Be an explorer - geocaching at Llanerchaeron

A family in a summer meadow using a geocache device

Set in the wooded Aeron valley, Llanerchaeron is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a perfect spot for geocaching. You can harness technology to explore the estate and enjoy a great adventure in the great outdoors.

At the heart of the estate is an elegant Georgian villa and working farm – caring for traditional breeds including Welsh Black cattle, Llanwenog sheep and Welsh pigs. Fanning out from the walled gardens and lake close to the house are acres of rich rolling countryside.

In spring the woodland is carpeted with a wonderful display of ground flora, beginning with snowdrops and followed by wild daffodils, wood anemone and bluebells. Summertime brings a burst of colour to the wildflower meadows and in autumn the woods glow with leaf colour.

Rich counryside

This rich and unchanged countryside supports a diverse community of wildlife; birds, bats and butterflies thrive in the estate’s woods and meadows and otters can be spotted in the river.

Geocaching is a popular new way to enjoy the outdoors. A hand held GPS receiver unit will guide you to a destination where you’ll find a hidden container (or cache). You can log your visit, share it with others and challenge yourself to find other caches at our special places around Wales.

Outdoor challenge 

You’ll find geocaching opportunities at our National Trust properties of Aberdulais Tinworks and Waterfall, Chirk Castle, Colby Woodland Garden, Dinefwr Park and Castle, Erddig, Tredegar House, as well as around the coast and countryside of Snowdonia, Brecon Beacons, and Pembrokeshire.

There are six caches at Llanerchaeron for you to find. Simply pick up your GPS at reception to get started on your adventure. Take a look at what there is to experience on the estate in our ranger’s wildlife page http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/llanerchaeron/features/llanerchaeron-wildlife