What is geocaching?
Geocaching is an exciting outdoor adventure for the whole family. It’s a treasure hunt for the digital generation, where you can enjoy the freedom of being outside and discovering new places. All you need is a handheld GPS and a sense of fun.
The Brand Detective team have been Geocaching all over Europe and as well as being a great game it’s a brilliant way to discover areas of a City you’ve never seen before – often the clues will give you historical information you’d never know if simply walking through a new place – we’re hooked.
A geocache or ‘cache’ is a small waterproof treasure box hidden outdoors. Geocachers seek out these hidden goodies guided by a GPS enabled device which uses coordinates, or ‘waypoints’ downloaded from www.opencaching.com or www.geocaching.com
So once you’ve found the treasure box – what will you discover inside? Most caches have a log book for you to leave a message in and the satisfaction of finding the box is a reward in itself. But often you will also find a strange array of trinkets that people have left to swap. If you take a treasure out of the box, you should leave another trinket in its place, so come prepared.
Whether on the side of a windswept mountain or on an expanse of beach, there are geocaches hidden across the world – it’s a great way to explore and a fab game for the whole family.
Here’s some screenshots from our finds …
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