Explore the countryside this summer through a modern day treasure hunt

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

Geocaching is known as a modern day treasure hunt where 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.

The twist to the Down Your Wold geocaches is that they are all heritage related and contain information about the landscape they have been hidden in. 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 http://www.geocaching.com on Sunday July 27 at 10am as part of the finale weekend of the first Lincolnshire Wolds Festival of Archaeology.

Anyone interested in learning more about geocaching is invited to Scamblesby Methodist Chapel at 10am on Sunday 27 to meet local geocachers and hear a talk about the activity.

Sam Phillips, Down Your Wold project officer, explains: “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.

“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.”

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