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About Geocaching

Geocaching is an outdoor sport or activity in which geocachers use a GPS receiver to find a "treasure" hidden by other participants. Caches are secured in watertight containers, containing inexpensive trading items and a logbook in which they record their discovery of the cache. The coordinates of the cache locations are stored in online databases such as, along with the descriptions and instructions necessary to find them.

About was initially set up by Lord Darcy, but he has now retired and in 2016 the site was upgraded to the latest version of the site provided by with many thanks to deg and others who set up the new server, software and converted the database...

Unfortunately some data from June to November was lost in the migration, so if you added any caches or logged any finds during this period, please re-submit.

As of November, the site is led primarily by Amberel who is funding the hosting, with assistance from a team of admins. We welcome help and encourage lots of activity in setting and finding opencaches to help build this community,

The original domain, is again pointing to the same server and should work as well as the new domain, opencache,uk

Links to other pages

Caching Guidelines for both Hiders and Seekers

Cache Types - A page with details of cache types.

Cache Parameters - A page with details of the various parameters and terms used on cache listings.

Cache Attributes - Cache attributes that can be set on the cache listing page.

Cache Log Passwords - A page explaining log passwords.

Cache Ratings - The integrated cache rating system used on

Cache Notes - A page explaining cache notes.

GAGB Landowner Agreement Database (GLAD) - It is strongly suggested you adhere to the agreements here.

Downloads - Assorted caching related files for download from this site.

GeoKrety - About these trackable items.

Google Earth Overlay - An overlay to the Google Earth program.

Caches with wiki pages - Cache listing pages have a link to a wiki page. This page lists active pages.


In addition to thanks to Lord Darcy the UK founder, thanks are owed to Amberel, Tim Day, Dartymoor and Dartmoor Dave and many others.