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Definition of geocaching: a worldwide outdoor treasure hunting game, in which geocachers use a GPS receiver or smartphone to navigate to a set of coordinates to find a geocache container hidden at that location. It is pronounced geo-kash-ing.
Number of geocaches worldwide: over 3 million.
Number of geocaches in the United Kingdom: over 205,000 as of October 2020 (please contact us if you are after the number of geocaches in a particular country, region or county).
Number of active geocachers in the United Kingdom: over 200,000 as of October 2020.
Oldest live geocache in the United Kingdom: Scotland's First (GCF0), placed on 15th December 2000 at Ben More, Stirlingshire.
What is the history of geocaching?: check out this page to read about the origins of geocaching.
What is a muggle?: someone who doesn't know about geocaching; a non-geocacher. This term comes from the Harry Potter books, in which a muggle is someone who lacks magical abilities.
What is the GAGB?: The Geocaching Association of Great Britain (GAGB) was established in 2003 to provide a national geocaching organisation and serve as a UK point of contact for geocachers, landowners, the media and others with an interest in geocaching.
Who is involved?: The GAGB is run by an elected Executive Committee consisting of 8 volunteers, who are all active geocachers. A list of the current committee members can be found here.
You are welcome to use our GAGB logo subject to our usage policy.
You can also visit the Geocaching Newsroom, where you will find more information and media assets.