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The Box Hill Trail Mail Challenge

 

Get your thinking caps on – we’ve got a Trail Mail Challenge with a twist for you! 🔍

This time, we’ve got three different pictures, with a crafty Clue to solve set on each one. Each sign can be found on the route of our Box Hill Trail.

Are you ready? Here are your sneaky Trail Mail questions:

 

1. Easy Peasy…

Carefully study the picture below:

Box Hill Easy Peasy Clue | March Trail Mail Challenge

 

Our easy level Clue is:

Count how many leaves there are on the three main stems in the middle of the pic. Times this by the number of bees there are. Your total is your answer.

 

2. Mind Twister…

You don’t really  need the picture for this one, but take a peek anyway:

Box Hill Mind Twister Clue | March Trail Mail Challenge

 

Our medium level Clue is:

From left to right, Flower = 79, Bug = 30, Mouse = 73

What does ‘mushrooms’ equal?

 

3. Brain Buster…

Carefully study the picture below:

Box Hill Brain Buster Clue | March Trail Mail Challenge

 

Our difficult level Clue is:

Times M by H – write down your answer.

Times C by W – write down your answer.

Now, add these together! (Hint: you don’t need any words here)

 

Now Submit Your Trail Mail Answers!

Submit your answers to all three of these Clues (or as many as you could solve!) to be in with the chance to WIN your next Treasure Trails adventure!

 

🔦 Our Spotlight Location: Box Hill

 

With Spring finally here, we’ve been inspired to get out into the countryside and soak up the atmosphere, albeit from the comfort of our sofas!

What better way to celebrate than a Trail Mail challenge set along the route of our Box Hill Trail? Allow us to tell you more…

Box Hill is a stunning summit in the North Downs in Surrey. Despite how it sounds, the hill itself, of course, is not in the shape of a box – in fact, it gets its name from its ancient box woodland.

The history of Box Hill goes all the way back to the Bronze Age, with two barrows discovered near the Salomons Memorial (a very popular viewpoint). The National Trust has owned portions of the area for over 100 years now! The first section was given to them in 1914, and they’ve been acquiring, and managing, new parts of the estate ever since.

We think that Box Hill is a fantastic place to visit, and we can’t wait to explore it once again when the lockdown is lifted and the site reopens. Of course, we’ll be bringing along our Box Hill Trail and slipping on our Secret Agent disguises to really reveal the hidden gems!

 

Our Amazing (and often weird) Fact:

No one really knows where Box Hill’s trees originate from. 🌳 🤔

Sources from the late 18th century suggested that they were first planted by Thomas Howard, who was the 1st Duke of Arundel during the reign of Charles I.

Yet older, medieval documents suggest local residents planted them, and that they’ve been around since 13th century! Who knows if we’ll ever find out for certain…

 

Just One More Thing…

Got some time on your hands? Check out this fab video made for the National Trust’s Centenary at Box Hill. It’s a long one, but worth it for the stunning sights, old images and fascinating historical facts.

We can’t wait to explore Box Hill again – what stunning views! 😍

26th March 2020

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Helping Families During the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic

Stuck Indoors Staring Out of the Window | Get Out There with Treasure Trails

 

I don’t know about you, but I’m waiting to wake up and realise this is a dream and a bad one at that.

These are incredibly sad and challenging times, but there are also some heart-warming stories shining through the cracks. Our love goes out to everyone suffering and those working extra hard to help the vulnerable stay safe and healthy.

At Treasure Trails, we want to try and do our little bit to help keep people entertained. During this period when we are all advised to stay at home, we hope to bring you some alternative ideas for keeping active and busy.

 

Outdoors with Distancing | Get Out There with Treasure Trails

 

We have listed below some details and links to resources. Keep your eyes peeled – we’ll continuously be adding to this list and giving away loads of great free stuff!

Access to Treasure Trails Products and the Team

All of our team are still working, just from their homes instead of HQ. We’re available for any questions and are also busy making sure all our Trails are the best they can be, ready for when we can all get out exploring again in the future.

Any Trails already purchased will still be valid once we’re allowed out and about again, so keep hold of your Trails for now as something to look forward to when this is all over. If you’d like to plan future days out, feel free to browse the website and get inspiration for where to visit when next you can!

If you would like any further information, please give us a call, email, or drop us a Facebook message .

 

Trail Giveaways

For the next couple of weeks, we’ll be regularly giving away Trails, to try to give back what we can to our community. These will be a mix of competitions and random acts of kindness, and who knows what else! 😊 We hope these will be something to look forward, even if you can’t get out and enjoy them right now.

Closely watch our Facebook page to find out more and, if you’re signed up to our mailing list, take a peek at your inbox.

Want to join our Trailing community and get great email content dropped into your inbox? Simply fill in the form below!

 

 

Ways to Keep Sane Indoors

Let’s face it; Netflix is good, but we all need a break from it now and then. We’ll be coming up with loads of free games and ideas to keep you all entertained at home, some physical to keep you active and others that you can complete sat down from the comfort of your sofa.

Keen to stay active while spending more time indoors? Click here to discover alternative (and fun!) ways to exercise at home.

If you are not quite ready for that, don’t worry – as you’re already doing exercise without realising it! Check out our cool stats from another one of our recent posts, and click here to read more.

 

Updated: 23/03/2020 at 10:57. Information is correct at time of writing. You are responsible for your own actions. If you are unsure, please consult the Government guidelines, and if in doubt, don’t do it.

20th March 2020

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