Geocaching is a free, fun way to explore new places or to take a different look at places you already know. It’s a bit like a high-tech treasure hunt that anyone can join.

There are over 2 million geocaches hidden all over the world and the number rises every day. Looking for geocaches takes you on a journey of discovery, often taking you to places you didn’t know existed. All you need is a GPS enabled phone or a handheld GPS device. Find out more at

Geocaching on the Ridgeway

All the National Trails have geocaches hidden along them. Looking for them will take you to some of the best views and most stunning landscapes the Trails have to offer. 

There is a geocaching route running the entire length of the Ridgeway so if you are planning on walking the Trail you can add a bit of extra interest and geocache along the way - if you have an account with (it's free to sign up) then you can find out more here. You don't have to do the whole trail in one go of course, why not plan a short walk and collect a few caches at the same time? 

National Trail geocoins

Each Trail has a number of lovely National Trail geocoins. Some have already been released. More will be released annually in July to mark the start of the summer holidays and National Trail Geocaching weekend. Keep a look out for the coins and remember to check their mission. If you can please help them on their journey. Some of them will want to stay on their home Trail, others will be trying to visit other Trails and some will want to go much further afield.