Why not give Geocaching a go and your are more than welcome to borrow my GPS device and I can give you a quick tutorial - it is very straightforward. Blairgowrie is perfectly situated to go out geocaching and we have so many around the area - you will find places you never knew existed. If you are going to be walking the Cateran Trail there are lots of geocaches on the trail, all adds an extra dimension to your walk. If you read my blog you will see that I try and do quite a bit of walking and many of the walks I write about involve geocaches and I have also attended a geocaching 'workshop'. Geocaching really does take you to many undiscovered places. Please click the following links for geocaching information in Perthshire.

Geocaching

Big Tree Country

Registering on the Geocaching website is free and even if geocaching doesn't interest you, do a search for Perthshire, Scotland and you can access a map and you will find out about some great walks. The geocaches left by 'Dair Mor' are generally themed around Big Tree Country.

Geocaching Perthshire

PERTHSHIRE - A FANTASTIC LOCATION FOR GEOCACHING Geocaching is an internet-based treasure hunt with millions of participants worldwide. It appeals to all ages, and has categories of activity for everyone, from the disabled to extreme sports enthusiasts. It has grown in popularity over the last decade and tens of thousands of people in the UK and Europe are involved. Scotland, with arguably the best access legislation in the world, is particularly well suited for this sport, and Perthshire, known as 'Big Tree Country' because of its unique woodland heritage, is at the centre of geocaching in Scotland. there are a series of caches to find on foot, or by Mountain Bike on Moncrieffe Hill, in Kinnoull Hill Woodland Park, at the Hermitage, in Craigvinean, Faskally and Allean Forests, at the Birks of Aberfeldy, in Weem Wood, on Drummond Hill, and all the way out past Rannoch Station. There is even one at the top of Schiehallion.

The concept is a simple one. Geocachers leave a container, which can vary greatly in size, at a location of their choice. They then put the exact co-ordinates of their box on the geocache website. Other geocachers then go hunting for the box. There are currently thousands of caches hidden across Britain, they are found by using a device fitted with GPS - Global Positioning System.

There is a code of conduct for geocachers whether hiding or finding caches - this is designed to preserve the environment in which the sport takes place. For example : caches are not hidden in any built up structures - must be natural. : no physical digging or burying is involved - instead the caches are cleverly hidden under tree roots, moss, stones etc and the 'clues' can often be puzzling or misleading.

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