Geocaching is an entertaining adventure game for GPS users. Participating in a cache hunt is a good way to take advantage of the wonderful features and capability of a GPS unit.

The basic idea is to have individuals and organizations set up caches all over the world and share the locations of these caches on the internet. GPS users can then use the location coordinates to find the caches. Once found, a cache may provide the visitor with a wide variety of rewards. All the visitor is asked to do is if they get something they should try to leave something for the cache.

What are the rules in Geocaching?

Geocaching is a relatively new phenomenon. Therefore, the rules are very simple:

     Take an item from the cache.

     Leave an item in the cache (No food or perishables).

     Write about it in the logbook contained in the cache.

You can also log your find on the cache page on the internet (requires a free account).

You can find more information on Geocaching by going to the FAQ at


Follow this link to find Geocaches in the area surrounding Powburn

Make sure 'By Postcode' is selected and enter NE66 4HU, then 'Seek'

There are caches to be found all over Northumberland and Tyne & Wear, including on Blawearie and up at Linhope Spout.