The September meet-up was all about trying something new and exercising! I was introduced to Geocaching by my friend Katie and I loved it – I think every adult still likes to treasure hunt!!!!
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.
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 UK including hundreds on our land. (National Trust Website).
It was lovely to see the members partners and kids at this meet-up – Geocaching is for the whole family! We completed the Stock Loop and we did manage to find some of the caches along the trail – after we got a hang of it! We ended the trail we a much needed bit of grub and a drink at the pub 🙂