Bournemouth Borough Council allow geocaching on their land but you need to apply for permission before placing a cache. Not all land is included. Caches cannot be placed in the following specific locations:
Horseshoe Common, the Lower Gardens, cemeteries or memorial gardens and any areas that are fenced off.
You may view the full agreement on the Bournemouth Borough Council website - click here. There is a link on that page to email the Parks team with your request to place a geocache.
N.B. The council currently only allow a maximum of 100 'caches' in Bournemouth at any time.
A council map showing the area covered is here
A map overlay (.kml) showing the area covered can be downloaded here.
The map overlays can be downloaded and opened in Google Earth which is a free download for a PC and also as apps for Apple and Android. (N.B. These maps do not form part of any legal representation of land ownership and are created simply as a guide to areas for the purposes of placing a geocache container or marking an area where these are not permitted). The council have been asked to supply an updated and accurate map however they are not replying to any emails. The Google map overlay has been hand drawn from one that appears on the Council website. It is as accurate as possible. If there is a disagreement over exactly whether an area is or isn't council land then it is up to the cache placer to check the location/coordinates with the council directly.
Refer to the council's webpage.
The following file is attached to this agreement: bournemouthbcc.kml
26th Mar 2021.
Do you have any feedback about this agreement? Click here to submit feedback to the committee.