It’s only rocks and strolls, but we like it

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reap­pear­ing in places I didn’t ex­pect.”

Pet­t­rina Keogh, from West­cott, runs a sim­i­lar group called Sur­reyHills Rock Hun­ters, which cov­ers Dork­ing, Guild­ford and Reigate. In just a few weeks the group has gained a large fol­low­ing and Ms Keogh has had some amaz­ing feed­back.

She said: “It’s gained more trac­tion than I an­tic­i­pated, and at an amaz­ingly fast rate.

“We thought a few lo­cal school fam­i­lies and friends would get in­volved, but now have 350 ac­tive mem­bers in just a few weeks.

“I love the fact that the kids are in­spired to get crafty too, and they’re so ex­cited when they see their cre­ations turn up in dif­fer­ent places through the Face­book group finder posts.

“One of my son’s Poke­mon rocks has trav­elled from Guild­ford to Shere, to Leith Hill, to West­cott, to Box Hill and back to Dork­ing in the last four weeks.”

The mum, who works in global ad­ver­tis­ing, said she was in­spired by the idea af­ter hear­ing about it through word of mouth.

Ms Keogh added: “I heard about the craze from friends in Eal­ing – they have a very pop­u­lar group there.

“[It] turns out its been a craze sweep­ing Amer­ica, Aus­tralia and New Zealand for some time.

“My seven-year-old son loved the idea and there didn’t ap­pear to be any lo­cal groups, so we de­cided to set one up our­selves. Luck­ily I work from home mostly, so have time to get out­doors with the kids and dog in the lovely Sur­rey Hills coun­try­side.

“It was the sum­mer holidays and I wanted some­thing to en­ter­tain the kids when I needed to work, and get them out­doors rather than glued to screens.”

You can join Sur­reyHills Rock Hun­ters and Sur­rey Rocks on Face­book.

See their pages for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion.

A se­lec­tion of painted rocks cre­ated by mem­bers of the Sur­rey Rocks group, which have been posted on its Face­book page

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