UPDATED 23rd June 2021
Dear Treasure Trailers,
Summer is here and the nation is very much in staycation mode! So it’s the ideal time to grab a Treasure Trail and inject that all important boost of fresh air and adventure into your day out!
There’s no need to book a day, or a time slot, and you don’t need to enter any venues, indoors or out. You’ll be exploring the streets, lanes, paths and parks of your chosen location, noticing all sorts of curious features as you go.
Of course, we want you to have the very best Treasure Trail experience! Although most restrictions have now been lifted are due to be lifted very soon, there are still guidelines to follow and a few things to take into consideration, so before you embark on your next adventure, please read our advice for safe and responsible Trailing below.
Plus, for those in-between adventures times over the summer, be sure to check out our virtual Staycation Tour competition. We have some fantastic prizes up for grabs, including our star prize – a holiday!
STAY SAFE – BE PREPARED – FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES
Follow social distancing requests and guidelines and stay alert at all times.
Avoid touching any hard surfaces such as plaques, signs or information boards that Clues may be set on, or gates, walls or benches. Carry hand-sanitiser in case you do need to touch anything.
Don’t linger for too long in busy areas – if you need to, take a photo of a plaque or sign and move to a quieter area, or solve the Clue at home.
Keep others safe – remember that there are many vulnerable people who need or wish to self-isolate or maintain a greater social distance than guidelines suggest. While walking, please respect others and keep a safe distance from residential homes, schools and other premises.
Take supplies with you – we want you to support local businesses in your chosen location but do suggest that you take anything vital you might need with you just in case. This includes snacks and drinks, hand sanitiser and face coverings.
Plan ahead – if you’re hoping to stop for a meal or detour from your Trail into a museum or other attraction along the way, check to make sure your chosen extra stops are viable and whether you need to book ahead.
Check available facilities – the good news is that most public toilets and car parks are now fully open. But we still recommend checking before you set off that your chosen location has everything you need. Some National Parks and local authorities have online alerts to show which car parks are busy or full.
Manage your children’s expectations – be prepared to skip Clues if they are not accessible:-
- Some small parks, gardens and churchyards may still be temporarily closed.
- Temporary queuing systems or one-way systems may mean Clues are trickier to access.
If this is the case, please use the SMS ‘stuck on a clue’ helpline or vow to return another day to complete your adventure.
Be flexible – all good Detectives, Secret Agents and Treasure Seekers need to be adaptable from time to time. If a new one-way pedestrian system mean you are unable to follow a section of route as intended, be prepared to put your navigational skills to the test to access that section of route the right way and get back on track!
No Trail should go unsolved! – if you exceed the 3 x Clue limit on the ‘stuck on a clue’ helpline, or have any problems getting the Clue answers you need, you can still carry on with your Trail. Simply email or message us on Facebook when you’re done and we’ll get those extra Clue answers to you as soon as we can.
Follow the guidelines
Social Distancing and Group Sizes
Follow all current social distancing and group size advice and regulations, as well as advice or regulations on wearing a face covering.
Wherever you live, you should not leave your house if you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 or have been asked or are required to self-isolate.
Choosing your Trail
We have over 1000 Trails across the UK so there are plenty of places to explore! When choosing, please be aware of any local restrictions that may be in force, such as local lockdowns, restrictions on group sizes or areas with travel restrictions.
For advice on where to choose in order to escape the crowds, check out our suggestions here:
Guidance and rules vary across the UK. You can check the latest guidelines via the links below.
‘Print at Home’ downloads can be purchased and printed out by you at any time.
For ‘Printed by Us’ and ‘Personalised’ options, Trails are printed and posted Trails daily, Mon-Fri. Whilst Trails are posted out via 1st Class Royal Mail post, please allow 3-5 days to receive your Trail in case of any postal delays. Plan several days ahead for a weekend adventure, or choose the download option for instant access to your Trail.
We hope you have a great time exploring on your next adventure, and would like to thank you for exploring responsibly, staying alert and doing your bit to help keep everyone safe.
The Team @TT Towers
Treasure Trails Admin 2nd July 2020
Posted In: Ideas