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    An Introduction to Geocaching

    By Sarah Morton
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    Perhaps you’ve already heard about geocaching or maybe you are an experienced pro?

    Here at the Wilderness office in the Highlands, we’ve really been bitten by the geocaching bug! While the rest of the UK has been getting pelted with rain we’ve been out in the Wilderness navigating, seeking out and trading some pretty cool collectibles. Read on to learn more.

     

    An Introduction to Geocaching in Scotland

    What is Geocaching?

    Geocaching has been on-the-go for a while now, with some 5million geocachers worldwide it’s played individually or as part of a team in over 200 countries, across seven continents including Antarctica – it’s even being played on the International Space Station!  Players use a Global Positioning System or GPS, and navigational techniques, to hide-and-seek small containers that have been specifically placed and located – otherwise known as geocaches!  I suppose you could call it a high-tech, 21st century version of hide-and-seek.

    What's in a typical geocache? Read More
    • A logbook in which the geocacher enters their name and the date they found it, they can also sign the book with their geocache codename,
    • A a pencil or pen – some geocaches also have a stamp so you can mark up your own logbook as having found that particular geocache
    • Most geocaches include some type of collectable or trade-able items like toys, trinkets or stamps. Generally these items aren’t of a high monetary value, but they can be of personal importance to the collector.
    Geocaching Essentials Read More
    • Waterproof container – containing logbook, pen or pencil, trade-able/collectable items.
    • Geocache Coordinates – get these from your activity organiser, or from specific geocaching websites.
    • GPS – this should be built into your mobile phone.
    • Logbook – it’s a good idea to have your own logbook, so you can record the geocaches you have found.
    How To Play - The Basics Read More
    • Seek out a geocaching location near you.
    • Get the coordinates from the app.
    • Use your GPS to find the hidden geocaches.
    • Record your findings in your logbook – if there’s a stamp in the geocache, be sure to stamp your logbook.
    • When you find a geocache – note in the logbook that you have been there – you are free to take one of the items stored in the geocache and exchange it with one of your own.

    Geocaching is one of the best ways we have found to explore the wilderness while having the best fun – if you are keen to try out geocaching with your family why not have a look at the itinerary for our family activity holiday in Scotland – Treasure Highlands – it’s a week-long treasure hunt that includes geocaching!

     

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    Family Adventure - Treasure Highlands29th Jun - 5th Jul 2022£1,2153 place(s) leftBook Now
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    Family Adventure - Treasure Highlands15th May - 21st May 2023£1,295Trip Full

    Meet the Author: Sarah Morton

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