New digital cultural trail

Culture Coasting tempts visitors to travel to and between the outstanding galleries along the South East coast using Geocaching – GPS enabled treasure trail technology – where they can find, unlock and log new world-class cultural experiences, both physically and digitally, that have been created by leading UK and international artists.

What is geocaching?
Geocaching is GPS-enabled treasure hunt, using smartphones or GPS devices, to find hidden caches.

  • Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the cache (container) hidden at that location
  • Caches are graded according to their accessibility and their content. They can be simply a container with a log book (or visitor book) linked to online content, an object, or prize.

There are:

7 million active geocachers worldwide
Over 3 million geocaches in over 190 countries
Over 360,000 cache owners
1,452,895 caches in Europe
35,000 events annually
In 2016 geocachers hide a geocache every minute of every day!