Geocaching is a fast-growing hobby across the world, which involves hunting-down hidden containers called ‘caches’.  The primary technique for finding caches is by the use of a Handheld GPS device.  Caches contain a Logbook, often toys and trinkets, and sometimes clues to further caches (‘Multi-Caches or ‘Offset-Caches’’).  Trinkets may be removed if desired, but Geocaching etiquette asks that a replacement should be made.  Caches may also contain trackable times called Travel Bugs or Coins, which are designed to be removed and taken to a new cache - the movement of these can then be tracked via the main Geocaching Website, and by use of Google Earth.  Further details of Geocaching may be found from the main Geocaching Website - click here.  

Handheld GPS units are available at between £70 and £500 - however, there are now some very good “Apps” for Android and iPhone, some free, some “low cost paid-for” which are capable of taking you to within a couple of metres of a cache - on a sunny day in open countryside. However it is feasible to Geocache without a GPS unit, if sufficient planning is involved.

Want to know more about Geocaching and whether it is for you?  Don’t want to spend out on a GPS unit?  Just want to take a tour of a few Geocaches that are hidden in areas of outstanding natural beauty in North Wiltshire?  Then why not join one of our Walks that cover some of the local Geocaches and discover the fun for yourself!!   Walks that have Geocaches on-route are now marked with a G on their ‘Features’.

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