Geocaching in the UK

Geocaching in the UK

Paperback

By (author) Terry Marsh

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  • Publisher: Cicerone Press
  • Format: Paperback | 128 pages
  • Dimensions: 138mm x 214mm x 12mm | 299g
  • Publication date: 18 January 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Cumbria
  • ISBN 10: 1852846097
  • ISBN 13: 9781852846091
  • Illustrations note: over 150 colour photos and illustrations
  • Sales rank: 708,092

Product description

Geocaching is high-tech treasure hunting using a GPS, and this is the first UK-oriented guide to this most addictive of outdoor pursuits. For first-timers and for experienced geocachers, this step-by-step guide tells you everything you need to know to enjoy this accessible, family-friendly activity to the full. Everyone dreams of finding treasure, a crock of gold at the end of a rainbow. For those bitten by the geocaching bug, a different kind of treasure is all around, just waiting to be found. And there are accurate and detailed clues out there to help you find it. The fun lies in the challenge: deciphering clues, downloading co-ordinates, mastering your GPS device, and then setting off into the countryside in search of artfully-concealed caches. Since it began in the year 2000, geocaching has become an international craze, adding a whole new dimension to exploring the outdoors, on your own, with friends and family or at the big events. This guide tells you all you need to know to get started - from understanding GPS devices, to finding caches, recording your discoveries and setting up your own caches. Every walk in the park and every day in the countryside leads past a geocache.

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Author information

Terry Marsh is an award-winning freelance writer and photographer specialising in the outdoors and author of over 70 books, many for Cicerone. He has been a keen geocacher for several years and hopes to inspire others to embrace this new incentive for getting out and enjoying our beautiful British landscape.

Table of contents

Introduction; What's in a cache? Other benefits of geocaching; 1 The basics; 2 GPS devices; 3 Getting started; 4 Selecting geocaches to find; 5 Searching for a geocache; 6 Discovering a geocache; 7 Creating geocaches; 8 Trackable items; 9 Groundspeak and www.geocaching.com; 10 Events, activities and more advanced stuff; Appendix A Understanding geo-speak; Appendix B The Geocacher's Code; Appendix C The National Country Codes; Appendix D Access to the Countryside: Walkers and the law; Appendix E Online Suppliers in the UK