More than 150 people to take part in the first-ever Caledonian CacheFest on Saturday 27 May

The first in a series of Geocaching events will take place in Peebles at the end of May

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2017-May-17 — /Travel PR News/ — THE first in a series of hi-tech treasure hunts will take place in Peebles later this month that will encourage visitors to get outdoors and explore the area.

The first-ever Caledonian CacheFest will take place in the town on Saturday 27 May, with associated events across the weekend. More than 150 people are expected to take part in the modern day version of a treasure hunt. Participants will follow clues with help from their smartphones to discover dozens of caches hidden in the spectacular forest areas surrounding Peebles.

VisitScotland hope the family-friendly event in the heart of the Tweed Valley will bring visitors to the area to enjoy the very best of what the region has to offer.

Event organiser, Chris Meikle from Caledonian CacheFest, said: “Geocaching is a wonderful outdoor hobby using GPS devices to find hidden caches. There are three events planned in Peebles over the Bank Holiday weekend and we have worked closely with the Forestry Commission to take advantage of the stunning scenery and forest trails around Peebles. We hope to attract a few hundred geocachers to the area and hopefully introduce loads more locals to this great hobby.

Our aim is to host similar events every two years and show that geocaching is not only a fun pastime for everyone, but it is also educational, available to everyone and good for your health.”

Manuela Calchini, Regional Partnerships Director for the South of Scotland, said: “I am delighted that Peebles and the wider Scottish Borders region has been chosen to host the first ever Caledonian CacheFest.

“Geocaching is an increasingly-popular pastime and events like this offer another opportunity to showcase the stunning scenery and countryside of the Scottish Borders to visitor and help boost the local visitor economy. Tourism is at the heart of the visitor economy in the Scottish Borders, generating economic success and growth opportunities, by showcasing the very best of what the region has to offer.”

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