A NEW craze involving making decorated rocks and hiding them for others to find is sweeping across Monmouthshire.

The idea is for people to paint and decorate rocks and then leave them for others to go out and find.

When people find a rock they take a picture of it and post it on the Facebook group, such as Caldicot Rocks which now has more than 1,000 members.

Those who find a rock can choose to hide it again, or keep the rock and hide a different one for others to find.

The craze started in America with a group called Love on the Rocks and has quickly spread to the UK.

Mother-of-two Carol Dunkley, from Caldicot, happened to find a decorated rock while on a day out in Cheddar Gorge with her children when she decided to set up a group for Caldicot.

The group now has more than 1,000 members and families from across Monmouthshire have been out hunting for rocks.

To mark the milestone of 1,000 members a prize rock will be hidden tomorrow with a prize on offer to whoever finds it. The group has also recently run an Easter competition.

“We started off by hiding a few around Caldicot Castle and from then on it flew,” said Mrs Dunkley.

“So many people have got involved. It is a really nice thing for children to do, and adults as well.

“You don’t have to be artistic. Rocks can be decorated in anyway.”

To join the group search Caldicot Rocks on Facebook.