Once you have found a number of geocaches you’ll probably want to create your own geocache. Before you do though please take a moment to think carefully about where you wish to place one. If you want to create one on land that is not owned by you, you need to seek the permission of the landowner. To find out who owns the land you can undertake a land search by contacting the Land Registry
If you are unsure if the land is owned by Broadland District Council, then they are happy to advise.
If the land is owned by us please follow these rules:
Email your contact details to us and include the co-ordinates of the geocache, its name, its type and a walk in description BEFORE placing the geocache. Email the details to firstname.lastname@example.org
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 runs
Trees, 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
Aailure to follow these guidelines may result in permission being withdrawn and your geocache being removed from the hosting website
Further guidelines can be found on the Geocaching Association of Great Britain website.
Local nature reserve designations are mapped nationally on the DEFRA Magic website.
19th Feb 2020.
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