How to Hunt for Buried Treasure in England

·Editor at Large

Scarborough, England, is about 200 miles north of London and the perfect place to uncover buried treasure—if you know where to look.

This was where I discovered geocaching, an outdoor recreational activity that involves searching for secret caches (little treasures) hidden all over the world.

Of course it rained, the day I went to search for buried treasure. (Photo: ABA Staff)

The cache can be anything from gold to silver to toys to sweets. These aren’t exactly ancient treasure chests hidden by the Saxons. Geocaching is supported by an elaborate network of treasure-hunting enthusiasts who store the caches and then log them on the geocaching website.

Related: How to Really Irk the Locals in England

It’s a little like orienteering except with a payoff at the end, but the real prize comes in finding a new way to explore your city or town through a mysterious treasure hunt.

Check out the video to learn more.

Let Yahoo Travel inspire you every day. Hang out with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

Learn more about our travel policy.