Sun 15 Dec is sold out. Please only come to Waddesdon if you have a pre-booked ticket (this includes National Trust members).
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Family walking in wider estate at Waddesdon
Posted 1 October 2019

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Launching our geocache trail

This autumn, we launch our geocaching trail that takes you treasure hunting across our wider estate walk. All you need is a smartphone or GPS and a sense of fun!

Geocaching map
Why not throw on some wellies & follow our new geocaching wider estate trail?

What is Geocaching?

Geocaching is an exciting outdoor adventure for the whole family. It’s a treasure hunt for the digital generation, where you can enjoy being outside and discovering new places. All you need is a handheld GPS and a sense of fun.

A geocache or ‘cache’ is a small waterproof treasure box or object hidden outdoors. Geocachers seek out these hidden goodies guided by a GPS enabled device which uses coordinates, or ‘waypoints’ downloaded from the geocaching.com website. You can also download a free geocaching app for Android or iPhone.

Find out more on geocaching.com

Whether on the side of a windswept mountain or a sweeping beach, find geocaches hidden across the UK including countless around the Aylesbury Vale area!

Small cache in grass
Geocaches can be hidden in the most unlikely of places

What will you discover?

So once you’ve found the treasure cache – what will you find inside? Most caches have a log book to leave a message in. If you find they are too small, you can leave a message online on geocaching.com.

Geocache as a screw
Geocaches can come in all shapes & sizes!

The last find on Waddesdon’s geocaching trail will be a treasure box. You will also find a strange array of trinkets that people have left to swap. If you take a treasure out of the box, you should leave another trinket in its place, so come prepared.

Large metal cache box
The final cache is a large metal box.

Try Waddesdon’s trail…

Have a go at our outdoor digital treasure hunt across our wider estate called ‘Waddesdon Manor’s geocaching trail’. The trail starts at the Four Continent statues and ends by the Welcome Pavilion. The treasure hunt sets the task of finding 12 objects, through a series of clues and puzzles. It will take you approximately 3 hours so bring plenty of water.

4 continents statues, located by the entrance drive to Waddesdon manor
Start at The Four Continent Statues

Visit our geocaching trail here >

Please note:

  • stay on the path as directed. Agricultural grazing is taking place on this wider estate walk and we do not encourage activity which may disturb livestock
  • please keep dogs on the lead
  • do not climb any fences
  • put all caches back where you have found them