Uncover hidden treasures of the Wolds with project

Learning the art of geocaching at Walesby EMN-140722-075755001
Learning the art of geocaching at Walesby EMN-140722-075755001

A modern-day treasure hunt is being launched this weekend as part of the Down Your Wold project.

Hidden across the Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is a series of geocaches, which have been placed by volunteers working with the community heritage project.

Geocaching sees participants use the GPS signal on their smart phone to navigate to hidden containers.

People can then log their finds on a dedicated website or phone app.

And the twist to the Down Your Wold geocaches is they are all heritage related and contain information about the landscape in which they have been hidden.

They also contain an activity for children to do, as geocaching is a great day out for the whole family.

All Down Your Wold geocaches will go live at www.geocaching.com on Sunday, July 27, at 10am as part of the finale weekend of the first Lincolnshire Wolds Festival of Archaeology.

And anyone interested in learning more about geocaching can go along to Scamblesby Methodist Chapel at 10am this Sunday to meet local geocachers 
and hear a talk about the activity.

“We were keen to think of an unusual way to promote the rich and diverse heritage of the Lincolnshire Wolds and felt that geocaching would be an ideal way of getting people of all ages out and exploring our wonderful countryside,” said Sam Phillips, Down Your Wold project officer.

“Each community has created their own geocaches and researched the information about their village.

“I have learned so many interesting facts about the Lincolnshire Wolds while working on this so I can’t wait for others to start finding our geocaches and discovering our landscape’s hidden history.”