Walk Fife will be running a free workshop – Introduction To Geocaching – on the 28nd July 2018.
Geocaching is fun for all the family and can often turn a “boring” walk into a exciting mini adventure for youngsters.
Geocaching can be best described as a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices and is a great way to get active and get out exploring the world around you and is easily accessible to people of all ages, ability and fitness.
Participants navigate to a specific set of coordinates and then attempt to find the cleverly hidden containers around the world.
This workshop will take place outside and will introduce the participant to the world of Geocaching. The workshop will cover the use of the official smartphone geocaching app and participants are required to have a geocaching account (free) already set up and have the geocaching app installed on their smartphone prior to attending the workshop.
Topics covered in this workshop will include:
- Geocaching etiquette – the do’s and dont’s
- Introduction to the geocaching website
- Introduction to the geocaching app
- How to find nearby geocaches using the app
- Logging your finds & commenting
- Explanation of travelbugs and geocoins
- Using a standalone GPS device for geocaching
- Using a map and compass to geocache
Request your place
We would like to invite people to request a workshop place using our online booking form. We will then draw 16 names at random from the pool of requests and assign them each a place on the workshop.
To request your place please click on the web link shown below and complete the form.
Closing date for all requests is 25/07/18 and the 16 successful applicants will be notified on 26/07/18.
Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Participants are required to bring suitable outdoor clothing for the conditions along with suitable footwear. Location is not wheelchair friendly.