The National Trust Announces Partnership With GarminBy The National Trust, PRNE
Thursday, May 5, 2011
SWINDON, England, May 6, 2011 - The National Trust is offering visitors an exciting new way to explore
its great outdoor places by partnering with GPS experts Garmin this summer.
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
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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 Trust places."
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 locations.
PR Contact: Louisa Green Co-ordinator Press Office National Trust Heelis Kemble Drive Swindon SN2 2NA +44(0)1793-818548
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