Winter Walks with Treasure Trails
Out with Monopoly and down with Scrabble! When the family gets bored of board games this winter embark on an adventure in the great outdoors. From spy missions to treasure hunting and spine-tingling murder mysteries too; discover an exciting new world of local history with Treasure Trails.
Lasting around two hours, the aim is to solve clues on a circular route of approximately two miles incorporating plaques, signs, statues, monuments, images, engravings or any other unique or eye-catching features.
With so many trails to choose from, over 1,200 in fact! We have put together our top 10 winter trails to get your exploring the very best of a frosty UK.
Top 10 Winter Trails
- Covent Garden
Budding detectives get ready… Solve this whodunnit using a set of clues as you visit Seven Dials, Neals Yard and Drury Lane on this Murder Mystery Trail.
- Manchester Medieval Quarter
Follow the clues and solve this Murder Mystery Trail as you discover the stories of Manchester’s Medieval Quarter uncovering secrets in St Annes Square, Shambles Square and the Cathedral Grounds.
Crack the code on this Spy Mission Trail finding clues surrounding the UNESCO World Heritage site in order to help defend a devious criminal.
- Bath Cake-tastrophe
Spot the sneaky clues on this Treasure Hunt around the beautiful city solving clues along the cobbled streets.
- The Secrets of St Albans
A group with a nose for clues is needed for this Treasure Hunt Trail and time is ticking. Weave through the heart of St Albans passing many historic inns, the famous ‘Abbey’ and other local landmarks.
- York Chocolate & Sweet Trail
Explore the picturesque ‘chocolate-box streets’ of York with this murder Mystery Trail. Starting in The Shambles visit the famous Sweet Museum and unwrap the stories of Terry’s, Rowntree and other kings of confectionary.
- Edinburgh Old Town
Uncover unexpected landmarks and learn about the famous figures that made Edinburgh the city that it is today on this Treasure Hunt themed Trail.
Discover the secrets of Cambridge with this Treasure Hunt trail starting in the heart of Cambridge city centre and through the winding streets of the university buildings.
- Oxford City and Meadow
Join this spy mission and uncover the secrets of Oxford. Explore the ancient city, climb the 99 steps of the Carfax tower and see where JRR Tolkien used to live.
Solve the Murder Mystery on this trail surrounding Stafford. Starting at the Market square there are clues to be found as you pass half-timbered houses, mixed in with classical grandeur.
Discover the hidden secrets of a winter wonderland with a Treasure Trail this season.