Geocache anyone?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by TVC, 27 Aug 2007.

  1. TVC

    TVC Guest

    I do, Do you?
  2. Melvil

    Melvil Standard nerd

    It sounds ace but I don't know anyone doing it up here...I saw a programme on it and it looked very fun!
  3. longers

    longers Veteran

    I do, just done one today as a matter of fact - GCJ82C. My first for a few months - too much cycling.:sad:

    Gnarly just about covers it. I'll link up the photos taken today in a bit. The bloke who put this up is very prolific round here and I've learnt quite a bit about the local history and geography from doing these. They're a great way to discover unknown places or to approach them from another angle.

    I haven't got a gps either and have found over 100 by map reading alone.
    (I do have a gps but it's a german panting shepherd) ;)
  4. OP

    TVC Guest

    Nice location Longers, I tidied up a couple in south Leics this weekend. Off walking in Scotland in a couple of days and hope to bag the one on top of Ben Nevis (GCG6XD), I've picked up a TB to take with me.
  5. OP

    TVC Guest

    Hi Togley,
    It's basically a global treasure hunt using your hand held GPS. People hide small caches and publish the lat/long co-ordinates to their location on a main website. There are often puzzles to solve to find the exact spot either on your journey to it, or at home on the web.
    Caches tend to fall into three catagories - kiddy friendly in local parks or countryside, fiendish puzzles or those in more extreme locations.

    If you have a GPS just google geocache, the whole thing is explained on the main site.
  6. longers

    longers Veteran

  7. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Penarth, Wales
    It's news to me as well, this is the first I've heard of it also but sounds fun and will make walks and rides interesting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  8. Smeggers

    Smeggers New Member

    Me too - Not done one in a long time though.

    Which reminds me, I must lose those two TB's that have been in me desk for months!! ;)
  9. OP

    TVC Guest

    Naughty boy;)
  10. lifeson

    lifeson New Member

    We found our first today (3 actually)
    GCZ 4PN
    GCZ 8GG
    GPZ B95
    Found the main website through another forum
    I use my Garmin edge to locate and it works well
  11. longers

    longers Veteran

    Good effort Lifeson. When I put those waypoints in, to see where you been, the darned site says "site not published" or some such tosh. Where were you?
  12. lifeson

    lifeson New Member


    In the Black Country:

    from the site
  13. lifeson

    lifeson New Member

    Couldn't find three as well :biggrin:
    Was beginning to think it was a waste of time then found three on the trot!
  14. longers

    longers Veteran

    Happy treasure hunting. :rolleyes:

    You will be looking for more won't you? :biggrin:
  15. lifeson

    lifeson New Member

    Certainly will sir
    Can't believe how many there are around the area!

    Why not start a Cycle chat cache?

    find it, move it on, post co ordinates?
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