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Activity Idea: Geocaching

Treasure hunting with a GPS receiver!

Geocaching is pronounced geo-khash-ing. A Geocacher will go to a location that has usually some special interest or beauty. Clearly this could be within woodland. At the location, they will hide a small waterproof box containing a few varied bits and pieces (usually of little value) a logbook and a pen or pencil.

Using their GPS receiver, the cacher records the coordinates of their cache and returns home to log it's existence on a website.

Another cacher will see the listing about the cache, enter the coordinates into their GPS receiver and go in search of it. When they find it, the finder may take something from the cache and leave something in return, and for posterity, enter a log in the logbook.

It might be possible to work with a local group to offer a bespoke geocaching facility within a series of woodlands on a farm or estate for example, to which the group has exclusive access.

information sheets

To learn more about obtaining planning permission look at Information sheet 1  


To learn more about environmental, landscape and heritage issues look at Information sheet 2


To learn more about where to seek professional advice look at Information sheet 3


To learn more about creating a business plan look at Information sheet 4


To learn more about education, the arts and health initiatives look at Information sheet 5


To learn more about infrastructure, access and facilities look at Information sheet 6


To learn more about insurance look at Information sheet 7


To learn more about Marketing, Advertising and Research look at Information sheet 8


To learn more about opportunities for grants and funding look at Information sheet 9


To learn more about staff training and recruitment look at Information sheet 10


To learn more about working with existing tourism, recreation and leisure enterprises look at Information sheet 11


To find out more about working with other woodland activities look at Information sheet 12


To learn more about promoting diversity look at Information sheet 13



contact information


The Geocaching Association of Great