The National Trust Announces Partnership with Garmin
Released on: May 06, 2011, 7:58 am
The National Trust is offering visitors an exciting new way to
explore its great outdoor places by partnering with GPS experts Garmin
Geocaching, a family friendly 'digital' treasure hunt, will be taking place at over 40
National Trust places across the country*. Visitors will be able to borrow a Garmin
handheld GPS device to guide them to treasure 'caches' hidden in the countryside
and coastland of National Trust sites.
These modern-day treasure-hunts are a fun way for visitors to get out and really
experience the outdoors with the National Trust.
Andrew Silver, senior product manager for fitness and outdoor at Garmin said: "Geocaching is a great way for families and people of all ages to get outdoors and
discover hidden places using a Garmin GPS and opencaching.com. At National Trust
places this summer, you can have fun and get rewards, but also learn useful
techniques such as how to read maps and co-ordinates. Garmin is really pleased to be
able to offer this new activity to people who love to experience beautiful National
The partnership between the National Trust and Garmin is part of the Trust's vision
to encourage more people to enjoy the outdoors.
Over the forthcoming months, Garmin will be hosting taster sessions at National
Trust places, so visitors from across England, Wales and Northern Ireland can become
21st century treasure hunters.
About the National Trust:
The National Trust is a charity with a statutory duty to preserve places and countryside across
England, Wales and Northern Ireland 'of historic interest and natural beauty for
the benefit of the nation'.
As Europe's largest conservation charity it protects over 350 historic houses, 160
gardens, 1,100 kilometres of coastline, 254,000 hectares of land of outstanding
natural beauty, six World Heritage Sites, 28 castles and 60 pubs, including coastal
walks and family days out.
The global leader in satellite navigation, Garmin Ltd. and its subsidiaries have
designed, manufactured, marketed and sold navigation, communication and information
devices and applications since 1989 – most of which are enabled by GPS technology.
Notes to editors:
*In partnership with Garmin, the National Trust will be creating new geocaches at
over 40 of its estates, gardens and countryside locations across the UK during 2011.
Visitors can already enjoy the challenge of geocaching at a number of Trust
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