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Treasure hunt for the Wolds project

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The community heritage project Down Your Wold is appealing for volunteers to help lay heritage related geocaches at various locations throughout the Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Geocaching is known as a modern day treasure hunt where participants use their smart phone’s GPS system to navigate through clues to find a hidden container.

Down Your Wold project officer, Sam Phillips, said: “The training sessions are open to people who would like to lay a geocache in their village or favourite Wolds walk.

“It is hoped that the hidden treasure will encourage people to enjoy the countryside, explore our wonderful Wolds villages and learn more about the fascinating heritage of our local landscape.”

Anyone wanting to be involved or interested to learn more is invited to attend one of four training sessions planned this April.

The two hour training session will be provided by Mike Eckersley, Chairman of Market Rasen Walkers are Welcome.

The session will include an introduction for beginners followed by an opportunity for volunteers to sign up to a location and become part of this exciting initiative.

The training sessions will take place on the following dates; volunteers only need to attend one session -

Wednesday April 9

Afternoon session in Walesby Village Hall at 1.30pm.

Evening session in Nettleton Village Hall at 6.30pm.

Friday April 25

Afternoon session in the Orchard Gallery at Gunby Hall and Gardens at 1.30pm.

Evening Session in Hemingby Village Hall at 6.30pm.

Parking is available at all venues and refreshments will be provided.

For more information on Down Your Wold please visit www.down-your-wold.co.uk or call 01507 609740.

The Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is a nationally important and protected landscape, 216 square miles (558 sq km) was designated an AONB in 1973.

 

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