Geocaching

Try out our Geocache trails at Longshaw where you can also hire a GPS unit © National Trust/Longshaw

Try out our Geocache trails at Longshaw where you can also hire a GPS unit

Longshaw'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 geocache trail around Longshaw is perfect for beginners and those who can't walk up among the higher moorlands. Participants can share their experiences online at www.geocaching.com.

Hire 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. Call the shop for more information or to reserve a unit on 01433 637904.

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 or you could borrow a GPS unit from the Longshaw shop, call them for info on 01433 637 904
  • Find our caches near you on www.geocaching.com (you will need to sign up)
  • Choose a cache and 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 more challenging trails at White Peak and Dark Peak

All our Peak District caches

A geocache in situ in a Peak District woodland

A geocache in situ in a Peak District woodland

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.

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