Tristan da Cunha Geocaching: The British Garrison Geotrail
The trail consists of 6 caches and takes you to different parts of the village where the Garrison would have visited after their arrival in 1816.

The British Garrison Geotrail

Geocaching reaches Tristan
to celebrate the bicentenary of British rule.
This page explains how the trail works
starting with an introduction and continuing with
parts of the British Garrison Geo Trail
which you may download as a PDF:
British Garrison Geo Trail
ready for your visit to the island.
Post Office and Tourism Team
The Post Office and Tourism Team in 2016:
(left to right): Kelly Burns, Shirley Squibb, Lillie Swain,
Janine Lavarello, Dawn Repetto (Head of Tourism and Heritage),
Tina Glass, Iris Green (Head of Post Office Department),
and Caryn Green.

Introduction from Head of Tristan Tourism Dawn Repetto

The Tourism Department with support from friends overseas has been successful in setting up
TRISTAN’S FIRST GEOCACHING TRAIL.


The trail is called ‘The British Garrison Geo Trail’ and will be launched on the 14th August to commemorate 200 yrs since the British Garrison arrived and we became British. The trail consists of 6 caches and takes you to different parts of the village where the Garrison would have visited after arrival in 1816. The trail comes with an A4 map showing coordinates and telling of the points along the way. This is available as a hardcopy or to download before you reach the island.

This whole project would not have been possible without the help of Alan and Angie Brook. Having heard about Geocaching previously and knowing that it was of interest to people I tried to find out more information during my time in Isle of Man. I was introduced to Alan and Angie who have been Geocachers for many years, going by the name ‘twoofnine’. They explained to me what Geocaching was all about and answered all my questions, I was even fortunate enough to go on a taster trail with them.

I hope visitors to the island will get much enjoyment from this new activity and would like to say a big, big thank you to Alan and Angie for helping to make this possible.

Thanks also to Shirley Squibb for designing the brochure.

Alan and Angie Brook
Map of the British Garrison Geo Trail
We look forward to hearing from the first visitors to trial the trail!