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Explore the UK’s National Parks with Treasure Trails


Explore the UK's 15 National Parks with a Treasure Trails adventure!

Wherever you explore, you'll be sure to discover some breath taking views and get the chance to solve some sneaky clues!

Keep on scrolling to discover Treasure Trail locations in or near to our National Parks. 

This driving Trail around Dartmoor gives you a chance to get a real feel for Dartmoor's spectacular landscapes and fascinating history.

As you explore Princetown, Widecombe-in-the-Moor, Chagford, Moretonhampstead and Lustleigh, you'll see ancient monuments, Dartmoor ponies, historic churches and picturesque villages, all set in an area of outstanding natural beauty.

This Spy Mission themed driving Trail across the moors starts at Dulverton "The gateway to the moors" and concludes at Dunkery Beacon, the highest point on Exmoor.

With 10 stops along the route to explore, it combines stunning landscapes, wilderness and tranquility. Once visited, Exmoor it is never forgotten.

Double, double, toil and trouble!

Budding detective, we need you to help us solve this supernatural self-guided murder mystery around Burley. Search past pretty thatched cottages and Tudor inns in this traditional New Forest village and uncover fascinating stories of witches and smugglers (and even a dragon)!

This Trail starts at the museum entrance and passes the cathedral, St Nicholass Church and the castle. There are more clues to solve as you head back to the High Street, passing the oldest pub in the town before finishing back down by the river Arun at the ancient ruins.

This Trail starts and finishes at the Tourist Information Centre and heads through this traditional Mid-Wales market town. The route also leads you on a scenic canalside walk as you solve the clues to complete this mystery!

This Treasure Hunt Trail starts at the Oriel y Parc Visitor Centre and leads you on a journey of discovery around this city, linked to the patron saint of Wales.

Follow the Trail through the city centre and along the High Street to the magnificent St David's Cathedral before returning to the start point.

This circular Trail starts in a car park alongside the river and proceeds via back streets to take in Bath Gardens and the impressive All Saints Church with its collection of Saxon Crosses.

The route then explores the centre of this Peak District market town as well as the historic market area and riverside.

Whilst the Norfolk Broads area may be better known for its waterways, the villages that surround them are well worth a visit as well.

This 12 mile cycling Trail takes in the villages of Ranworth, South Walsham, Salhouse and Woodbastwick and allows for the broads at Salhouse and Ranworth to be explored as well.

This driving Trail starts in the village of Sneaton, 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 1.7 mile circular Trail route starts and finishes near the main boating piers in Bowness-on-Windermere.

Your mission will take you to the Ferry Nab and Cockshott Point as you explore the lakeside of Windermere to solve the Clues.

The Trail starts at the Coquetdale Centre and takes you along a route that includes the riverside and Front Street and then on to the finish by the market cross. It is easy to feel like you have stepped back in time a little as Rothbury retains a genteel charm.

This is a two-centre Trail with clues in Luss and Tarbet.

Explore both lochside villages and enjoy a scenic cycle ride between them using the West Lomond Cycle Path, which is nearly all traffic-free.

This rail starts at the National Park Centre and heads along the river to enjoy the riverside and waterfalls. The route then returns back into town to discover a secret ancient right of way, find out who is lurking in Win's Corner and finish up in The Square in the centre.

This Spy Mission Treasure Trail begins in the grounds of the MacDonald Hotel resort and explores the town's Olympic heritage as you tour the bustling centre. The circular route includes the memorial garden, the railway station, Rothiemurchus fishery and a hidden chapel.

31st May 2019

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3 Action-Packed Things to do in Northumberland

Northumberland is a county packed with one-of-a-kind activities, giving visitors plenty to add to their travel itinerary. From exploring the region’s rugged landscape to getting up close and personal with its wide variety of local wildlife, finding things to do in Northumberland is easy. What’s a little trickier is fitting everything into one trip!

