Geocaching

All of our caches have notebooks to write messages in © National Trust / Peak District

All of our caches have notebooks to write messages in

Dark Peak's Trail

Geocaching is an exciting high-tech treasure hunting game played worldwide in which GPS devices are used to locate hidden containers, called geocaches. The geocaches in the Dark Peak are more challenging than the Longshaw trail and is suitable for advanced geocachers. Participants can share their experiences online at www.geocaching.com.

All our Peak District caches

Just some possible contents of our fantastic caches

Just some possible contents of our fantastic caches

A series of 15 National Trust geocaches have been placed around the Peak District for you to find. Follow the link below for all of our geocache coordinates, hints and information.

Please leave feedback in our geocache log books or at www.geocaching.com.

Risks & information

Our geocaches in the Peak District are a new way for people to explore and engage with this beautiful area. Before taking part please read the guide below that has some very helpful information.

Getting started

  • You will need a GPS device (or smart phone) - don't forget batteries
  • Find our caches near you on www.geocaching.com (you will need to sign up)
  • Enter the co-ordinates into your GPS
  • Follow your GPS towards the spot - then use your wits to find it
  • Fill out the log book and return the cache to its hiding place
  • Log your find on www.opencaching.com or www.geocaching.com, and pick your next one!
  • Try out our other challenging trail at White Peak or take beginners to our Longshaw trail

Don't have a GPS unit?

A GPS unit and some fun toys you may find inside one of our caches

A GPS unit and some fun toys you may find inside one of our caches

If you don't have a device that can track geocaches or are just wanting to try it out, then you can hire a Garmin GPS unit from the Longshaw shop which has the Longshaw trail points already programmed into it. You won't be able to use it for our Dark Peak trail but you can try out the Longshaw one to see if Geocaching is for you. Call the shop for more information or to reserve a unit on 01433 637904.

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