fbpx
Close
Articles by Year

<<     >>

Articles by Category

UK +44 (0)1479 420 020

Activities

Selected Trips

    Locations

    Selected Trips

      An Introduction to Geocaching

      By Sarah Morton
      More by

      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 22nd Mar - 28th Mar 2021 £1,0654 place(s) leftBook Now
      Family Adventure - Treasure Highlands 31st Mar - 6th Apr 2021 £1,0654 place(s) leftBook Now
      Family Adventure - Treasure Highlands 12th Apr - 18th Apr 2021 £1,0654 place(s) leftBook Now
      Family Adventure - Treasure Highlands 19th Apr - 25th Apr 2021 £1,0653 place(s) leftBook Now
      Family Adventure - Treasure Highlands 23rd Apr - 29th Apr 2021 £1,0654 place(s) leftBook Now
      Family Adventure - Treasure Highlands 3rd May - 9th May 2021 £1,0653 place(s) leftBook Now
      Family Adventure - Treasure Highlands 22nd May - 28th May 2021 £1,0657 place(s) leftBook Now
      Family Adventure - Treasure Highlands 25th May - 31st May 2021 £1,0654 place(s) leftBook Now
      Family Adventure - Treasure Highlands 29th May - 4th Jun 2021 £1,0654 place(s) leftBook Now
      Family Adventure - Treasure Highlands 29th May - 4th Jun 2021 £1,0654 place(s) leftBook Now
      Family Adventure - Treasure Highlands 29th May - 4th Jun 2021 £1,0654 place(s) leftBook Now
      Family Adventure - Treasure Highlands 30th May - 5th Jun 2021 £1,0654 place(s) leftBook Now
      Family Adventure - Treasure Highlands 1st Jun - 7th Jun 2021 £1,0655 place(s) leftBook Now
      Family Adventure - Treasure Highlands 3rd Jul - 9th Jul 2021 £1,0656 place(s) leftBook Now
      Family Adventure - Treasure Highlands 13th Jul - 19th Jul 2021 £1,0654 place(s) leftBook Now
      Family Adventure - Treasure Highlands 19th Jul - 25th Jul 2021 £1,0654 place(s) leftBook Now
      Family Adventure - Treasure Highlands 22nd Jul - 28th Jul 2021 £1,0654 place(s) leftBook Now
      Family Adventure - Treasure Highlands 1st Aug - 7th Aug 2021 £1,0654 place(s) leftBook Now
      Family Adventure - Treasure Highlands 1st Aug - 7th Aug 2021 £1,0654 place(s) leftBook Now
      Family Adventure - Treasure Highlands 2nd Aug - 8th Aug 2021 £1,0654 place(s) leftBook Now
      Family Adventure - Treasure Highlands 6th Aug - 12th Aug 2021 £1,0654 place(s) leftBook Now
      Family Adventure - Treasure Highlands 23rd Aug - 29th Aug 2021 £1,0655 place(s) leftBook Now
      Family Adventure - Treasure Highlands 27th Aug - 2nd Sep 2021 £1,0653 place(s) leftBook Now
      Family Adventure - Treasure Highlands 23rd Oct - 29th Oct 2021 £1,0654 place(s) leftBook Now

      Meet the Author: Sarah Morton

      News & Offers

      Be the first to hear about new trips, locations and activities with our monthly newsletter