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Geocaching in the News

Over the years, geocaching has received a large amount of coverage in the media. Below is a list of links where geocaching has been featured or mentioned in online articles, newspapers, magazines, radio broadcasts, television segments, and everything in between.

This list will grow over time following further research and submissions from our members. We hope that you enjoy looking through what we already have.


28 August
BBC Radio 5 Live - The GAGB Committee received a request from BBC Radio5Live, to go the show and explain all about Geocaching to the host, Colin Murray. I volunteered (though I think everyone else would have been elsewhere!) to go on the show, the geocaching section started at midnight on Monday 28Aug 2023. I was one of 5 guests, the originator was a cacher named Will from Devon, and I was assisted by a GAGB Friend, Anna Fergusson (discodancingdiva) from London. The host also spoke to a geocaching podcaster, and a geologist, from the US. I enjoyed the experience of being on National Radio, and Colin was easy to talk to.
A recording of the show is here

13 April
BBC Radio Somerset - Stoke Bunnies co-hosted a CITO Event at Chard Reservoir LNR with sjcf (Steve Farley). The event was combined with the Somerset District Council Countryside Ranger for the LNR, Hannah Stanton. During the event, a reporter from BBC Radio Somerset, Will Richards, arrived, and produced an article which was broadcast on the BBC Somerset Breakfast show, with Claire Carter.
The clip of the article is here

13 April
Evening Standard - Geocaching is a global game that has become increasingly popular because of TikTok (by Charlie Duffield)


12 August
Village Halls Podcast - Jackie (Geojaxx) talks about the treasure hunting activity known as geocaching and why she started hiding them around halls in the UK (by Johnny Thomson)

21 April
Winsford and Middlewich Guardian - Mid Cheshire Scouts celebrate 100 years with Barons Quay event (by Jessica Farrington)

22 February
Norwich Evening News - Secret free treasure hunt takes explorers around the city and beyond (by Sophie Skyring)


5 September
Kent Online - Geocaching: The hidden treasure trail bringing communities together (by Laoise Gallagher)

8 May
Daily Record - Ayrshire school celebrates 'Blue Switch Day' with outdoor fun (by Paul Behan)

20 April
Eastern Daily Press - 'Suspicious package' turns out to be hidden treasure chest (by Abigail Nicholson)


18 November
In Your Area - Retired scientist sets geocaching trail at popular Cardiff attraction (by Saffron Jenkins)

15 September
Countryfile - Guide to geocaching: what it is and how to get started (unnamed author)

8 August
Liverpool Echo - Incredible way to see Merseyside like you've never seen it before (by Elle May Rice)


30 December
The Mendips Rock - Geocaching in Somerset (unnamed author)

6 March
BBC Radio Somerset - Geocaching in Somerset (featuring Chris Warren)


13 June
The Press - New geocache treasure hunt launched in Sandsend, North Yorkshire (by Nadia Jefferson-Brown)


17 July
Border Life - Caledonian Cachefest event (presented by Sandy McCracken)

23 January
Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce - X marks the spot: Aberdeenshire to welcome global geocaching treasure hunt in 2019 (by Aberdeenshire Council)


29 September
Mendip Times 12(5) - Charcoal burners at work, p. 56 (by Judith Tranter)

10 March
Winfield Outdoors - Geocaching For Beginners - The How, What, Where & Why (unnamed author)

16 January
GCHarribo on YouTube - First vlog uploaded (link to channel)

2 January
Geocacher Owain on YouTube - First vlog uploaded (link to channel)


22 April
North Somerset Times - Coastguard rescue confusion (by Liam Jones)

20 April
BBC Bristol - Rescued Clevedon geocachers were 'never in danger' (unnamed author)


9 November
BBC Radio 4 - Geocaching in Salcey Forest (presented by Helen Mark)

25 June
Daily Mail - Nurse who was left fighting for her life after being stampeded by a herd of cows was accused by 999 operator of making hoax call (by Ted Thornhill)


21 November
Daily Mail - Nurse in intensive care after being trampled by a herd of cows while taking part in hi-tech sat-nav treasure hunt (by Sam Webb)

7 November
BBC Sounds - Geocaching in Salcey Forest (presented by Helen Mark)

26 March
The Independent - Geocaching craze leaves York residents underwhelmed (by Freddie Nathan)

12 March
Out & About Live - A beginners guide to geocaching (unnamed author)

9 February
BBC Radio Gloucestershire - Local geocaching event (unnamed presenter)

4 January
Geo Paul on YouTube - First vlog uploaded (link to channel)


We do not currently have anything from 2012. If you know of something that could be added, please email it to


30 December
The Scotsman - Seeking out the hi-tech treasure hunters (by Nick Drainey)

21 October
Daily Record - Bench marks Perthshire geocaching competition (unnamed author)

6 July
BBC News Leeds & West Yorkshire - Geocaching: the unintended results (by Danny Savage)

8 June
geocachespoilers by Sven on YouTube - First vlog uploaded (link to channel)

5 February
Geocaching Association of Great Britain - First issue of Seeker (link to Seeker back issues)

28 January
BBC Breakfast - Mike Bushell goes geocaching (presented by Mike Bushell)


23 July
BBC Technology - How geocaching took a couple from Pratts Bottom to Oz (by Ian Peacock)


29 April
BBC Oxford - Geocaching (by Cristina Parry)


28 October
BBC York & North Yorkshire - Geocaching (by Lisa Crawford)

23 May
BBC Isle of Man - What is geocaching? (by Andy Stephenson)

3 May
BBC Isle of Man - Cache in on the Manx Countryside (by Alan Cole)


29 December
Gazette and Herald - Leipzig designated geocaching site (by Jill Crooks)

16 October
On the Wight - Exploring The Isle of Wight’s Countryside – 21st Century (by IW Council Press Office)


3 August
Paul Smith on YouTube - Geocaching on Scafell Pike, England's highest point


25 June
Paul Smith on YouTube - Geocaching on Ben Nevis, Scotland (and the UKs) highest mountain - cache event

24 February
BBC Points West - Geocaching (presented by Steve Knibbs)


10 March
BBC Wiltshire Online - A Geocaching we will go... (by Sarah Jones)


13 January
BBC Inside Out - Geocaching (unnamed author)


We do not currently have anything from 2002. If you know of something that could be added, please email it to


5 March
BBC News - How to play hide-and-seek by satellite (unnamed author)


We do not currently have anything from 2000. If you know of something that could be added, please email it to

We would be very grateful if you could send us anything you are aware of, for any year, to so that the list is as complete as possible. However please note that some submissions may not be included due to copyright issues.

All information within this list has been added in good faith and no copyright infringement is intended. However, if you feel that this may be the case please contact us at and the offending link will be removed accordingly.
Some items have been omitted due to copyright concerns.