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Merthyr Tydfil County Council

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Merthyr Tydfil Council Estates Team


Richard Tucker (richt2000)

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Whilst we do not have any current policy or guidance on geocaching, the Council’s Estates Team would be able to consider any requests for locating such on Council owned land.

Our Sports Development Team have advised that they would be happy to speak to you about any new sites and can be contacted as follows:- Dan Bufton on 01685 726270 or e-mail

Application Process

Please contact Dan Bufton on 01685 726270 or e-mail

Please provide the following details :

Email your contact details to us and include the co-ordinates of the geocache, its name, its type and a description
If the location is designated as a local nature reserve or open space we reserve the right to consult any friends groups that may help manage the site and have an opinion.
As a result of this consultation we reserve the right to refuse permission to site a geocache
Ensure the cache container is clearly marked, stating that the content is harmless and giving the placer’s e-mail 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) or Scheduled Ancient Monument (SAM)
No items of food or drink of any kind should be placed in the cache
No lighters, matches or flammable objects 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 runsTrees, plants, fences, walls and other features should never be damaged when placing or seeking a cache
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
All byelaws (where applicable) must be obeyed
Failure to follow these guidelines may result in permission being withdrawn and your geocache being removed from the hosting website

Area Covered

Wales/South Wales.

Last Modified

30th Jan 2020.


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