If you love a treasure hunt, you should give geocaching a try.

Geocaching is a real world , treasure hunting game that uses GPS to navigate set coordinates. By following the coordinates you attempt to find the geocache (a container) hidden at that location. It’s a great way to see an area, while adding a bit of fun for the family. Be warned it can become quite addictive!!

A typical “cache” is a waterproof container containing a logbook with a pen. When the geocacher finds the container they add the dates and their code names.

Geocaching was originally similar to the 160-year-old game letterboxing, which uses clues and references to landmarks embedded in stories. Geocaching was conceived in around 2000 when the advent of GPS made finding the exact location of something much The first documented placement of a GPS-located cache took place on May 3, 2000, by Dave Ulmer of Beavercreek, Oregon, and since then it has become a worldwide hobby.

  1. Find you nearest Geocache using one of the many links or internet websites. You can also use apps on your phone.
  2. Navigate to the location that is given using GPS
  3. Once you find the Cache, sign and date the accompanying log book and put the cache back exactly how you found it

A great website to find out more about Geocaching is here you can find hundreds of local treasures in Woolacombe and Mortehoe.

If you decided to give Geocaching a try, please let us know, we would love to hear how you got on, and perhaps write about your experiences for our magazine, or perhaps send a photo of yourself with the ‘cache’ for our readers gallery.

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