Family Walking & Hiking

Our 1st Geocaching Hunt at Ogmore-by-Sea & Southerndown in South Wales

On a cold wintery weekend we decided to go Geocaching on the coast of South Wales.

What is Geocaching?

If you’ve never been, Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using a GPS-enabled device such as your Mobile Phone or Handheld Sat-Nav. The goal is to navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (usually a small container) hidden at that location using the clues provided.

Geocaching-App-on-Android-Phone

The Free Geocaching® App will Point the Way and Show Clues on Your Mobile Phone.

The treasure found in each geocache varies, but most contain small little trinkets such as keyring’s or small toys like Shopkins. The idea is that you may take one of these little treasures AND in return you add something of your own for the next intrepid explorer. Also, theres usually a log sheet for you to record your visit.

There are millions of geocaches hidden all around the world— in fact there are probably some near you right now (yes, really).

The locations of these geocaches are published on several websites, but www.geocaching.com is the largest and most popular by far. You will need to register, but it’s completely free and they also have a free downloadable app for both Android and iPhone’s so you can track and record your hunts.

Geocaching is a excellent activity to keep the kids entertained and as there are so many Geocaches scattered across the UK, you can play almost anywhere.

Savvy Tip: Don’t forget to take along some little treasures to swap out. Kids love to create their own collection and it helps build the anticipation for the trip. And as always stay safe.

Have you been Geocaching, where were your best finds? Give us the benefit of your experience in the comments below, I’d love to hear your story.

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