Geocaching

Geocaching is an outdoor activity which involves using a GPS device or mobile phone to hide and seek containers called geocaches. There are millions of geocaches hidden around the world and it’s highly likely there are some near you right now. 

A geocache is usually a waterproof container that contains a logbook. The finder signs the log with their geocaching code name and adds a date. Once signed the cache must be replaced in the exact location it was found. 

Larger geocaches contain small items for trading such as small toys and trinkets. It is a good idea to take some small items with you to ‘swap’ with what is in the geocache or leave a little piece of you for others to find. Geocaching is a great way to get the family outdoors, get some exercise and explore places local to you and further afield. 

To get started download a geocaching app such as Geocaching for your iPhone or Android phone. Once downloaded set up a free account. Once logged in you can see the geocaches located close to your position. Each geocache has a description and hints to help you find it. Using GPS you can navigate to the geocache using the Geocaching app. 

A map showing the location of geocaches
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A map showing the location of geocaches

If you are looking for something to do over the summer then take a look at geocaching.

Anthony Bennett

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