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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!

       

      Trip Date Price Availability Book
      Family Adventure - Treasure Highlands 7th Oct - 13th Oct 2019 £1,0655 place(s) leftBook Now
      Family Adventure - Treasure Highlands 7th Oct - 13th Oct 2019 £1,0655 place(s) leftBook Now
      Family Adventure - Treasure Highlands 12th Oct - 18th Oct 2019 £1,0654 place(s) leftBook Now
      Family Adventure - Treasure Highlands 12th Oct - 18th Oct 2019 £1,0654 place(s) leftBook Now
      Family Adventure - Treasure Highlands 14th Oct - 20th Oct 2019 £1,0654 place(s) leftBook Now
      Family Adventure - Treasure Highlands 14th Oct - 20th Oct 2019 £1,0654 place(s) leftBook Now
      Family Adventure - Treasure Highlands 19th Oct - 25th Oct 2019 £1,0655 place(s) leftBook Now
      Family Adventure - Treasure Highlands 20th Oct - 26th Oct 2019 £1,0654 place(s) leftBook Now
      Family Adventure - Treasure Highlands 21st Oct - 27th Oct 2019 £1,0656 place(s) leftBook Now
      Family Adventure - Treasure Highlands 26th Oct - 1st Nov 2019 £1,0655 place(s) leftBook Now
      Family Adventure - Treasure Highlands 26th Oct - 1st Nov 2019 £1,0651 place(s) leftBook Now
      Family Adventure - Treasure Highlands 26th Oct - 1st Nov 2019 £1,0653 place(s) leftBook Now
      Family Adventure - Treasure Highlands 19th Dec - 25th Dec 2019 £1,0658 place(s) leftBook Now
      Family Adventure - Treasure Highlands 3rd Apr - 9th Apr 2020 £1,0654 place(s) leftBook Now
      Family Adventure - Treasure Highlands 10th Apr - 16th Apr 2020 £1,0653 place(s) leftBook Now
      Family Adventure - Treasure Highlands 10th Apr - 16th Apr 2020 £1,0654 place(s) leftBook Now
      Family Adventure - Treasure Highlands 12th Apr - 18th Apr 2020 £1,0654 place(s) leftBook Now
      Family Adventure - Treasure Highlands 25th May - 31st May 2020 £1,0654 place(s) leftBook Now
      Family Adventure - Treasure Highlands 6th Jun - 12th Jun 2020 £1,0654 place(s) leftBook Now
      Family Adventure - Treasure Highlands 29th Jun - 5th Jul 2020 £1,0656 place(s) leftBook Now
      Family Adventure - Treasure Highlands 14th Jul - 20th Jul 2020 £1,0654 place(s) leftBook Now
      Family Adventure - Treasure Highlands 25th Jul - 31st Jul 2020 £1,0653 place(s) leftBook Now
      Family Adventure - Treasure Highlands 25th Jul - 31st Jul 2020 £1,0653 place(s) leftBook Now
      Family Adventure - Treasure Highlands 27th Jul - 2nd Aug 2020 £1,0654 place(s) leftBook Now
      Family Adventure - Treasure Highlands 1st Aug - 7th Aug 2020 £1,0653 place(s) leftBook Now
      Family Adventure - Treasure Highlands 1st Aug - 7th Aug 2020 £1,0653 place(s) leftBook Now
      Family Adventure - Treasure Highlands 22nd Aug - 28th Aug 2020 £1,0653 place(s) leftBook Now

      Meet the Author: Sarah Morton

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