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Health Benefits - Geocaching

Physical Health

  • You will benefit from being active in the outdoors as you search for a geocache.
  • Walking on rougher terrain will improve balance, co-ordination, flexibility, stamina and overall strength in your legs and lower torso.

Mental Health

  • Being active in the fresh air and countryside is a great way to clear your mind and help lift anxiety and depression.
  • Focussing on your task can be a great way to give you a break from the stresses of everyday life.
  • Geocaching can really help with motivation as you set yourself goals to locate specific caches.

Rehab and Recovery

  • Always discuss any rehab or recovery plan with your health care provider.
  • Many activity providers offer opportunities for people with limited mobility to enjoy geocaching in interesting but accessible areas.
  • You can geocache at your own pace and can plan your route to suit yourself.


  • You can enjoy geocaching as an individual or as a part of a group.
  • A great way to get children and teenagers out and about.
  • Many people also enjoy being part of the online geocaching community to share your finds.

Weight Management

  • Getting out and active will help you burn calories and shed those pounds.
  • The amount of calories you burn will depend on your geocache mission.

Healthy You

Pembrokeshire offers many ways of improving your health, from increasing stamina/strength, losing weight or improving your positive mental health and wellbeing.


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