the Day

 

A rather Soggy Cache
A rather Soggy Cache

 

Walking the Canal for Geocaches
Walking the Canal for Geocaches

 

Hard Finds

 

There are some very tricky Geocaches out there, well hidden in ivy trees, tiny, magnetic canisters, hidden under benches or signs, and then there is the next level! If you look at Geocaches on Pinterest you’ll find some interesting examples, but today we found one our self, well Bubs found one.
Hidden plastic capsule down, half buried in mud and leaf litter was the cache, why was it so hard, well as you can see from the below image, it was hidden as part of a rusty, metal, bottle top!
Best find of the Day from the Little Lady - bottle top geocache
Best find of the Day from the Little Lady

 

At the end of the day, this was not one of our most successful Geocaching days out, but then it was, in reality, an added bonus to our day out walking. 3 finds, 3 misses and a few that we switched off for while walking and missed the waypoint entirely. But hey this leaves more for us to find another time.

Our Final Destination - Stoke Bruerne
Our Final Destination – Stoke Bruerne

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12 Replies to “Geocaching Cosgrove to Stoke Bruerne

  1. I do like the idea of Geocaching as an added bonus to make a walk that you would probably have done anyway more exciting. Looking at it this way finding a cache at all is a delight. Well done on that cleverly disguised bottle top cache, that sounded very hard. The ones you missed were probably far easier, just eluded you! It looks like a lovely stretch of canal and a great way to enjoy some family time.

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    1. It certainly helps less keen walkers enjoy the walk 🙂 My daughter takes all credit for finding the bottle top cache, she found it while her mum an I were looking elsewhere.

  2. Geocaching can be fun and it can be frustrating. It is amazing that y'all were able to find the bottle cap cache. Wow, that was a hard one. Your post made me want to start geocaching again.#countrykids

  3. We've literally only found one Geocache, and it was because the guy who hid it basically showed us it! But your pictures make me appreciate that we've probably not been looking hard enough – that bottle cap one is crazy!
    #countrykids

  4. This looks fun. We have not tried GeoCaching yet.I am looking forward to trying it. Coming over from CountryKids xx

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