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A new way to explore Devon Wildlife Trust's nature reserves.
Venture out with your family for a fun day hunting for treasure. Search for geocaches (hidden containers) at three of our nature reserves and unleash your inner Indiana Jones!
What is geocaching?
Geocaching is an outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices (Global Positioning System). Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location (Geocaching.com).
Which DWT sites have geocaches?
- Old Sludge Beds nature reserve, Exeter – on the edge of the city, this reserve is a quiet spot that is easily accessible by bike.
- Cricklepit Mill, Exeter – located in the city this geocache has been popular since it was started in November 2011 and over 40 people have found the cache.
- Chudleigh Knighton Heath nature reserve, near Bovey Tracey – over 40 groups have visited this cache already since it was launched in October 2011. They have left some great remarks on the geocache website.
More information about the geocaches at these sites can be found at www.geocaching.com. (DWT plans to add more sites in the future so watch this space!)
How do I get started?
The best place to find out more about geocaching is to visit the Geocaching website www.geocaching.com. There you can find out how to take part, what equipment you need and will find a full list of geocache locations.
Setting up new geocaches
Geocaches can not be installed within Devon Wildlife Trust's nature reserves without permission. Take a look at the DWT Geocache Guidelines pdf and please contact us if you would like to install a new geocache at one of our nature reserves.For further information on geocaching, visit www.geocaching.com