Geocaching in the UK
By Terry Marsh
A UK-oriented guide to geocaching, an accessible, fun and family-friendly outdoor activity that is rapidly growing in popularity. Primarily an introduction for newcomers, but also offering advice for veterans, the step-by-step guide explains all the equipment needed as well as how to identify, find and create your own geocaches.
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- 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 all you need to know to get started - from understanding GPS devices, to finding caches, recording your discoveries and setting up your own caches. 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.
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Lancashire-born writer and photographer Dr Terry Marsh specialises in the outdoors and travel. He is the author or revision author/editor of over 100 guidebooks, including the award-winning Cicerone guides to the Coast to Coast Walk (first published in 1993), The Shropshire Way (1999) and Great Mountain Days in the Pennines (2013). Terry has a PhD in Historical Geography and is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS). He is a Life Member of the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild.View author profile