2017 Geocache Trail
New for 2017! A number of geocaches have been hidden at various sites in the Highlands relating to Highland heritage.
New to geocaching? It is a popular hobby where people find hidden caches of various sizes, armed only with grid references using gps or smart phones to help locate the cache. You need to create an account on www.geocaching.com, and then you can search using map or keyword. Once you find a geocache, log your findings in the log book in the cache and on the website. The geocaching website has tutorials and information for new users.
All the geocaches begin with the title HAF2017, and have been hidden by HAFcaches. The following are part of the HAF2017 geocache trail:
HAF2017: Abriachan Forest (cache GC7B5G9)
HAF2017: Ardvreck Castle (cache GC7B5GQ)
HAF2017: Brora Heritage Centre (cache GC7B5H7)
HAF2017: Dunbeath Heritage Centre (cache GC7CGE0)
HAF2017: Gairloch Museum (cache GC7CGHX)
HAF2017: Highland Folk Museum, Newtonmore (cache GC7BEJX)
HAF2017: Highland Museum of Childhood, Strathpeffer (cache GC7B5G1)
HAF2017: Museum of the Isles, Armadale, Skye (cache GC7CGEQ)
HAF2017: Nairn Museum (cache GC7BGDM)
HAF2017: West Highland Museum, Fort William (cache GC78C4X)
To find a specific geocache, type in the cache number at the search box, or the closest placename, and select from the list.
PLEASE note: the Advreck Castle cache has been vandalised, and is no longer available (January 2018)
There are also many other geocaches hidden at historical and archaeological sites in the Highlands. A selection are listed below (these are Basic geocaches, open to everyone). If you've a favourite one, let us know, and we'll add it to the list!
Highland Telford Trail: Near Lairg (cache GC7B5H7)
Highland Telford Trail: Croick Church (cache GC5NF2F)
WWI Invergordon (cache GC66N9Z)
Old Spey Bridge (cache GC38MC9)
Old Inverlochy Castle (cache GC349TK)
Glen Elg - Dun Telve (cache GC1K1VM)
Glen Elg - Dun Trodden (cache GC1K1VP)