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Landowner Enquiries

Welcome to the Geocaching Association of Great Britain's (GAGB) website. You can have the fullest confidence in our response to any queries or concerns you may have.

We want you to feel reassured that the recreational activity of 'geocaching' has a comprehensive set of guidelines both internationally and locally, which cover the standards that are expected when a new geocache is placed on land within the UK. Details of these guidelines can be found at: GAGB Geocache Guidelines or Groundspeak Geocache Guidelines. These guidelines require that geocache owners get permission from the landowner before a geocache is placed. As a volunteer group, the GAGB are able to connect you with the owner of the geocache and also work with the geocache listing site to help landowners resolve any disputes.

The GAGB has actively developed successful and ongoing relationships with major landowners such as local councils, the National Trust, the Forestry Commission, and the Woodland Trust as well as smaller private estates. Geocaching is a great way to encourage locals and visitors to get outside and enjoy our beautiful landscape. Our experience in negotiating and managing these agreements give us the confidence that we can handle your queries or concerns effectively. A list of our existing landowner agreements can be found here.

You can reach us at:


Phone Message Service:
033 3340 4242



What3words has divided the globe into 3m squares and given each one a unique 3 word address. It means everywhere can be located with just three words. For example ///kite.chats.dine will take you to a precise spot in a field next to the River Ouse in York.

3 word addresses are easy to say and share, and are as accurate as GPS coordinates.

How do I use what3words to get the position of a geocache?

  1. Find the 3 word address for your current location on the free what3words app for iOS and Android and online map at It works offline – ideal for areas with unreliable data connection.
  2. Copy and share your 3 word address to the GAGB.
  3. The GAGB can then determine the exact location of the geocache and connect you with the owner of the geocache.

You can find out more about what3words here.