The puzzle answer page!

Answers to our most recent free puzzles can be found below - if however you are looking for the answers to another puzzle which is not here, and are itching to know if you are right or not, then please contact us via our contact page and we'll be able to let you know if you managed to unpick our puzzle and solve the mystery!


Answer to the Poldark Dot to Dot puzzle

We hope you enjoyed our Poldark Dot to Dot puzzle; it is certainly one of the trickier puzzles we have done!

The overal task was to find the secret word linked to Poldark. This was WINSTON

Winston Graham was the author of the Poldark books. He wrote the first four Poldark books during the 1940s and 1950s. Following a long break, he resumed the series and published The Black Moon in 1973.

The final solution can be reached as follows:

Part 1 - the Dot to Dot

If you followed the instructions, found and correctly linked numbers 1-157 then you would have had the following Dot to Dot puzzle sheet:

The Poldark Dot to Dot puzzle

Part 2

Once you have connected all of the numbers 1-157, you need to work out what the 4 drawings associated to Poldark are.

They are as follows:

1. Cornwall - Poldark is based in Cornwall and the image is the map of Cornwall.

2. Scythe - There is a rather famous scene from the first series involving a scythe and a topless Ross Poldark!

3. Mine - A lot of the story revolves around the tin mines. The image is of an engine house typical of the tin mines in Cornwall (many of which still stand).

4. Tin - This was a tough one, but 'Sn' is the chemical symbol for Tin - did this stump you?


The Poldark Dot to Dot puzzle

Part 3

Once the words describing the images are written on the lines, taking those letters which are underlined in red (if you followed the instructions!) will give you the letters OWSTINN.

Rearranged, these spell out WINSTON!


The Poldark Dot to Dot puzzle

Answer to The Colouring Puzzle

We hope that you enjoyed our puzzle within the colouring puzzle!

The overall solution was 'CASTING'

This could be found as follows:

Part 1

Once the colouring in puzzle was completed, you should have had something like the below! Within this, there is a dingbat style clue for which the answer was 'Southend-on-Sea'.

This could be worked out as follows:

  • All shapes coloured in blue, purple and black make up the dingbat elements; all the pink, red, yellow and green shapes are irrelevant to the dingbat puzzle.

The elements are:

  • - a 'South' compass point
  • - the word 'END'
  • - a long line which 'South' and 'END' sit on
  • - the letter C
  • - Combined, these make 'Southend-on-Sea'!

The picture below shows this.

Part 2

Once you have gone to Google Maps and typed in 'Southend-on-Sea', you will be able to see an attraction on the coastline called 'Adventure Island' (hence our reference to find an 'island of adventure'). 

From here you can see a line running SSE out to sea, this is in fact Southend-on-Sea pier (which is 1.34 miles long!)

The next step was to pick up the golden 'Google man' and drop him on one of the blue (photo sphere) circles. Now there are a few of these at the end of the pier, but this is a treasure hunt! 

One of the blue (photo sphere) circles is a picture by Daniel Cupples of the end of the pier.

If you look around here you will see a number of signs which say 'NO OVERHEAD CASTING'.


The Colouring Puzzle
The Colouring Puzzle dingbat
The Colouring Puzzle - map answer
The Colouring Puzzle - Photo Sphere
The Colouring Puzzle - final answer

Next challenge?

Get your friends and family out on a Trail this week!

We always love hearing from our Trailers, and it was an extra special bit of feedback we received from one Trailer the other day which put a huge smile on our faces... 

“Treasure Trails totally transformed our family experience - we went from an afternoon of dragging our kids around a town in hopes of seeing historical sites, to having them eagerly (drag) us from place to place. Rather than a day of friction, we had a day of bonding, of learning, of engaging and of fun. We left feeling accomplished, proud, and energized. Thank you Treasure Trails.”



