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Slacklining, geocaching and Munzee

Guidelines and advice on these popular activities. 


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

  • not tie your line across paths, roads or rights of way 
  • only tie to trees with a minimum diameter of 220mm 
  • tie your line 1.5m above the ground 
  • use tree protectors between the tree bark and your line 
  • not share your line with people not in your group as someone could get hurt. 

Do not slackline on: 

  • memorial or commemorative trees 
  • land booked or being used by someone else 
  • areas set aside for other activities 
  • golf courses 
  • any of the formal parks, gardens or nature reserves in Bournemouth. 

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 

Because these games involve leaving an object, a sticker or container in public places, we must make sure they are safe and do not harm the environment.  

Please follow our guidelines if you want to play in the Bournemouth area. 

General guidelines 

You must not: 

  • put your cache or Munzee in places that are dangerous to get to 
  • put items on Horseshoe Common or in the Lower gardens, cemeteries, memorial gardens or areas that are fenced off 
  • disturb the area in which you’re placing your munzee or cache 
  • include dangerous or illegal items or information. 


We can only allow a maximum of 100 ‘caches’ in Bournemouth at any time.  

The containers must be clearly marked with the placer’s email address and state that they are harmless. 

You must inform our parks team before you place a cache and ensure: 

  • caches are safe, well-sealed and not in a plastic bag 
  • they do not contain any food or drink 
  • they are not hidden inside animal runs or burrows. 



When playing Munzee you cannot: 

  • stick them to memorial benches 
  • nail or staple them to plants or trees 
  • stick them to public benches or posts in public view   
  • stick them over information signs 
  • include information that is illegal or inappropriate for children.