Have you been Geocaching before? Geocaching is ‘the world’s largest treasure hunt’ and is a free activity; outdoors, lots of fun and great fun for the whole family. We have been several times now and really enjoy the challenge of finding a geocache.
What do I need to go Geocaching?
How does Geocaching work?
Once you have the Geocaching app, you can search the app by location, globally. When we started Geocaching I started by searching our local area. I was amazed by how many geocaches there were nearby, there was even one hiding on our road!
Now we type our location into the geocaching app when we are on a walk and see if we can find any geocaches on some of our walks.
The app gives you a location and a couple of clues as to where you will find the geocache. We have found that you may have to hunt a little as the geocache’s are not always in exactly the location as described but so far we have always found them nearby. Sometimes a geocache maybe missing sadly, as I presume people may find them, not understanding exactly what ‘the little tubs’ actually are. Missing Geocaches are generally noted on the app if one is missing, or you can record a missing geocache on the app to help others if they look for the same one.
Once you find a geocache you can record that you have found it on the geocaching app and there should also be a log book or sheet inside the geocache box or tub which you can sign and log your find – remember to take a pen on your walks! There are often ‘trinkets’ inside the geocache, the idea is that you could take one of these ‘trinkets’ as long as you replace it with something of the same value, just make sure you leave the log with the geocache though. I have to say we have never taken a trinket but it’s fun to find the geocache and have a look what’s been hidden.
Where can I go Geocaching?
You can go across the UK, in fact across the world! Why not give it a go when you are on a walk, a day out or holiday.
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