Treasure hunters visit parks

More than 150 people have visited parks in Eastwood and Kimberley to try and uncover hidden treasure.

Broxtowe Borough Council hid ‘geocaches’ - a container with trinkets to exchange and a logbook for the treasure hunter’s name – in the parks last year.

At Coronation Park in Eastwood 74 people have succesfully uncovered the box, but six people failed to find it.

And in Hall Om Wong Park in Kimberley 58 people have found it, and 16 have not.

Geocaching is a nationwide sport, and gives people the opportunity to explore local areas.

Coo-rdinates of each geocache can be found by registering for free membership at Geocaching website. The coordinates are then transferred to a Global Positioning System (GPS) or smart phone devise for people to seek out the hidden caches.

Worldwide there are over 1.5 million active geocaches and over 5 million treasure hunters who take part in geocaching.

More than 100 caches are already established within the Broxtowe borough.