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Protected Land Area Database

This database has details of land areas where specific permission is required or where caching is not allowed. Mapping resources are shown. The most useful is MAGIC and there is a very useful link called MagicMapIt! that you can enter any coordinates into to check a location.

Click the Land area column to sort alphabetically.

 

Land Area 

Mapping 
Resources 

Information 

Caching Allowed?

Scheduled Ancient Monuments (SAM) and other archaeological sites 
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Please follow the link on the right for details of the maps and how to use them. 

Caches will not be allowed within the boundaries of any archaeological site whether scheduled or not without permission from the owner/manager of the site. 

(info) Click here for detailed information about SAMs and archaeological sites including interactive maps for England, Wales and Scotland and help on getting permission.

(tick) With permission

Local Nature Reserves 
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Please follow the link on the right for details of the maps and how to use them.

Local Nature Reserves are special areas created for wildlife that may be environmentally sensitive locations. 

(info) For detailed information about Local Nature Reserves including interactive maps and help on getting permission, click here.

 With permission

National Nature Reserves 
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Please follow the link on the right for details of the maps and how to use them.

These are nationally important nature reserves. 

(info) For detailed information about National Nature Reserves including interactive maps and help on getting permission, click here.

 With permission

Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) 
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Please follow the link on the right for details of the maps and how to use them.

SSSI's are areas considered environmentally sensitive and are given suitable protection. 

(info) For detailed information about Sites of Special Scientific Interest including interactive maps and help on getting permission, click here.

 With permission

RSPB Reserves 
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MAGIC (UK)

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds have given a variable response to requests for permission and each area seems to handle requests differently. You may or may not be successful in getting permission. There is no one agreement for the RSPB. 

(info) For detailed information about RSPB Reserves including interactive maps and help on getting permission, click here.

 With permission

 

 

 


United Kingdom Reviewers
Antheia (Channel Islands and East Midlands), Church Warden (Eastern England), dalesmanX (Yorkshire), Geohatter (Eastern England), GizmoKyla (South Wales and South West England), Hanoosh (South West England), La Lunatica (East Midlands), Long Man (South East England), Lorgadh (Scotland), Professor Xavier (Southern England), Red Duster (Wiki and landowner database maintenance, West Midlands), Royal Oak (North West England), Southerntrekker (London, North Wales and Isle of Man), Workyticket (North East England).

United Kingdom Earthcache reviewers:
GeoawareUK2 and GeoawareUK3.

 

About This Guide

The local laws and guidelines for geocaching placement vary from place to place. As community reviewers learn geocache placement policies for a certain location, they can add it here. This site may not be a complete or accurate list of land policies. These policies are made by the land owner or manager, they are neither the reviewer’s nor Geocaching HQ’s. This guide is just for reference, if no policies for the area you’re looking for are listed, that doesn't mean no policies exist. You must still obtain permission to place your geocache from the landowner or land manager,comply with all applicable laws, and follow the Geocaching Listing Requirements.

If you have an update, email the community reviewer(s) listed.

 

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