Come and explore Edinburgh’s fantastic geology and some of the EarthCaches of the area
An Earthcache is a specific location where you can learn about local geology. This is similar to Geocaching but doesn’t involve a physical cache: instead you visit a specific location and observe the geology. If you want to ‘claim’ the cache, there are questions to answer. With the growing availability of smart phones, is easy to take part – all you need is a free Geocaching app. There are Earthcaches across the world, providing opportunities to explore geology wherever you are.
Scotland has hundreds of Earthcaches – you can find them on geocaching.com. Prepared by individual enthusiasts, they give a good introduction to many of our important geological sites, at varying levels of detail.