Geocache or cache: Whatever ‘treasure’ has been hidden at a registered location for you to seek! Usually a watertight box with a log book inside.
A Trackable: A special item found inside a geocache and its travels can be recorded on the geocaching app through their tracking code. These usually move regularly from cache to cache and can be ‘checked in’ to a geocache by a geocacher. A geocoin with a unique code on it is a trackable.
South West Coast Path National Trail geocoins: These are limited edition, heavy coins bearing the iconic National Trails acorn symbol which can be tracked via their unique tracking codes as they move from cache to cache along the South West Coast Path.
Finds: Simply the geocaches that you have unearthed and logged on your geocaching account.
Geocacher/hunter: You and anyone else out on the trail of a geocache!
GPS: Global Positioning System – your smartphone has this technology within its ‘location services’ tool.
As a guest of Brend Hotels, the South West Coast Path is right on your doorstep, beckoning you for an adventure! Geocaching is a great way to explore the Coast Path with the whole family, so why not head out to enjoy stunning views and the real excitement of a quest, as you hunt for our Brend geocaches?
How to get started:
1) Download the geocaching app on your smartphone, using your hotel WiFi.
2) Head to the South West Coast Path with a pen. Download a list of target geocaches before heading off as there isn't always signal on the path.
3) Uncover caches using the GPS system, open them up and see what's inside - sign and date the logbook and record it on the app. Don't forget to put the cache back where you found it.
Wherever you find and take the bears, please take a photo of them and tell us how and where you found the Brend Bears. Share it on the Brend Hotels Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with #BrendBearAdventures #CoastpathGeocaching, or post them on your profile and tag @southwestcoastpath and @brendhotels and the hashtags.