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Geocaching on The Cateran Trail - Join in the global treasure hunt!


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Geocaching is the real-world treasure hunt that's happening right now all around you. There are more than 2 million geocaches and over 6 million geocachers worldwide. If you are new to geocaching, take a look at our Go Geocaching page or pop over to for a quick introduction. If you are already a cacher, then you'll be happy to discover that the area around The Cateran Trail is the geocaching capital of Scotland!

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The Cateran Trail GeoTrail with free collectable Geocoins

Silver geocoin

The Cateran Trail GeoTrail has 18 special caches spread around The Cateran Trail. By finding caches and collecting stamps on the Cateran GeoTrail passport you can earn a silver or gold geocoin.

*The Cateran GeoTrail is currently being revised to make it more accessible. Geocoins are still available, please contact [email protected] for more details.*

Cateran GeoTrail Passport Download a Cateran GeoTrail Passport here.


If you're interested in becoming a Cateran GeoTrail business where keen geocachers can collect stamps, please get in touch with us as we would be happy to send you information to help you get started. It's free for you to join!

The Cateran Trail Geocaching 'discoverables'

Auchitaple SentinelCateran Trail Sentinel

The Cateran Trail is waymarked with distinctive Cateran Trail signs. In addition to the standard waymarking, you will come across some hand-carved posts: The Sentinels.

These spirits of the Caterans were lovingly crafted by Robbie Gordon, a former project officer with the Perth & Kinross Countryside Trust. The posts have one or two or even sometimes three faces, each uniquely individual. The posts are 'discoverable' on Note the tracking number on each post and go online to read the biographies of key sentinels. 

Cateran GeoTrail - Sentinals Locations Download details of Sentinels GPS co-ordinates here.

Thanks to Cateran Trail GeoTrail Sponsors

The Cateran Trail is maintained and promoted by Perth & Kinross Countryside Trust (PKCT) with support from the landowners. The original GeoTrail was developed by PKCT staff with enthusiastic volunteer geocachers Sue Perth Pathfinders and Snaik, it has now been revised by PKCT staff with support from geocacher Balletninja. Additional financial support for the original trail came from the former Forestry Commission Scotland and Perth & Kinross Council

Don't get lost!

Cateran Trail guidebook and map © PKCT

The Cateran Trail is waymarked but you will need map to follow the trail, you may also like to get the guidebook which contains lots of useful information.  Every year a few walkers ignore this advice and end up getting lost.  We have worked in partnership with the publishers of the Rucksack Readers hillwalking guidebooks and Footprint hillwalking maps to create a guidebook and map for the Trail.  We check each new edition of these to make sure they are up to date and accurate.  If you are planning to walk the Cateran Trail and don't have a guidebook or map...

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