Geocaching:

With over 5 million registered players, there are rules to follow for both placing and seeking caches and compliance with the Scottish Outdoor Access Code is essential.

Details can be found on www.geocaching.com  and players try to locate “caches” having downloaded co-ordinates from a geocache web-site.  Caches contain “treasure” typically housed in plastic sandwich boxes.

You may take a piece of treasure home as long as you leave a new treasure of equal value behind.  Keep them family friendly and don’t leave food.  The box must be carefully re-hidden where it was found and then you share your experiences by logging your find on the website.

While geocaching is popular with all age groups and fitness levels, Perthshire is a particularly popular area for families and active seniors.  Children have fun outdoors on a ‘treasure hunt’ while the adults enjoy going for a walk.

Rannoch Caches: - Where in the Wilderness are they?

Over 30 caches have been set along the Clan Trail; around Loch Rannoch; on Rannoch Moor and in the woods on the south side of Loch Rannoch at Carie.

Sign up for this fun activity at www.geocaching.com and basic membership is free.  

  • Use a local postcode such as PH17 2QH and you will find some great caches.  
  • Select ones with terrain and difficult rating to suit your needs.
  • Enter the location co-ordinates from the website into your GPS.
  • Read the description and don’t forget the hints.
  • Now enjoy the hunt for the cache using your GPS.

Park your car carefully and start by marking the location as a waypoint to make sure you find your way home. Why not go by bicycle?

Once you’ve found your cache don’t forget to sign the log-book in the box, trade some family friendly treasure then carefully hide it in its original position.

At the end of the day log your finds on the web site and share your stories or photos.

Rannoch Caches: - Where in the Wilderness are they?

Over 30 caches have been set along the Clan Trail; around Loch Rannoch; on Rannoch Moor and in the woods on the south side of Loch Rannoch at Carie.

  1. Sign up for this fun activity at www.geocaching.com Basic membership is free.
  2. Use a local postcode such as PH17 2QH and you will find some great caches.
  3. Select ones with terrain and difficulty rating to suit your ability.
  4. Enter the location co-ordinates from the website into your GPS.
  5. Read the description and don’t forget the hints.
  6. Now enjoy the hunt for the cache using your GPS.
  7. Park your car carefully and start by marking the location as a waypoint to make sure you find your way home. Why not go by bicycle?
  8. Once you’ve found your cache, don’t forget to sign the log-book in the box, trade some family friendly treasure then carefully hide it in its original position.
  9. At the end of the day log your finds on the website and share your stories or photos.