Do You Coddiwomple?

According to the Urban dictionary, Coddiwomple is defined as ”to travel in a purposeful manner towards a vague destination”. Basically this means to keep moving forward even when you are not quite sure where you are going!

I can certainly relate to this, having left the UK on several occasions to start off in one particular country/place, then wander from country to country for several months planning on the hoof and seeing where the day takes us and where we end up! I have to say it’s great fun and sometimes leads to the best adventures!! :sweat_smile:

Does anyone else relate to being a Coddiwomple? :thinking:


@Samox24 I am so looking forward to hearing other’s responses about this as I am sure, as nomads and expats, that many are “coddiwompling”!

What a fabulous word @Samox24 !

We coddiwomple when we are on a new housesit and take the dog for a walk for the first time. Sometimes the dog clearly has a regular route and they take you on it while you have no idea where you are going! Or you set off down a nearby footpath / trail with no real idea where it goes or how far and make up a route as you go along.

We also geocache while dog walking, so sometimes we are heading purposefully towards where the nearest geocache is, along unknown footpaths, with no idea what we’ll find there or along the way!


@Debbie we can certainly relate to that! :sweat_smile:

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@Samox24 like @Debbie-Moderator I just love this word … when I first heard it today, who said it and what it meant they could have been talking about me.

I had to look it up to see if there were any famous Coddiwomples and I found this Gallery in Cornwall, perhaps a group of CW’s will wander in together one day :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:


@Angela-HeadOfCommunity @Debbie-Moderator this is definitely on our to do list :+1:t2::joy:

@Samox24 - I only know this term because of author Tom Ryan - Tom_samwise_emily on instagram. Tom is the author of Saving Atticus and Will’s Red Coat, both wonderful books about his former dogs. Samwise and Emily are his current dogs and they just embarked on a long coddiwomple from New Hampshire across the U.S.


@SaraY how fabulous and thank you for sharing this and I am sure both books will make for a great read :+1:t2::slightly_smiling_face:

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This is exactly what we want to do and I a looking forward to reading more about what others do!! Love the term "Coddiwomple.: