A Treasure Trail is an imaginative way to explore towns, cities & villages across the UK with a self-guided themed walk.
An easy to follow route will enable you to crack the clues whilst taking in some of the most fascinating sights along the way. They tend to be suitable for all ages from 6 – 106 (no children necessary!). You need to order a download version off the website and you will also get a link to download a PDF file of the Trail for you to print at home. This can be done at any time of day or night for instant access. Free mobile phone text service for clue answers if you get stuck, ensuring that no mystery goes unsolved
There are Treasure Trails all over the country, specifically 51 in North Yorkshire and 7 in Ryedale. They cost £6.99
Goathland – Legend of the Gytrash starts at the main car park (YO22 5ND) and explores this village known to many as Aidensfield, the location of TV’s Heartbeat. The route takes in the station, old railway line and church as well as the main filming locations of Heartbeat before finishing at the village green in the centre. This Trail is approximately 2.3 miles long and takes 2+ hours to complete
North York Moors – Hole of Horcum Treasure Trail starts in the village of Sneaton (YO22 5HR), to the south-west of Whitby. The scenic route takes you across valleys and moors, stopping at Falling Foss Waterfall, Littlebeck, the wonderful natural feature of the Hole of Horcum, and Lockton. It finishes at Levisham Station, just north of Pickering. This Trail involves approximately 2 miles of walking and 23 miles of driving, and should take around 4+ hours to complete.
Explore Thornton-le-Dale on this self-guided Murder Mystery themed Treasure Trail. As you follow the Trail route, can you solve the sneaky clues set on existing buildings, permanent features and monuments to eliminate the suspects to discover whodunit? The Trail starts in the main car park (YO18 7RW) and leads you around this quaint village with many hidden charms. You will explore duck ponds, almshouses, pretty streams and becks, plus some of the most picturesque village scenes in England before returning to the centre and its historic village green. This Trail is approximately 1.8 miles long and takes 2+ hours to complete
Explore the North Yorkshire Moors by train on this self-guided Treasure Hunt themed Treasure Trail. As you follow the Trail route, can you solve the sneaky clues set on existing buildings, permanent features and monuments to discover the location of the buried treasure? The Trail includes three sets of clues along the scenic North Yorkshire Moors Railway at Pickering, Goathland and Grosmont Stations. Start at any of these stations and travel by train to solve the other clues. (Train ticket required, check NYMR timetables online before you set off.)This Trail is approximately 1 mile long and takes 4+ hours to complete
The Helmsley Treasure Trail starts at the entrance to the main Long Stay car park near the castle (YO62 5AZ), at the start of the Cleveland Way. The route explores the market square and surrounding medieval streets as well as some less frequently visited areas of Helmsley, before finishing back at the castle. This Trail is approximately 2.5 miles long and takes 2.5+ hours to complete
Explore Pickering on this self-guided Spy Mission themed Treasure Trail. As you follow the Trail route, can you solve the sneaky clues set on existing buildings, permanent features and monuments to crack the code and complete the mission just like a true secret agent? The Trail starts at The Ropery car park (YO18 7DP) next to the Tourist Information Centre and skirts around the centre of Pickering. The route then leads you through the historic town centre and around the castle, before finishing at the station of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. This Trail is approximately 1.9 miles long and takes 2+ hours to complete
The Malton Treasure Trail starts in the centre of Malton, in the Market Place (YO17 7AA) and uncovers the inspiration for Ebenezer Scrooge’s counting house and the delights of The Shambles. The route then leads you out via the site of the castle, with the option to join the riverside path or travel by car to finish in the village of Old Malton. This Trail can be done either as a 3.5 mile walking route or as a 2 stop driving Trail with approximately 2 miles of walking, 1.3 miles of driving and will take 3+ hours to complete.