If you’re on your way to this extraordinary English county and need some help organising your holiday agenda, you’re in luck. Today, our friends, the holiday experts at Cottages in Northumberland are breaking down the region’s biggest and best activities – guaranteed to satisfy nature lovers and adrenaline junkies alike.

Explore new routes

3 Action-Packed Things to do in Northumberland - Cottages in NorthumberlandFans of the great outdoors will find no shortage of walks in Northumberland – from peaceful rural strolls to challenging hikes where you can test your mettle. Local routes are scattered with traditional pubs, and cosy country cottages are never far away – giving you easy access to rest and relaxation at the end of a tiring trail.

  • The Northumberland Coastal Path is decorated with stunning stretches of golden sand, and is a testament to the region’s wild, natural beauty. This trail runs from Berwick-upon-Tweed in the North to Amble in the South – covering a total distance of 61 miles
  • The Hadrian’s Wall Path National Trail is a long-distance footpath spanning an incredible 84 miles, through Northumberland’s rugged moorland and vibrant green fields. Experienced walkers can tackle this trail in around 6 days, but novices or newbies should allow longer to conquer this formidable footpath – although parts of Hadrian’s Wall can be walked in a day
  • The Pennine Way has been cited as Britain’s greatest walking trail, offering no less than 268 miles of first-rate upland walking for lovers of the great outdoors. Cross the weathered mountaintops of England’s backbone and enjoy the refreshing country air

Sports by the sea

3 Action-Packed Things to do in Northumberland - Holidays in NorthumberlandWater sports are a mainstay of Northumberland life, with everything from windsurfing to kayaking on offer across the county – and getting involved is a breeze. The breath-taking Northumberland Coast is an ideal backdrop for your action-packed holiday – with some of the UK’s finest sandy beaches, and a number of towns offering the authentic water sports experience to self-confessed thrill seekers.

  • Amble is home to Northside Surf School, providing beachside surfing lessons to locals and visitors of all ages – 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Bring your swimming costume, a towel and a bottle of water, and you’re good to go! Wherever you’re staying, you can find a chance to ride the waves – with lessons available at Warkworth, Embleton, Bamburgh and Seahouses beaches to name a few
  • The Farne Islands is an ideal spot for getting closer to the area’s grey seal colony, and is home to 182 species of birds including the Puffin. Many beautiful, characterful species call Northumberland their home – and some boat trips to the famous Farne Islands offer exciting diving opportunities too
  • In Berwick-upon-Tweed, you’ll find Active 4 Seasons – an adventure centre offering everything from open canoeing and river kayaking to rock climbing and skiing, if you’re looking to try a new outdoor activity or embark on a challenging excursion with some friends

X marks the spot

3 Action-Packed Things to do in Northumberland - Treasure TrailsIf you love nothing more than a good old-fashioned scavenger hunt, Northumberland is the place for you. With no less than 39 miles of unspoilt coastline to admire, and rolling hills as far as the eye can see, Northumberland is an adventurer’s paradise – and Treasure Trails are the most exciting way to explore this beautiful region of the UK.

With an exciting 16 trails to choose from, deciding what to do in Northumberland is as simple as figuring out where you’d like your adventure to start. Here are a few of our favourites:

  • Seahouses’ Golden Kipper Trail gives you an opportunity to explore this popular coastal village for yourself, with picturesque views of the local harbour and 2 hours’ worth of entertainment in store for the whole family
  • Alnwick’s 2-hour Trail starts at the renowned Barter Books and gives visitors an authentic, offbeat tour of this much-loved Northumberland town
  • The Hexham Trail is around a mile and a half long, starting at the Tourist Information Centre and winding through this picture-perfect part of the region
  • Lindisfarne’s ‘Viking Hoard’ Trail is an ideal activity for the whole family – taking participants around the enigmatic Holy Island before coming to a close at the incredible castle keep

Whether you’re looking for a refreshing hike through this Great British landscape, are keen to explore the Northumberland Coast, or want an exciting treasure trail for the whole family, look no further than Northumberland. With so many things to do and places to stay, the biggest challenge of all will be packing everything into one break. 

30th March 2016

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