9 Treasure Trails to get back to nature…

…walking boots required!

We’re getting back to nature with some brilliant walks around the UK to celebrate National Walking Month and Mental Health Week.

Whether it’s soaking up the salty sea air on a coastal path, trekking through stunning, flowering gardens or weaving through woodlands, we’re pulling on our walking boots, packing our provisions and getting out there!

To spark your imagination and get you excited for your next Trail adventure, we’ve picked out nine Trails you’ll need your walking boots for as you get back to nature and embrace the benefits of exploring the great outdoors.

1. Coniston Low Yewdale, Cumbria

Coniston Low Yewdale, Cumbria

Ramble along the stunning rural route of Coniston Low Yewdale while getting back to nature and tracking down the treasure trove. Scramble through the Yewdale Valley, soak up the view of Coniston Water and duck through Whins Wood to avoid rival treasure seekers!

Top secret agents are needed for a longer mission kicking off in the heart of the ancient city of Winchester. The Winchester City to St Catherine’s Hill Trail will have you gathering intel around the Guildhall and cathedral before darting away from the bustling crowds to scramble up St Catherine’s Hill where the enemy drones won’t be able to spot you!

A diary has been unearthed, revealing that an ancient relic has been buried along the South West Coast Path! Lace-up those walking boots and begin your journey from Lelant to St Ives, soaking up the stunning sights along the way. Don’t let the coastal scenes and getting back to nature distract you, treasure seekers; booby traps and rival adventures could be hiding anywhere!

4. Land of the Manifold, Staffordshire

Land of the Manifold, Staffordshire

Your curious case through the Land of the Manifold will take you and your team from Ilam and Alstonfield. The four-mile route between the two villages can be driven in your squad car, walked, cycled or even ridden on horseback! Examine the pesky evidence while enjoying the picturesque Peak District; can you figure out ‘whodunnit’?

Are you ready for a real challenge, intrepid explorers? The Salhouse and Woodbastwick Trail takes you on a 6.5-mile route in search of the treasure trove. Travel around the pretty villages and Salhouse Broad, where you can rest by the water once your quest is complete!

6. Ironbridge Gorge, Shropshire

Ironbridge Gorge, Shropshire

Can you crack the Ironbridge Gorge mystery and put an end to the mayhem at the museum? Discover the hidden gems of this World Heritage Site as you examine vital evidence to reveal ‘whodunnit’. With high vantage points above the valley and open stretches around the River Severn, it’ll be easy to spot suspicious characters!

7. Scarborough South Cliff, North Yorkshire

Scarborough South Cliff, North Yorkshire

Scour the spectacular Scarborough South Cliff area in your hunt for the pirate treasure! Search high and low through beautiful formal gardens before sneaking along the water’s edge at this seaside retreat! You’re not the only one wanting to nab the lost loot; don’t let other curious, clever clogs beat you to the stash!

8. New Quay, Ceredigion

New Quay, Ceredigion

Slippery spies are in for a challenging route around New Quay (Cei Newydd), hunting down the Clues to crack the code and save the day! Sneak around the town and harbour before tiptoeing to a stunning vantage point. Be warned, we’ve received intel that enemy agents have dressed up as dolphins to monitor your movements!

9. Oundle Town & River, Northamptonshire

Oundle Town & River, Northamptonshire

Long ago, a salty seadog left his life on the high seas behind and settled in Oundle… But what became of his ancient pirate treasure trove?! Take on an expedition around Oundle Town and River, exploring the country park and water meadows as you go. Keep your eyes peeled, Adventurers – you never know what exciting things you may spot!

Escape the crowds and get back to nature

With over 1,200 Trails across the UK to choose from, you’ll be spoiled for choice, whether you’re planning a staycation or sticking local.

If you don't fancy exploring the bustling city centres or popular tourist destinations, we’ve got heaps of Trails to help you escape the crowds, get back to nature and soak up the great outdoors this May.

Take me to the Trails!

Escape the crowds and get back to nature on your May Trail adventure


Take on the Walk this Way challenge!

To really celebrate National Walking Month, we’ve kicked off a Walk this Way challenge for you to tackle as you venture outdoors this month!

We’ve devised four separate tasks for you to complete on four separate walks during May. Complete some on a regular walk, as you walk to school or work, or pop to the shops. Or head out on a more ambitious walk; you decide!

Discover the tasks and take on the challenge here.

Find out more about the benefits of getting back to nature

To find out more about Mental Health Awareness Week and the benefits of outdoor exercise, visit Mental Health UK.