Geocaching is a great way to get your friends and family out exploring. You just need a smart phone and a Geocaching App downloaded, or a GPS device, to take part. It’s modern day treasure hunting with all the benefits that being outdoors in a beautiful landscape brings!
A geocache or ‘cache’ is a small waterproof treasure box hidden outdoors. Geocachers seek out these hidden goodies guided by a GPS enabled device which uses coordinates, or ‘waypoints’.
Join the thousands of people in the Geocaching community. It is very easy to get started.
Click on the link to the Ordnance Survey website on the side of this page to read their Beginners Guide to Geocaching.
Find our permanent Geocaches!
We have hidden 12 geocaches on rights of way all around the National Landscape. Find the full series here or search for ‘Your South Devon AONB Landscape’ on the Geocaching website. Our geocaches have been placed at a variety of locations along six established walks in the National Landscape, you can download the guides from the right. Why not enjoy one of these whilst searching for a geocache, but be prepared to go off the beaten track to hunt for them!
What makes South Devon Special
We placed 10 new geocaches around the National Landscape in 2018, each in an area that showcases a special quality, part of our Heritage Lottery Fund supported, ‘What Makes South Devon Special‘ campaign. They have been so popular we have decided to leave them out for more people to enjoy! Find the full series here or search for ‘Your South Devon AONB Landscape’ on the Geocaching website.
Catching the Bug!
A ‘travel bug’ is a trackable object which is placed in a geocache. When the bug is found, the cacher moves it onto a new location and logs the move on the Geocaching website. We have hidden an National Landscape travel bug in one of our boxes and will be tracking its progress to see how many of the 46 National Landscapes in the country it can find its way to!
We have an additional ‘travel bug’ in our ‘Special Quality’ geocaches. We have hidden some of our ‘Wish you were here?’ special limited edition postcards too. There are 10 postcards, each highlighting a special quality – why not try to find all 10!