We’re introducing more people to the fun of geocaching. All you need to get going is a sense of adventure and the coordinates to find the treasure hidden.
Geocaching is an exciting outdoor adventure for the whole family. It’s a treasure hunt for the digital generation, where you can enjoy the freedom of being outside and discovering new places. All you need is a hand held GPS or a smart phone and a sense of fun.
A geocache or ‘cache’ is a small waterproof treasure box hidden outdoors. Geocachers seek out these hidden goodies guided by a GPS enabled device which uses coordinates, or ‘waypoints’ downloaded from the geocaching.com website or you can download a free geocaching app for Android or iPhone.
Whether on the side of a windswept mountain or on an expanse of beach, there are geocaches hidden across the UK, including in two of our churchyards in Hutton Buscel and Brompton. Our volunteers have been extremely creative, so you will need to hunt for the cache!
What will you discover?
So once you’ve found the treasure box – what will you find inside? Most caches have a log book for you to leave a message in and the satisfaction of finding the box is a reward in itself. But often you will also find a strange array of trinkets that people have left to swap. If you take a treasure out of the box, you should leave another trinket in its place, so come prepared.