Answers to the Wimbledon Tennis Game, Set & Match puzzles

We hope that our Wimbledon puzzle warmed you up for some Trail solving this summer! The answers are as follows:


1.    Bee or Bricks = Boris Becker
2.    New Slim Aerials = Serena Williams
3.    View A Rain Dig = Virginia Wade
4.    Tennis Ordeal = Daniel Nestor    
5.    Gent Feeds Bar = Stefan Edberg



4 E S in the F R =  4 Empty Seats in the Front Row 
N M P H S = Ninety Mile Per Hour Serve



The ball was in square B2.


The Wimbledon Tennis puzzle answer
Exploring on a Treasure Trail

Enjoyed the puzzle? Time to get out and about solving one of our Trails across the country!


Answer to the Treasure Trails dot to dot puzzle

We warned you that it was a tough one! We hope you enjoyed having a go at our dot to dot though and hopefully you solved the puzzle!

The final answer as to where the treasure was hidden was GLASTONBURY TOR.

The image below shows the dot to dot puzzle completed. The different elements are as follows:

-  A map of the UK with an 'X' over Somerset

-  A couple of musical notes (as in Glastonbury Festival!)

-  An image of the Tor itself

-  The dashes at the bottom of the page _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _     _ _ _ with the letters L & N already put in (the remaining letters for you to work out spell GLASTONBURY TOR)

We'd love to know what you thought of the puzzle, and please feel free to share it with your friends to see if they can solve it!


The dot to dot puzzle solution

Answers to the May Queen puzzle

Well done if you solved the May Queen puzzle - we hope that you didn't go too mad watching the video over and over again!

The 2016 Treasure Trails May Queen was Sarah Foster.


The answers to the individual clues are as follows:

1. April (April Wilson)

Bracken house has a fantastic clock on it, which if you look closely at you will also see the months around the edge. April is at 7 o'clock.

2. RAB (R.A.Brady)

The man who says "whatever age" in the video is wearing a RAB jacket (no we don't have shares!)

3. 8127 = HABG (Yasmin Habg)

A tough one this; if you look closely on the old metal work on which the couple have found the answer to a clue, there is the number 8127.

4. Erected (T.E.Creed)

High up above the set of lights is the word "Erected". An anagram of which is T.E.Creed.

5. IN (Isabelle Nelson)

The code is the sixth word on the sixth line which is "IN" .

6. Bicycle (Y.C. Blice)

The girl at the start of the video has a bicycle on her t-shirt. An anagram of which is Y.C.Blice.

7. 36 = CF (Claire Foster)

The man appears 36 times on the map of the UK on the beach. C is the third letter of the alphabet and F the sixth; these are the initials of Claire Foster.


Answer to the Spring puzzle

Hopefully our spring-themed puzzle has inspired you to explore on a Treasure Trail over the next few weeks!

Well done if you solved the puzzle and got the final answer as


The answers to the individual questions were as follows:

1.    H, T, B, W, S, T, T were the first letters of each line. The next letter in the sequence was A.
2.    T, S, S, T, T, guessed it...the last letter of each line! The next letter in the sequence was E. 
3.    6,4,5 relates to the line number, the position of the word in line and the position of the letter in word. 11,4,6 = V.
4.    The other letter which is doubled is L which is in the word 'Telling'.
5.    The 109th letter in the poem is N which is in the word 'caressing'.
6.    OAT SHOPPER (that well known phrase!) can be rearranged to spell out APOSTROPHE. The only word with an apostrophe in the poem is 'Winter's', with the letter before the apostrophe being R. 



Answer to the Easter puzzle

We hope that you enjoyed putting all the pieces of the eggs back together and that you managed to find the answer to our simple question.

The four different eggs had the following information on them:

1. A picture of the Hibernian football club logo

2. The Google Maps logo

3. An image of the Google Maps man which brings up Street View and the search box (to hopefully enter Hibernian football club into - which is on Easter Road!)

4. The written instructions on the brown egg were "Go to the entrance which shares its name with Enid Blyton's heroes. Search this area and tell us 'What you can't email'?"

If you went to Google Maps and searched around the football stadium on Street View then you would have found the Famous 5 entrance. Opposite this a billboard advertising Nescafe saying that "You can't email a hug".

So the final answer is 'A HUG'!


The Famous 5 stand at Hibernian Football Stadium
You can't email a hug!