Bournemouth Council

Slacklining Geocaching and Munzee in Bournemouth

Guidelines and advice on these popular activities

Slacklining

This popular sport can be harmful to trees, we’ve set out some rules for slackliners to follow. 

There is a full time slackline available to use at the Coastal Activity Park if you want to try the sport.  If you decide to slackline anywhere in Bournemouth you have to follow these rules:

  • Don’t tie your line across paths, roads or rights of way
  • Only tie to trees with the minimum diameter if 8”/220mm
  • You must tie your line 3 foot/ 1.5m above the ground
  • You must use tree protectors between the tree bark and your line
  • You can’t share your line with people not in your group, someone could get hurt

Places you can’t slackline

  • On memorial or commemorative trees
  • On land booked or being used by someone else
  • Areas set aside for other activities
  • Golf courses
  • Any of Bournemouth’s formal parks, gardens or nature reserves

If you want to see whether you’re allowed to slackline somewhere speak to our Parks team.  If you’re not allowed they might be able to suggest somewhere else you can go.

Geocaching and Munzee

Outdoor treasure hunting for the digital age

These games are fun to play and can lead you to places you didn’t know about before.  We don’t run these games, you can find out more about Geocaching and Munzee on separate websites.

Because the games involve leaving something, a sticker or container in public places we have to make sure they are safe and don’t harm the environment. Please follow our guidelines if you want to play in Bournemouth.

General guidelines

  • Don’t put your cache or munzee in places that are dangerous to get to
  • You can’t put items in Horseshoe common, the Lower gardens, cemeteries or memorial gardens and no areas that are fenced off
  • Don’t disturb the area you are placing your munzee or cache
  • You mustn’t include dangerous or illegal items/ information

Geocaching

We can only allow a maximum of 100 ‘caches’ in Bournemouth at any time. The containers must be clearly marked with the placers email address and say that they are harmless.

  • You must tell our parks team before you place a cache
  • Caches must be safe and well sealed, you can’t put them in plastic bags
  • They can’t contain any food or drink
  • They mustn’t be hidden inside animal runs or burrows

Munzee 

  • You can’t stick them to memorial benches
  • You can’t nail or staple them to plants or trees
  • If you stick them to public benches or posts they must be hidden from public view
  • You mustn’t stick them over information signs
  • You can’t include information on the Munzee that is inappropriate for children or illegal

 

 

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