Here’s our own curated list of hostels that have caches nearby. Keep in mind this list isn’t exhaustive as there are literally thousands of caches across the UK many of them in range of one of our hostels. These are just a taste of some of the adventure to be found while out searching. With blogs from Adam our caching expert, you can be inspired to get out hunting yourself.
Geocaching and hostelling go hand in hand. For those not in the know “Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location.”
In essence across the UK there are many treasure spots, often in secret nooks or even hidden in plain sight! From large lunchbox containers to small microcaches not much bigger than a thumb. The goal is to find and log these caches and get outside in the process. A wonderful way to make walks that bit more exciting, especially for children.
Hostels are great for getting out and finding these caches while seeing what the UK has to offer. Lovely walks leading to some interesting hiding spots, perhaps a hollowed out tree trunk or maybe magnetically attached to a bench. Spend a happy day geocaching, knowing you’ve got a wonderful hostel to stay in at the end of it.