Geocaching on The  Cateran Trail

Geocaching - Join in the global treasure hunt!

Geocaching is the real-world treasure hunt that's happening right now all around you. There are 2,634,371 active geocaches and over 6 million geocachers worldwide. If you are new to geocaching, take a look at the video at the bottom of this 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.

The Cateran Trail Geocaching 'discoverables'

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, 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. Details of GPS co-ordinates here.

The Cateran Trail GeoTour with free collectable Geocoins

The Cateran Trail GeoTour 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. Points can be earned by finding caches (1 point), by stopping to eat (2 points) or while sleeping (3 points).  

To enter, download the GeoTour Passport from this page. All the instructions, terms and conditions are there. You can also download a .gpx file with co-ordinates for the Participating Businesses here.

Thanks to Cateran Trail GeoTour Sponsors

The Cateran Trail is maintained and promoted by Perth & Kinross Countryside Trust (PKCT), with support from the landowners. The GeoTour 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


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