Favourite geocaches: Isle of Wight

Awarding our Geocaching favourite points: Where? Which? Why?

Sometimes we award favourite points for the memories attached to finding a cache, other times it’s for the creativity of the containers, and then there’s also the points for location…for taking us to a different place that we wouldn’t have otherwise known about. 🙂

A special mention has to be given to the fiendish puzzle caches which we award favourite points to for the time and effort that goes into putting them together – especially if there’s a great container at the end!!

Please let me know if there are any great caches that we should check out in your area as this list is by no means extensive – and we’re always up for a road trip!


Headon Warren – GC14QPY by LavenderLatLongers *Found on: 17/06/13* [Archived 25/08/14]

Difficulty 1.5 – Terrain 2.5

Cache Type: Traditional

Well, our trip to the Isle of Wight coincided with doing some charity work for Education for the Children Foundation who do truly inspirational work in Guatemala which I highly recommend checking out if you’ve got a minute. :)

After we’d helped out at the IOW festival with the EFTC gang we decided to grab a few caches on the island to save us having to queue for hours on end to try and get back to the mainland. We packed all the camping gear away in the car and headed over to Stoat’s Farm, which is an excellent spot if you want a room/tent with a view! We paid £28 for two nights and we couldn’t have picked a better location.

We walked from the site to pick up a few caches along the coast and our first one Headon Warren, turned out to be the one with the best views. It was actually tricky to retrieve as the container was a little too big for the stone that it was stuck underneath, but we did manage to prise it out in the end, and so we left our Mr. Bump! Travel Bug there to encourage others to go and find it. :)

Geocaching near to The Needles on the Isle of Wight.

The Needles Isle of Wight Geocaches

We later picked up Alum Bay (IOW), which was an EarthCache that I won’t spoil for you other than to say it’s a truly amazing spot and worth checking out if you’re holidaying on the IOW. Climbing back up the hill we then wandered around to pick up Look @ the Needles which was a nice easy find. We unfortunately missed Isle of Wight…The Lord Palmerston as the area was closed, I think we only missed it by about 30 minutes too which was a shame!

This completed our walk for the day and we headed back to the campsite. I think it took us around 4 and a half hours but we were taking our time to enjoy the views.


For more information on our top-rated caches check out the favourite geocaches category!

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