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Geocaching in Church Stretton Area

Website: http://www.geocaching.com

 

Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positing System (GPS) receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called "geocaches" or "caches", anywhere in the world.

A typical cache is a small waterproof container containing a logbook where the geocacher enters the date they found it and signs it with their established code name. After signing into the log, the cache must be placed back exactly where the person found it. Larger containers such as plastic storage containers (Tupperware or similar) or ammunition boxes can also contain items for trading, usually toys or trinkets of little value. Geocaching shares many aspects with benchmarking, trigpointing, orienteering, treasure-hunting, letterboxing and waymarking.

For more details click the weblink above to take you to www.geocaching.com

There is an easy way to try this new craze. Just go to the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre in Craven Arms and they will hire you a GPSr, show you how to uses it and give you the leaflet for one of their own geocaching trails.

There are geocaches all the way along the Shropshire Way and they can be identified by clicking on the following links: