|Geocaching at Gopsall Temple|
We parked the car nearby and had a short walk across fields to the woodland which was beautiful. The Rhododendrons were in flower and the whole woodland had a beautiful untouched feel about it. Not surprising really because it was off the beaten track and people would need to make that little bit of extra effort to visit it.
|Gopsall Temple Woodland|
We continued our walk towards GZ and as we approached I couldn’t believe what I saw. Bearing in mind this place was not sign posted and not really marked on the map. Gopsall Temple is a Grade II listed building and it is said that George Frederick Handel closeted himself within the temple for 3 weeks during August/September 1741 to write his masterpiece “The Messiah”.
Gopsall Temple is a place of historical importance, set within a beautiful woodland and a place that we probably would not have visited if it wasn’t for Geocaching.