Chalking The Horse: It’s the Neigh-borly Thing to Do — Interview With CITO Host The Wombles

Cache In Trash Out® (CITO) is an environmental initiative supported by the geocaching community. Since 2002, CITO helps preserve the natural beauty of cache-friendly spaces. In that time, more than 363,000 people have volunteered at 18,000 events.

Lots of cachers think of CITO as a chance to pick up trash—which it definitely is. But the events are not limited to this—it’s also a chance to preserve the integrity of cache-friendly places in other outside-of-the-box ways!

The Wombles is a British geocacher who has taken improving mother earth to a whole new level. He hosts regular CITOs, among them a recurring crowd favorite—Wombling free – Chalking the Horse—meaning that, if you’re in the UK, you can attend!

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Wombling free – Chalking the Horse — Geocache of the Week

Cache In Trash Out Event
GC87M05
by The Wombles
Difficulty:
1
Terrain:
1.5
Location:
Southern England, United Kingdom
N 51° 34.630′ W 001° 34.005′

Cache In Trash Out® (CITO) is an environmental initiative supported by the geocaching community. Since 2002, CITO Events help preserve the natural beauty of cache-friendly spaces. In that time, more than 363,000 people have volunteered at 18,000 events.

Lots of cachers think of CITO as a chance to pick up trash—which it definitely is. But it’s also a chance to preserve the integrity of cache-friendly places in other ways!

Hosted by cache owner The Wombles, Wombling free – Chalking the Horse brings cachers together to restore a prehistoric chalked horse figure in Uffington. While it isn’t unusual for CITOs to be limited to one occurrence, this particular CITO recurs twice annually. This means that, if you’re in the UK, you have multiple opportunities to participate—making it a perfect candidate for our Geocache of the Week! 

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CITO 2019 Season 1

CITO 2019 Season 1, Halftime Show

CITO 2019 Season 1
CITO 2019 Season 1

All good cachers go geocaching, what do great cachers do?
Cachers
Improve
The
Outdoors!

The current count for Cache In Trash Out® 2019 Season 1 events is around 1,350. That’s a 24% increase over last year, and we’re only half of the way through the season. Woohoo! Additionally, the hashtag #trashtag has been trending on social media, piling onto the Earth-lovin’ frenzy. Double Woohoo!

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