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Geocaching

Geocaching (pronounced geo-cashing) is a worldwide treasure hunting game that has been modernised by the use of GPS and smart phone technology rather than just the traditional map.

The idea is to find containers that have been hidden outdoors (geocaches) by looking up their co-ordinates on the internet, pinpointing their location using a GPS unit, and then sharing the locations and your experiences online.

Anyone with a GPS device can locate or place a geocache themselves, and they can be found almost anywhere in the world. Geocaching is an increasingly popular past-time and is enjoyed by people of all ages, as it is a fantastic way to enjoy the outdoors and visit new places.

Take a look at the video below to learn some Geocaching basics.



Top Tips

  • Remember that some geocaches are located in places more difficult to reach than others, so check the terrain and use the difficulty ratings to choose one that is suitable for your requirements depending on whether you are looking for an easy adventure or a more difficult hike.
  • Caches are hidden across Pembrokeshire and it is a fun and very popular activity; however it is very important that participants ensure that they have landowners' permission either to be searching for or to 'hide' new caches.
  • For more information visit Geocaching Wales or Geocaching.com.
  • If you are thinking of placing a geocache in the National Park, please get in touch with Hannah Buck at the Park Authority first with details of your proposed location.

Healthy You

A great way to get fit as you walk, run and even cycle, swim or paddle your way to the treasure.

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