Caches

Cache locations, co-ordinates and logs can be found on our page on geocaching.com.

We have a range of permanent public caches at locations around the Island. Some of the original ten put out in 2008 are still available, and new caches will be placed during 2013.

To find geocaches you will need to use a smartphone with a suitable geocaching app; or a dedicated GPS handheld unit.

Once you have downloaded the information you are ready to find the caches. The older caches are mostly ceramic cylinders with metal, screw-fit lids. The original 2008 ones are bright orange with black lettering, although these are gradually being replaced as time goes on with various other things. The new caches (from 2013 onwards) are metal enamelled containers in a red or green colour, with a shiny metal lid.

When set out, the caches contained Isle of Wight Geocaching goodies (below) for you to take, although these days they probably will have far more exciting things put in by other geocachers.

Please observe the international rules of geocaching:

 

  • Please do not move or vandalise the container.
  • Take something if you like but please leave something for others to find.
  • Please write about your visit in the logbook.
  • Please return the cache to its hiding place.

New caches

The new cache design

KeyringBadgeBadgeCache and goodies

This is an original Isle of Wight Geocaching cache

The original cache design