Have you found one of the rocks hidden in Norfolk?

Found this lovely rock on the way to schoo in Thetford. Picture: Thuy Bullen

Found this lovely rock on the way to schoo in Thetford. Picture: Thuy Bullen - Credit: Thuy Bullen

A new treasure-hunt trend known as rock hunting has taken Norfolk by storm with over 25,000 people taking part across the county.

A Pac-Man rock found in Sheringham by Ben. Picture: Tim Unwin

A Pac-Man rock found in Sheringham by Ben. Picture: Tim Unwin - Credit: Tim Unwin

A new treasure-hunt trend known as rock hunting has taken Norfolk by storm with over 25,000 people taking part across the county.

Rock hunting involves decorating rocks, stones and pebbles, before hiding them for others to find.

The stones are decorated using pen or paint, sealed to ensure they aren't ruined by the rain and then those that find them are able to keep them or hide for someone else to enjoy.

A community Facebook page for the project, called Norfolk Rocks, was set up by Rocky Rainboe and aims to 'bring a little magic and mystery to Norfolk and beyond'.

Charlie King has left his DS rock in the Norwich Cathedral grounds. Picture: Richard King

Charlie King has left his DS rock in the Norwich Cathedral grounds. Picture: Richard King - Credit: Richard King

Members share their finds on the Facebook page, which now boasts over 25,000 members, and connect with other rock hunters.


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Rocky said: 'Two weeks in to another long summer holiday I was looking for something new to help while away the hours when I stumbled upon rock hunting.

'People's creativity and enthusiasm for this craft is a joy to behold.

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'Children as young as 18 months all the way up to retired adults are getting on board and rocking Norfolk!'

Discovered in the Norfolk cathedral herb garden. Picture: Chris Spence

Discovered in the Norfolk cathedral herb garden. Picture: Chris Spence - Credit: Chris Spence

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A beautiful sparkly rock found our front garden in Taverham, Picture: Hannah Westwood

A beautiful sparkly rock found our front garden in Taverham, Picture: Hannah Westwood - Credit: Hannah Westwood

Twig and I discovered a beautiful rock in Eaton Park yesterday. Picture: Lauren Duraj

Twig and I discovered a beautiful rock in Eaton Park yesterday. Picture: Lauren Duraj - Credit: Lauren Duraj

Found in the cathedral grounds by Mark Shepherd. Picture: Mark Sheperd

Found in the cathedral grounds by Mark Shepherd. Picture: Mark Sheperd - Credit: Mark Shepherd

This cherry cupcake stone is waiting to be found in Gorleston. Picture: Rebecca Osborne/rebeccaosbor

This cherry cupcake stone is waiting to be found in Gorleston. Picture: Rebecca Osborne/rebeccaosborne.co.uk - Credit: Rebecca Osborne/rebeccaosborne.co.uk

Another found and re-hidden in Whitlingham. Picture: Scott Chapman

Another found and re-hidden in Whitlingham. Picture: Scott Chapman - Credit: Scott Chapman

Found and re-hidden by Joshua Oldham. Picture: Tina Oldham

Found and re-hidden by Joshua Oldham. Picture: Tina Oldham - Credit: Tina Oldham

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