Geocaching is a great way to have fun and visit new places in and around Yorkshire.

Geocaching is essentially a global "hide and seek" game, where someone hides a cache - often a container or some other means to prove you are at the correct spot - and then other people have to find them! How easy or difficult they are to find depends from cache to cache.


How do I get started with Geocaching?

The best way to get started with Geocaching is by downloading the Geocaching app and registering an account. You can download the app in the iOS App Store and Android Play Store.

You can then browse various geo caches and then navigate to its location.

If you do not wish to download the app, you can register on a computer instead, write down the locations and carry an ordinance survey map with you.


What to do when you find a cache

When you find a cache you should sign the log book, log your discovery on the app and trade items stored in cache if you so desire. If you're an avid user of social media, you may want to take a selfie too. And lastly, remember to put the cache back where you found it!


Safety considerations

Geocaching, like any other outdoor activity, can be dangerous. Pay attention to your surroundings while you play and reassure you plan accordingly, especially if you're venturing far or into remote locations.


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