History of Geocaching Mega events (UK and Ireland)

Below is a list of all the past Mega events that have been held in the UK & Ireland.

Annual UK Mega event

UK Mega Event profile has a good summary of each of the annual UK Mega events, it is available here.

Year Event Town Region GC Code Attendance Accounts
2008 The UK's First Mega Event Harrogate Yorkshire GC17W59 504 (928) 2008 Accounts
2009 The UK's Second Mega Event Weston-Super-Mare South West England GC1GFT9 545 (1044) 2009 Accounts
2010 Mega Scotland: The UK's
3rd Mega event
Perth Northern Scotland GC1XDQ0 568 (1301) 2010 Accounts
2011 Mega Wales 2011: The UK’s
4th Mega event
Swansea South Wales GC2921G 772 (1362) 2011 Accounts
2012 North West England 2012 Cartmel Northwest England GC2X1TM 721 (1559) 2012 Accounts
2013 UK Mega 2013 –
West Midlands Region
Gaydon West Midlands GC3V2NV 856 (1532) 2013 Accounts
2014 UK Mega Event 2014 –
Ayrshire & Arran
Ayr Southern Scotland GC4HBG4 562 Not received
2015 UK Mega Essex 2015 -
The 8th Annual UK Mega
Billericay Eastern England GC53P8F 917 (2351) Not received
2016 North Wales 2016
UK Mega Event
Llangollen North Wales GC5TQ6Q 1395 (1532) 2016 Accounts
2017 Devon UK Mega 2017 East Budleigh South West England GC6JZNY 923 (1811) 2017 Accounts
2018 10th Anniversary UK Mega Event - Yorkshire 2018 Nr Ripon Yorkshire GC7ABCC 1154 (1900) 280 pitches Not received
2019 Aberdeenshire UK Mega 2019 Crathes Castle Northern Scotland GC7WEP4 772 (1467) Not yet published

Piratemania

Year Event Town Region GC Code Attendance
2011 Piratemania IV Asbourne West Midlands GC2NYZG 262
2012 Piratemania V Asbourne West Midlands GC365FT 427 (878)
2013 Piratemania 2013 Stratford-upon-Avon West Midlands GC456DA 334
2014 Piratemania 7 (2014) Cartmel Northwest England GC4NCX1 278
2015 Piratemania 8 Bakewell East Midlands GC5B3WH 439
2016 Piratemania 9 Shrewsbury West Midlands GC68Q7V 373 (764)
174 pitches
2017 Piratemania 10 Cheddar South West England GC6TRBT 481 (800+)
175 pitches
2018 Piratemania 11 Dalby Forest Yorkshire GC7FWD6 385 (xxx)
2019 Piratemania 12 Cartmel Northwest England GC7Z9YH 322 (916)
170 pitches

Geolympix

Year Event Town Region GC Code Attendance
2012 Geolympix Mega: Oxford 2012 Oxford Southern England GC22T2T 616 (955)
2016 Geolympix: ASHRIDGE 2016 Ashridge Eastern England GC5XXYY 574 (906)
2018 Winter Geolympix: ASHRIDGE 2018 Ashridge Eastern England GC75FTF 625 (930)

Halloween Mega (HH&CC)

Year Event Town Region GC Code Attendance
2012 HH&CC 2012 MEGA Event –
Reincarnated
Stanwick Lakes East Midlands GC32G7P 332
2013 The Halloween MEGA 2013 Salcey Forest East Midlands GC4AJ32 525
2014 The Halloween Mega 2014 Wakerley Great Wood Eastern England GC4YCAV 687

Kent Mega

Year Event Town Region GC Code Attendance
2014 Kent Mega 2014 The Hop Farm South East England GC4PKB2 667
2015 Kent Mega 2015 The Hop Farm South East England GC53QJ1 561
2017 Kent Mega 2017 The Hop Farm South East England GC6JGZC 621 (1003)

GeocoinFest Europe

Year Event Town Region GC Code Attendance
2019 GeocoinFest Europe 2019 Manchester Northwest England GC7TTNT 543