This popular outdoor recreational activity, in which participants use a GPS Receiver or mobile device to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, is of course at home anywhere in the world, but also up here in the Northwest Highlands.
There are 9 caches in the immediate neighbourhood and many more further away. So why not spice up a walk through the beautiful highlands with this modern treasure hunt.
A typical cache is a small waterproof container containing a logbook (with a pen or pencil). The geocacher enters the date they found it and signs it with their established code name. After signing the log, the cache must be placed back exactly where the person found it. Larger containers such as plastic storage containers or ammunition boxes can also contain items for trading, usually toys or trinkets of little financial value, although sometimes they are sentimental.