Geocaching Treasure Trail

History Works and Cambridge Sustainable Food are launching the Veg Fest Challenge with our historical and food related Geocaching trail this week, with special treats in store if you get active using our special treasure trail between 13th and 20 July,  where we suggest you start from Riverside outside Cambridge Museum of Technology. 

If you and your kids love a good treasure hunt, then you will love geocaching. Go on an adventure around significant places of interest nearby the route of the new Chisholm Trail while looking for our hidden vegetable surprises! 

More info about Veg Fest & Cambridge Events

12th July Veg Tokens are placed in the cache nearby the Cambridge Chisholm Trail & Release of locations

Look below to find co-ordinates of the geocaches holding the treasure boxes scattered around our Cambridge trail. In them you'll find tokens, prizes and fun facts about veg. An activity for the whole family to enjoy.  You'll be looking out for cliplock boxes covered in camo tape and using your phone to pilot you in to find them.

Veg Fest Tokens & Fun Facts are at 4 locations = 


GPS: N 52 degrees 13.201 E 000 degrees 09.415


GPS: N 52 degrees 13.674 E 000 degrees 09.385


GPS: N 52 degrees  12. 17  N 000 degrees 9.35.03 E


GPS: N 52 degrees 12.193 E 000 degrees 09.611

Geocaching Trail theme for the Veg Fest is around the former site of Stourbridge Fair in Cambridge: 

Our Festival trail has a historical theme, taking you to wonderful locations close to the River Cam and Stourbridge Meadows, once the site of the famous international fair from the medieval period onwards called ‘Stourbridge Fair’, where rich and poor ate tons of oysters and bread, the equivalent of fish and chips today.  You can still find oyster shells in the Riverside neighbourhood and street names dating back to the layout of Stourbridge Fair stalls, such as Garlic Row.  By starting with the first geocache with a special treat within at Riverside, you will have a wonderful view of the River Cam, see the big chimney of the 1894 Pumping Station (now the Museum of Technology) and get to walk and cycle along the pathways over the former Stourbridge Fair to go on and find further geocaches.

When: 13th - 20th July geocaching Veg trail will be live.  More info about Veg Fest & Cambridge Events

Geocaching Info: The only necessities are a GPS device or a GPS-enabled mobile phone so that you can navigate to the caches & find your treasure!  It will take30/60 mins on foot to find all of the caches for Veg Fest, or 20/30 mins on a bycicle.  Take water with you if it is a hot day, and enjoy logging onto the books provided or online.

Find our FREE trail map & introduction to geocaching here to help you get started: 


What do I need to go geocaching?

The only necessities are a GPS device or a GPS-enabled mobile phone so that you can navigate to the cache, and a free Membership. You can find out more about geocaching at

How do I find the cache and what should I do once I've found it?

There are many things to know about searching for a cache. For instance, did you know that there is a slight "error" to every GPS device due to technological limitations? Your device can get you close to the cache, but there are a number of things to consider as you get closer to the cache location.

 When you find the cache, sign the logbook and return it to the cache. You can take an item from the cache if you like - just make sure to leave something of equal or greater value in its place. When you are finished, put the cache back exactly as you found it, even if you think you see a better spot for it. Finally, visit the geocache website to log your find and share your experience.

What does a geocache look like? 

Geocaches vary greatly in size and appearance. In the field you will see everything from large, clear plastic containers to film canisters to a fake rock with a secret compartment. So, how do you find the cache?

The first step is to get a general idea of the cache's size. The size is shown on each cache page. A general overview of the cache size graphic is found below. Please note that these are just examples; sizes can vary.

 Micro - Less than 100ml. Examples: a 35 mm film canister or a tiny storage box typically containing only a logbook or a logsheet. A nano cache is a common sub-type of a micro cache that is less than 10ml and can only hold a small logsheet.
 Small - 100ml or larger, but less than 1L. Example: A sandwich-sized plastic container or similar.
 Regular - 1L or larger, but less than 20L. Examples: a plastic container or ammo can about the size of a shoebox.
 Large - 20L or larger. Example: A large bucket.
 Other - See the cache description for information.

Information taken from

Cambridge Veg Fest Treasure Trail

I hope you enjoy finding these geocacheds and catch the bug to go find others all over the world - and have a super time at all the events you attend for the Cambridge Veg Fest! 



Geocaching Treasure Trail


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