National Trust Wey Navigations Posted June 16, 2008 Share Posted June 16, 2008 Dear Geocachers I am contacting you from Dapdune Wharf in Guildford, Surrey, which is the main National Trust base for the River Wey and Godalming Navigations. As part of the ongoing development of the visitor experience along the Wey we are considering setting up a series of caches to help interpret the navigations, designed to be both fun and informative in equal parts. Ideally this would take the format of several caches along a stretch of the Wey, with a clue in each to help lead to the next one along the route. We are still in the very early stages of discussing this idea, so I really just wanted to put some feelers out amongst the geocaching community to find out what floats your boat (if you excuse the awful water related pun!). The main issue we see is that having a series of caches along the towpath will make a very linear route and could potentially be very boring. I have also noticed that there are already several caches placed alongside the Wey, and we would not want to conflict with caches already placed (hopefully with permission!) by the geocaching community. I also wondered how geocachers would feel about allowing NT visitors to have a go at finding the caches by hiring GPS units from us here at Dapdune. Obviously we want to try and make this activity accessible to the widest possible audience, not just geocachers, but it does mean that potentially you could have 'muggles' with no previous experience of geocaching attempting to find the caches! Would this be an issue for seasoned geocachers? Or would it negate the idea of this being a covert activity for those 'in the know'? However, it could be useful in raising awareness to geocaching, and opening it up to new audiences..... Any advice would be much appreciated Caroline Wilks Learning Officer, Dapdune Wharf firstname.lastname@example.org Quote Link to comment
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