Geocaching in Cwmorthin Quarry I don’t usually go out of my way to look for Earthcaches. The general idea is that you make your way to the published coordinates and educate yourself about the significant geological and geographical features found there. In order to log the Earthcache and claim a smiley, you have to answer questions
noun geocaching 1.
an activity or pastime, in which a container is hidden at a particular location for GPS users to find, by means of coordinates posted on the internet.
Excitement is building across North Wales, as thousands of geocachers travel to the region ready for Mega 2016, on Saturday 6th August! As an official sponsor, Extreme North Wales has been working with the committee to promote the Mega and show the geocaching community exactly what North Wales has to offer. We will be attending
Mountain Walk is a circular series of 20 geocaches to the north of Penycae. We set off on the 5.5 mile circuit with the intention of recording as many of the finds as possible and yet we only achieved 9! That’s a success rate of just 45%, but why did this happen? In this article we
Ddraig’s Big Day Out – North Wales Mega 2016 Friday 5th August There are some fantastic events planned for the week building up to Geocaching’s North Wales Mega 2016. On Friday 5th August, there will be activities for everyone at Chirk Boathouse on the banks of the Llangollen Canal. With plenty of caches old and new
Suitable for Ninjas – GC2EVT3 Difficulty: 5 Terrain: 5 “Geocaches are rated for difficulty and terrain using a 5-star scale. One is the easiest, five is the hardest. The difficulty rating covers time and effort in finding the cache (and possibly in signing the log) once at the coordinates. The terrain rating covers the physical
Average Difficulty: 1.5 Average Terrain: 1.5 Approximate Length: 2 miles If you are a geocacher looking for a relatively short and easy stroll, why not give this series a go? I would recommend downloading the caches to an offline list before you set off, as mobile signal when you get there is weak at best.
What is Geocaching? As we look forward to the North Wales Mega 2016; Extreme North Wales asks “What exactly is Geocaching?” The hobby is often described as, “using multi-million pound satellites to find Tupperware in the woods” and to be fair, that’s not a bad summary! Generally speaking, a geocache is a hidden container with notepaper
What is Geocaching? “Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location.” Source: geocaching.com There are two geocaches at the summit of Moel Famau, making the walk to the top even more