Treasure hunting challenge to take you ‘Down Your Wold’

Down Your Wold EMN-140519-105654001
Down Your Wold EMN-140519-105654001
0
Have your say

International geocaching day 2014 falls on Saturday, August 16, and 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 then be logged on dedicated websites and apps.

And 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.

“Geocaching is a great family activity and a perfect way to explore the countryside,” said Sam Phillips, Down Your Wold project officer.

“Our geocaches are aimed at beginners and families, so if you have always fancied geocaching now is the time to start!”

And those willing to accept the challenge will need to find all 20 of geocaches and collect an information card from each over 20 days.

The challenge will launch this Saturday, August 16, and continue until September 4.

“There are prizes 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 #found them by midnight September 4,” added Sam.

Anyone without social media can email their photographs to sam.phillips@lincsheritage.org.”

All the geocaches are on www.geocaching.com using the following profile link http://coord.info/PR9XTX8.

For more log on to www.down-your-wold.co.uk or call 01507 609740.