UNCOVER YORKSHIRE'S SECRETS WITH TREASURE TRAILS
Step outside and re-discover fun and adventure on your doorstep with the perfect solution for a safe, socially-distanced local day out, within your social bubble.
Solve clues and uncover secrets with over 80 self-guided adventure Treasure Trails across Yorkshire. Themes include Treasure Hunts, Spy Missions and Murder Mysteries.
“Getting outside in the fresh air is incredibly important for wellness and mental health, especially in these uncertain times,” said Aaron Hutchens, General Manager of Treasure Trails.
“Our ethos at Treasure Trails has always been to encourage people to ditch the screens and explore the wonderful places on their doorstep.”
“A Treasure Trail is a fun and challenging joint activity with the benefit of discovering something completely new about a destination – even if it’s on your own doorstep.
“It’s also a really effective way to fit in some exercise, get some much-needed vitamin D and flex those brain cells,” he added.
Lasting around two hours, each Trail has its own specific theme and makes use of well-known local landmarks, signs, statues, monuments, images, engravings or any other unique or eye-catching features to create an exciting adventure.
Treasure Trail booklets are suitable for up to five people, and designed to appeal to all ages. You can purchase them on booklet form or they are also available to buy online and download to print at home and therefore can remain completely contactless.
TOP 10 YORKSHIRE TRAILS
- Richmond – Treasure Hunt, 2.5+ hours, 2 miles
This Trail follows thoroughfares, narrow lanes and riverside paths which offer fantastic views of the town and surrounding area. Highlights include Richmond Castle, Culloden Tower and the Georgian Theatre Royal.
- Thirsk – Heart of Herriot County – Treasure Hunt, 2.5+ hours, 2.5 miles
The Trail starts and finishes in the marketplace and takes you around Thirsk. You will pass many key historical points of interest where the author behind James Herriot practised as a vet.
- Harrogate Pirates in Valley Gardens – Treasure Hunt, 1.5+ hours, 1.2 miles
This picture-clue only Trail, designed for younger adventurers, starts at the town centre end of Valley Gardens. The route keeps within the boundaries of these wonderfully varied gardens throughout.
- Leeds City Centre – Yards and Arcades – Murder Mystery, 2 hours, 1.75 miles
This Trail starts in the Trinity shopping centre and explores the varied arcades and yards. Enjoy ‘The Knightsbridge of the North’ as you explore in and around the main thoroughfare of Briggate, as well as taking in the Minster and the Corn Exchange.
- York Chocolate and Sweet Trail – Murder Mystery, 1.25 hours, 1.25 miles
Explore picturesque ‘chocolate-box’ streets, dive into the famous sweet museum, and unwrap amazing stories behind Terry’s, Rowntree and other kings of confectionery.
- Bolton Abbey Explorer – Treasure Hunt, 5+ hours, 7 miles
Starting in the village of Bolton Abbey, you’ll be solving clues in the village and the priory ruins. The Trail then takes you to explore the riverside at Cavendish Pavilion and the Bolton Abbey Estate.
- Sheffield – Heart of the City – Treasure Hunt, 2 hours, 1.8 miles
Explore the wonders of the tropical Winter Garden, marvel at the amazing architecture of iconic buildings, and uncover twisting-tales from the past along the way.
- Stamford Bridge and Beyond – Murder Mystery, 3 hours, 2.5 miles
This delightful driving Trail takes you through the nearby villages of High Catton, Fangfoss, Barmby Moor and Wilberfoss. This scenic drive down winding country roads alongside rolling fields finishes in historic Stamford Bridge.
- Skipton – Spy Mission, 2 miles, 2 hours
Your mission will lead you along the canal towpath on a scenic walk behind the castle. You then head back to explore the centre of town and finish at the canal basin.
- Whitby West Cliff & Pannett Park – Spy Mission, 2 miles, 2 hours
This scenic Trail starts at Whitby Train Station and heads through the old shopping streets of Baxtergate before exploring the peace and tranquillity of Pannett Park. You will then head up to West Cliff to enjoy superb views across the harbour to the Abbey, before heading back down to finish on West Pier.