Explore downland, wetlands, woodland, historic parks, nature reserves and fortifications with Isle of Wight Geocaching.

Geocaching is an international adventure game for GPS (Global Positioning System) users. A cache is something concealed in a location, usually in a public place. The game is to find the cache - and at Isle of Wight Geocaching, we also try to explore the Island and discover its nature and heritage.

You don’t need to know much about GPS technology to play geocaching. All you need to do is enter into your smartphone or a handheld GPS unit a series of numbers - a ‘waypoint’ - which specifies where the cache is hidden. Then it's time to go hunting for geocaches!

A successful geocacher!

In pursuit of the caches you will encounter many aspects of the Isle of Wight's rich and varied landscape; its soaring cliffs, wetlands and chalk downland.

History of the Isle of Wight Geocaching Project

The Isle of Wight Geocaching Project was established by the Isle of Wight Council in 2008 with support from Leader+. The 2013 the project was renewed with support from the Isle of Wight Council, the West Wight Landscape Partnership and the Heritage Lottery.

The project maintains a series of public caches, and will be placing more throughout 2013. The project also runs training days, taster sessions and consultancy for those considering setting up geocaching as an activity for organised groups, as interpretation or for promotion.

The Isle of Wight Geocaching Project is operated by Pinkeye Graphics Ltd.

Festival of the Sea Geocaching event at Appley Park 22 September: postponed

Because of the move of date of the Friends of Appley Park event, our 22 September Festival of the Sea Geocaching event at Appley Park has been postponed. Apologies for any disappointment. We will be doing it later this season and will publicise the date when we know it.

 

Can you find them all?
All our public cache details are uploaded to geocaching.com and can be accessed from this page. Can you find them all? Explore downland, wetlands, woodland, historic parks, nature reserves and fortifications in your quest for the caches. Good luck!

 

FIND OUR CACHES
All currently available cache details are uploaded to geocaching.com and can be accessed from this page.

Listen to Matthew Chatfield and Cat James of Isle of Wight Geocaching talk to Original 106fm about geocaching on Brading Down.
Click here for radio interview.

Map showing Isle of Wight Geocaching sites Nansen Hill Rylstone Gardens Rew Down Sibden Hill Afton Marsh Fort Victoria Pinkmead