Geocaching

Often described as a "game of high-tech hide and seek" geocaching is a new outdoor sporting activity. Participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called "geocaches" or "caches", anywhere in the world.

A typical cache is a small waterproof container containing a logbook where the geocacher enters the date they found it and signs it with their established code name. Larger containers such as plastic storage containers (tupperware or similar) can also contain items for trading, usually toys or trinkets of little value. Most caches are so-called traditional caches where you find the container directly at the listed coordinates. A multi-cache involves a number of tages/location which you have to follow before you find the container st the final stage/location. Most interesting are the mystery caches where you find you first need to solve a puzzle to determine the coordinates of the container.

At Cwmshon Cottages you can combine your exciting hobby with the pleasure of staying in luxury accommodation. There are currently over 220 caches within a five mile radius of the cottages and over 3 thousand within 50 miles, taking you through some of Wales most beautiful and remote landscapes. Go treasure seeking on the nearby Gower peninusla or into the wilderness of the Breacon Beacons National Park located just 5 miles up the valley from the cottages. And as we have WiFi internet access in the cottages when you are back indoors you can easily log finds and then  shout about it on Facebook to your friends......

To see details on caches within easy reach of the cottages visit: GEOCaching and enter the postcode SA8 4PN.