Do you fancy discovering the great outdoors with a difference? Broxtowe Borough Councill encourages people to explore the borough's parks, open spaces, countryside and heritage through Geocaching.

Official  Geocache

What is Geocaching?

Geocaching is a high-tech, outdoor treasure hunting game where participants ('geocachers') use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or other navigational technique to hide and seek containers ('geocaches' or 'caches').

A typical cache is a small waterproof container containing a logbook, pen and 'treasure' - usually toys or trinkets of little value.

Geocaching in Broxtowe

Hidden in various places throughout the borough are over 100 containers that are waiting to be found by anyone with a GPS device.

Broxtowe Borough Council has also set up a geocache of its own in one of the borough's designated Queen Elizabeth II fields at:

Hall Om Wong Park, Kimberley - Queen Elizabeth Diamond Fields 2012 (Opens in a New Window)

The cache site was nominated as part of the Queen Elizabeth Fields Challenge, which aims to protect designated recreational spaces for communities as a permanent living legacy of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

How To Find A Geocache

  1. Register for a free basic membership at

  2. Visit the 'Search' page.

  3. Enter your postal code and click "search."

  4. Choose any geocache from the list and click on its name.

  5. Enter the coordinates of the geocache into your GPS Device.

  6. Use your GPS device to assist you in finding the hidden geocache.

  7. Sign the logbook and return the geocache to its original location.

  8. Share your geocaching stories and photos online.

The Rules of Geocaching

  1. If you take something from the cache, leave something of equal or greater value.

  2. Write about your find in the cache logbook.

  3. Log your experience at

Parks and Environment
tel: 0115 917 7777