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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 www.geocaching.com 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 Geocaching 'discoverables'

Auchitaple SentinelCateran Trail Sentinel

The Cateran Trail is fully 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 www.geocaching.com. 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.

The Cateran Trail GeoTrail with free collectable Geocoins

Silver geocoin

The Cateran Trail GeoTrail has 20 special caches spread across the five stages. A collectable bronze geocoin will be awarded to geocachers who collect 25 points and an antique silver geocoin will be awarded to geocachers who collect 30 points. Collect your points in the GeoTrail Passport, which you can download below. Points can be earned by finding caches (1 point) or by stopping to eat (2 points) or sleep (3 points) at participating businesses along the Trail.

Cateran Geotrail - Cache Locations Download details of the 20 special GeoTrail caches here.
Cateran GeoTrail Passport Download a Cateran GeoTrail Passport here.
Cateran GeoTrail Businesses - Passport Stamp Locations Download a list of the places you need to go to get your passport stamped here.

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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!

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 GeoTrail has been developed by PKCT staff with enthusiastic volunteer geocachers Sue Perth Pathfinders and Snaik. Additional financial support came from Forestry Commission Scotland and Perth & Kinross Council

Don't get lost!

Cateran Trail guidebook and map © PKCT

Although the Cateran Trail is waymarked, you should not try to walk the route without a map or guidebook.  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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