It is a modern day treasure hunt, using aGPS device to find hidden containers.
The containers, known as caches vary in shape and size, all will contain a log book for you to sign to confirm your visit. Unside these may also contain a number of small items of low monetary value that you can trade, as long as you leave something of similar value in return. Often these are things like small toys, bits of stationary, key rings etc.
The real value is in sense of pride you get from finding the cache, and the challenge of the adventure and exploration. you can find strange and unusual places of beauty and interest. often these could be much closer to home than you would of thought.
Getting out in the fresh air exploring your local area, finding places you did not know about.
Geocaching is suitable for alll ages and makes a brilliant family activity that gets kids out and about. Learn about the countryside, the local history and discover waterfalls, beaches, caves, footpaths.... The opportunites are as limited as your imagination.