Clent Hills Geocaching Treasure Hunt

Posted: 2009-06-19

Here's an nifty way to combine fun, exercise and experiencing one of Worcestershire's historic outdoor areas with the new phenomenon of geocaching. The National Trust has put in place a geocaching treasure hunt in the Clent Hills of northern Worcestershire, and are offering special geocaching days out during the summer months.

If you haven't heard of geocaching, its basically using a handheld GPS to find hidden (that's the 'cached' part of the name) clues in outdoor areas. Participants record the clues (and put them back for other users to find).

Clent Hills Geocaching Treasure Hunt

The National Triust plans geocaching days on 28 June, 26 July, and 30 August 2009. If you don't have a GPS unit, don't worry; you can hire them out on the day, and you will receive instructions on how to use them. Events last approximately 4 hours, and no previous experience is necessary. Activities run from the Nimmings Wood car park (OS: SO938807).

The Clent Hills are located between Hagley and Bromsgrove in northern Worcestershire, and are owned by the National Trust. Within the boundaries of the Clent Hills are several intriguing follies, including an 18th century mock stone circle built by Lord Cobham of Hagley Hall, who once owned the area. The Hills are a combination of woodland and heath, offering excellent views south to the Cotswolds, and miles of footpaths.

Other highlights of the Clent Hills include a lovely beech woodland called Horse's Mane, the picnic area of Robbo's Pool, and waterside walks along Sling Pool.

For more information on the geocaching days at Clent Hillls, contact the National Trust's Community Links Officer on 01562 712822, or email tamsin.mosse@nationaltrust.org.uk

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