What is geocaching? It’s an outdoor treasure hunting game using the GPS features of your smartphone. Great for kids (of all ages), players navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location. There are currently over 2.3 million geocaches worldwide. Caches can be any size, typically from 1cm “nanos” up to boxes of about 30cm. All contain a log sheet which must be signed and most contain swappable items. By logging “finds” on the Geocaching.com web site, players can track their own progress and other players can see who has been finding the caches.
There are currently 7 geocaches along the Lade Braes Walk. To join in the game, register your details at Geocaching.com and download a smartphone app such as cGeo (Android). Happy hunting!