Welcome to our new web site dedicated to geocaching on and around Dartmoor.
The main purpose of the web site will be to promote geocaching within this wonderful environment that many of us are fortunate enough to be able to call home. It is intended to help those visiting Dartmoor to understand and find the wonderful variety of geocaches that we have and also to help those who live locally to place new geocaches – and hopefully to maintain the ones they have already placed!
The web site will feature a forum which will allow members to communicate easily with each other and to provide a way of discussing any geocaching topic. There will be topics for those searching for geocaches and other topics for those who place them.
As many of you will be aware, because of the nature of Dartmoor, there is a problem in getting caches properly maintained and often as soon as somebody posts a “Needs Maintenance” log or reports the cache as missing, the cache owner takes the easy option of archiving it. This is an area where the web site should be able to help by highlighting a problematic cache before it gets archived, enabling local cachers to replace a cache, change a log or even just checking to see if a cache exists. It may also be possible to encourage some caches to be transferred to a new owner.
In addition I hope the web site will encourage discussion on topics of interest, will promote good geocaching practices and etiquette, will list caches and series of caches that are considered to be good, etc. It will give the opportunity for a cache owner to promote his cache or series if it has fallen in popularity. It will also help those coming to Dartmoor to find interesting caches or series. The list of opportunities is endless.
It is up to us all to use the web site to promote geocaching on Dartmoor.
Please take a look at the How to Use the Dartmoor Geocaching Web Site forum to see how to get started.