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Geocaching on Winchester City Council land

Geocaching is a real world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS co-ordinates and then attempt to find the geocache hidden at that location.


  • Ensure the cache container is clearly marked, stating that the content is harmless and giving the placer's email address or other contact method. Only items that would be deemed safe and acceptable for an unaccompanied child to find should be placed in the cache.
  • No cache may be placed in such a way as to risk damage or disturbance to any Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)
  • When placing a cache on a Right of Way, the onus is on the placer to seek the permission of the landowner.
  • No items of food or drink of any kind should be placed in the cache.
  • Caches must not be buried, and holes must not be dug in order to place a cache.
  • Caches must not be hidden in animal holes or runs.
  • Cache containers must not be placed inside a polythene bag.
  • Fences should never be crossed when placing or seeking a cache.
  • No caches should be of a commercial nature, either in location or content.
  • Maintenance of the cache is the responsibility of the placer.
  • When leaving the cache site, after finding or hiding a cache, there must be no visual sign of disturbance.
  • For reasons of safety and security Winchester City Council discourage geocaching on their land during the hours of darkness.
  • Please do not bring geocaching into disrepute, never drive your car anywhere other than on the highways and byways, and always park sensibly in approved places only.
Please find the following list of Winchester City Council sites as inspiration for your geocaching locations:
Abbey Gardens Silchester Place
Bath Place Somers Close Recreation Ground
Dean Park Recreation Ground St Giles' Hill
Friary Gardens St Martins Close
Gordon Avenue Stanmore Recreation Ground
Imber Road Recreation Ground The Garrison Ground
Joyce Gardens The Weirs
King George V Recreation Ground Thurmond Crescent
River Park Recreation Ground Water Lane / Eastgate Street
Oram's Arbour Wentworth Grange
Rack Hill West Hill Cemetery
Scotts Garden Winnall Manor Road Recreation Ground

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