Top ten places to go geocaching

Geocaching is a treasure hunt for the digital generation. It's also number 49 on our list of 50 Things to do before you're 11 ¾. Track down the co-ordinates on a smartphone app or GPS to find hidden boxes, known as ‘caches’. Inside most caches you’ll find a log book for you to leave a message and a strange array of trinkets that people have left to swap.

Two people walking through woodland in Northumberland in winter

Go geocaching at Allen Banks and Staward Gorge, Northumberland 

Geocaching at National Trust's Allen Banks and Staward Gorge is a fantastic way to explore Northumberland. Take your smartphone or GPS, an eagle eye and a spirit of adventure.

A rainbow against a stormy sky with a tree silhouetted above the sunny fields in the foreground of the Clent Hills, Worcestershire

Go geocaching at Clent Hills, Birmingham 

How many of the Clent Hills' geocaches can you unearth? There are four caches hidden around this special place in Birmingham for you to discover.

View of the bridge at Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire

Go geocaching at Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire 

There is so much to discover at Clumber Park in Nottinghamshire, and geocaching is a fantastic way to explore. There are more than 20 geocaches - how many can you discover?

Sunrise at Dunwich Heath, Suffolk

Go geocaching at Dunwich Heath, Suffolk 

Take one of the three trails at Dunwich Heath estate, Suffolk, and discover buried treasure. There are geocaches hidden all around - how many will you find?

A little girl in the Apostle Garden at Lytes Cary Manor, Somerset

Go geocaching at Lytes Cary Manor, Somerset 

Go on a modern-day treasure hunt at Lytes Cary Manor in Somerset and see how many of the five hidden geocaches you can uncover.

Three visitors finding a geocache box of treasure at Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve, Cambridgeshire

Go geocaching at Newark Park, Gloucestershire 

Explore Newark Park in Gloucestershire and you'll find more than beautiful scenery. See how many of the nine hidden geocaches you can find.

A girl with a handheld GPS at Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve, Cambridgeshire

Go geocaching at Polesden Lacey, Surrey 

You can reserve a GPS to use on your trip to Polesden Lacey in Surrey, to help you track down the geocaches that are hidden there.

Light shining through the branches of an oak tree with snow on the ground, near Roseberry Topping, North Yorkshire

Go geocaching at Roseberry Topping, North Yorkshire 

Use your smartphone or GPS to discover three geoacaches at Roseberry Topping in Yorkshire, and you'll unlock the secret to find the fourth hidden cache.

Visitors finding a geocache box of treasure at Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve, Cambridgeshire

Go geocaching at Tyntesfield, Bristol 

How many of Tyntesfield's six geocaches can you find? Round up your friends and family and go on a treasure hunt in this wooded parkland.

Two children on bikes using handheld GPS at Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve, Cambridgeshire

Go geocaching at Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire 

Go on a treasure hunt with a GPS or smartphone at Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire, and you might be able to find the four wildlife-themed geocaches hidden there.

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Find a geocache

Go searching for geocaches with National Trust adventurer Leni.