Geocaching at Acorn Bank

A girl enjoys geocaching in the great outdoors

Here at Acorn Bank, there are 6 caches hidden across the parkland, with small treasures to find inside. Can you locate them all? Some may not be immediately obvious – so you’ll need to keep your eyes peeled!

What is geocaching?

A geocache or ‘cache’ is a small waterproof container containing treasure hidden outdoors. These containers can look like anything (toys, boxes, tins etc) and geocachers (that’s you!) must use a GPS enabled device to find them, guided by coordinates or ‘waypoints’. You can download these onto a GPS receiver (or smartphone) from the geocaching.com website or download a free geocaching app for Android or iPhone.

The object is to find each container, sign and date the logsheet and swap one of the trinkets inside with one you’ve brought with you. The rule is if you take a treasure, you must leave another in its place so remember to come prepared!

You can find step-by-step instructions to get started on the National Trust geocaching page below.

Top tips for geocaching at Acorn Bank

  • Dress for the weather and wear sensible boots. (Waterproofs are always a good idea just in case!)
  • Toilets are located in the courtyard
  • Bring a selection of snacks and drinks to keep you going (our café hasn’t reopened yet)
  • Look out for wildlife on the way, from red squirrels in the woodlands to otter prints on the banks of the Crowdundle Beck
  • Tick off number 49 in your scrapbook of 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