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2012 TB

Geocaching is a real-world outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS enabled devices.  Participants navigate to a specific set of co-ordinates and then attempt to find the geocache container at that location.  Containers vary in size from a 1cm magnetic cylinders to ammo cans with the hides being rated according to their difficulty.


Originally designed to provide families and children with the opportunity to get out and enjoy the outdoors the sport has grown out of all recognition with well over 2 million caches hidden worldwide.  Cachers register their anonymous on a website and can then log their finds.


Often hidden in the caches are Travel Bugs [TBs] which are tags with an individual code on them which can be attached to any suitable item.  These are moved from cache to cache and logged each time.  From the website information as to destination, mileage travelled and last known positions are easily obtained.


Back in 2011 some club members at the forefront on innovation and technology who had been spotted with these GPS satellite spy electronic devices hanging around their necks decided to come out and agreed that they would arrange for a specially created medal to be made and attached to some TBs which would all be released at the same time to see how far Amesbury Walkers recognition would go around the world.  The 2012 Amesbury Walkers TB race, with 10 participants, started at the Stonehenge Stomp at the end of January.  Current race position, movements, distances travelled can be found by clicking on 2012 Race below.


2013 TB

After the success of the 2012 Race it was agreed that another should be run in 2013 and following the same guidelines another set of TBs were released to travel the world.


2012 Race 2013 Race

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2014 Race

2014 Race

2014

TB

With an increasing amount of interest in geocaching the 2014 Race Travel Bugs were released after the Club’s Stonehenge Stomp walk at the end of January with 17 participants.

2014 Race

2015 Race

2015 TB

Another race was started in 2015 when  12TBs were released after the clubs Stonehenge Stomp walk in January.