What Is Geocaching?

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.

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.

Find out more on geocaching.com

Whether on the side of a windswept mountain or on an expanse of beach, there are geocaches hidden across the UK including in some of our churchyards. 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.


Getting started

  • You will need a GPS device (or smart phone) – don’t forget batteries
  • Find a cache near you on geocaching.com (link below – you will need to sign up)
  • Choose a cache and enter the co-ordinates into your GPSFollow your GPS towards the spot – then use your wits to find it
  • Fill out the log book and return the cache to its hiding placeLog your find on opencaching.com (link below) and pick your next one!
  • Log your find on opencaching.com (link below) and pick your next one!

    ONLINE GIVING

    To make a donation online please select your Parochial Church Council and follow the instructions:

    Hutton Buscel PCC 

     – Wykeham PCC 

     – Brompton PCC

    – Snainton PCC  (NOT AVAILABLE)

    Thank you for providing the resources to enable us to continue our work in the local community and to maintain our much loved historic buildings and grounds.