International geocaching day 2014 falls on Saturday August 16th. To mark the occasion community heritage project Down Your Wold has set a 20 day geocaching challenge.
Geocaching is described as a modern day treasure hunt where participants use their smart-phone to navigate to hidden containers. Finds can be logged on dedicated websites and apps.
Thanks to support from volunteers, Down Your Wold now has 20 different heritage related geocaches hidden within the Lincolnshire Wolds. Each geocache contains an information card for finders to take away.
Sam Phillips, Down Your Wold project officer, explains more about the competition: “The 20 day geocaching challenge is aimed at getting people out to discover our geocaches and learn more about the heritage of our fascinating landscape. Geocaching is a great family activity and a perfect way to explore the countryside.
“Our geocaches are aimed at beginners and families so if you have always fancied geocaching now is the time to start!
“Those willing to accept the challenge will need to find all 20 of our geocaches and collect an information card from each over 20 days. The challenge will launch on Saturday August 16 and continue until Thursday September 4.
“Prizes are up for grabs and to enter the competition people need to upload a photo of them holding all 20 different information cards onto our facebook or twitter accounts and use the tag #foundthem by midnight September 4. Anyone without social media can email their photographs to firstname.lastname@example.org.”
All Down Your Wold geocaches will remain hidden after the challenge is over so will continue to be available for all to find.
More information can be found at www.down-your-wold.co.uk or by calling 01507 609740.