Geocaching events

Give geocaching a go at one of our events © Garmin

Give geocaching a go at one of our events

Why not add a new dimension to walking this autumn and take part in geocaching - a treasure hunt for the technological age.

There are hundreds of treasure caches – 'geocaches' – hidden all over the UK, including many at secret Trust locations just waiting to be discovered.

The challenge of geocaching involves using a GPS device to follow digital way markers points to find the hidden treasure boxes, where you can triumphantly add your name to the log book and in some, even find a special treasure.

Geocaching is great for a family adventure and is also number 49 on our list of 50 Things to do before you’re 11 ¾ so it’s a chance to tick off one more challenge on the list.

Geocaching events this autumn

Whether you’re tempted to try geocaching for the first time, or are a seasoned expert, we’ve got geocaching taster events, tried and tested treasure trails and free GPS units to borrow at many of our places this autumn.

Thanks to Garmin, a whole host of our places now offer the use of a GPS unit for free and our friendly staff are on hand to help set you off on your hi-tech adventure.

Family-friendly geocache trails

Many of our places have set up their own exciting geocaching trails, perfect for a family adventure. Some are even launching brand new treasure trails especially designed for the Great British Walk.

For first time geocachers

  • Fountains Abbey in North Yorkshire, Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire and Formby near Liverpool, are all running taster sessions  this autumn - the perfect opportunity to give it a try!

New this autumn

  • Our staff at Nymans in West Sussex and Brimham Rocks in North Yorkshire look forward to welcoming you as they open their exciting new geocache trails and would love your help to try them out.

A cache with a difference at Clent Hills in Worcestershire and Kinver Edge and the Rock Houses in the West Midlands where a Halloween themed hi-tech treasure hunt awaits intrepid explorers.

Explore the countryside

From the coast at Dunwich Heath in Suffolk, to the woodlands of Upper Wharfedale in North Yorkshire, to the hills of the Peak District; will you take up the geocache challenge?


  • Find a geocaching trail or event near you. All our featured geocaching trails are open throughout the autumn season, including half-term.

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