Get Geocaching

three children in countryside using a gps unit to hunt for a geocache

Geocaching is a hi-tech treasure hunt that is a great way to get the family out and explore the countryside. It makes walks more exciting and is a big hit with older children - and quite a lot grown ups.

Caches are small boxes that people have hidden all over the place. We have lots on the Clent Hills but they can be found anywhere, there is even one on the International Space Station. To find them you can use a gps unit or download an app which will use a compass to help you navigate towards the area where the cache is hidden. Once you are within a few metres of the cache it is down to you to search for it, under piles of logs, nestled within tree roots, there are lots of good hiding spots.

Each cache contains a log book that everyone who finds the cache writes in to say that they have found it and to leave messages for other people who might come across it. The caches also contain lots of small trinkets, the kind of thing you might find in a Christmas cracker, geocachers swap these, so if you want to take one from any caches that you find come prepared with trinkets of your own to swap them with.

Geocaching is a different and fun way to explore the outdoors with a group of friends or family. The hi-tech nature of it appeals to older children, particularly those who have outgrown a lot of the family trails that we traditionally put on.

You can get geocaching anywhere by downloading an app on your phone, or if you'd like a bit of a helping hand you can come to one of our geocaching events, where you can hire a gps unit, learn how to use it and go off looking for a series of caches that the National Trust have hidden on the hills.

You can find out when the next geocaching event is by looking at the What's On section of our website.

Upcoming events

Ramble around the Hills

Sun 25 Nov 2018
10:00-13:00
Enjoy the brisk autumn weather and clean, crisp air on a 5-mile ramble around the Clent Hills.

Woodland Elves - SOLD OUT

Sat 08 Dec 2018
14:00-16:00
The Clent Hills elves need you! Father Christmas is on his way and we need your help to get ready. After the hard work of building a shelter, making decorations and setting up a trail, there is a reward of a delicious treat around the fire with a...

Woodland Christmas - SOLD OUT

Sun 09 Dec 2018
10:00-10:30
Have a very Christmassy adventure at Clent Hills. Explore the hills with a Christmas trail before making you way to the woodland grotto to meet our Father Christmas, dressed in woodland green.

Winter Ramble

Wed 12 Dec 2018
10:00-13:00
Explore the stark beauty of the Clent Hills as winter starts to take hold, revealing new views of the surrounding countryside.

New Year Ramble

Wed 09 Jan 2019
10:00-13:00
Blow away the cobwebs and walk into the New Year with a 5 mile ramble around the Clent Hills.