Thursday, 3 July 2014

Geocaches come in many forms.

We have been geocaching for just over three months now. Have to say our strike rate is getting higher, when we first started we maybe found one in every five we looked for, but now we are probably hitting four our of five.

This has probably come from experience. Learning to read a situation, look for something that does not fit, a pile of stones that don't look right, trees with large root systems, loose stones in a wall. All these places make great hiding places for a cache.

We have also learnt that not all caches are "plastic boxes", some are very very cleverly disguised.

in a drain pipe and looks like a rat

looks like part of the park

a rusty old bot

built to look like it should be there

inside a tree stump

a branch thats not a branch

a small cache attached to a tree

looks like a pine cone, 6 ft up a tree

wrapped in ivy to look like it belongs

Russian tupperwares

We have now cached from Otterburn,back across the border through to Jedburgh, round Castle Douglas and Galashiels, round the Stirling area and Menstrie area as well as Ayrshire. We have been  on country walks we would never have done, we have seen interesting places, walked river walks, done town caching as well as historical sites.

We have cached the highest cache in a village in Scotland

from the cache at Wanlockhead

We also stopped and found the one that  commemorate the hamlet of Cottonshopeburnfoot. It has the distinction of having the longest place name without spaces in England.

 Climbed up to places we would have otherwise  just driven past

with a great view from half way up

 Seen things that have made us smile

mad signs

a smile hidden behind a cache

aliens inside a cache

and cute cows along the route. 

a drinking fountain along a river walk

Seen memorial stones paced next to a cache

Seen information signs along interesting walks.

Spotted pieces of history

Picked up and dropped of trackables

Placed our 100th cache in a mouse chewed box

The options are endless when geocaching but I am going to share with you some of the places we have found, some of the views we have seen and some of the caches that are that bit different. Not to mention the miles of walking we have done.

Why not give it a try over the school holidays, the children will love it.

fun as a gran


  1. I love this blog post! Geocaching is something I keep meaning to do but have never got around to. You have inspired me to get out there and try it once I;m back from my hols! Thanks for a great post. x

  2. Always great to discover things along the way - we're on holiday now so I have lots of geocaching adventures planned over the coming weeks ! :)


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