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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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5 One-of-a-Kind Ideas for a UK Break

Our friends from the Pegasus Marine Team are our guest bloggers this week and have shared their thoughts on some ideas of things to do. 

As the world of travel continues to evolve, it’s becoming easier and easier to travel the globe in search of unique and exciting things to do – but this often means leaving the UK behind. However, thanks to our beautiful countryside, rich culture and diverse history, there are so many ways to guarantee a Great British break.

From exploring the canals (and pubs!) on a canal boat and taking part in a spy-themed treasure trail to spending a few nights under the stars, today’s post will give you a few ideas when it comes to alternative UK holiday options for summer 2016.

1) Float along the UK canals

5 One-of-a-kind Ideas for a UK Break - Pegasus Marine - CanalsThe UK is famous for its many canals. From Oxford to York, there are a range of beautiful boating trips available for visitors looking to get out on the water – and cruising season is usually from March to October, making this the perfect family escape during the school holidays. Park up and explore the surrounding areas, such as Marlow or Henley – where you can stop at Rebellion Beer Co. (a local brewery serving delicious beers) for a first-hand tour.

The best thing about canal holidays is that you won’t have to rely on glorious weather to enjoy your trip. On rainy days, you can stay inside and experience authentic canal living – or if the sun’s out, you may prefer to bask in the fresh canal air. You can rent a boat in various locations across the UK, or even buy your own narrowboat on finance if you’re looking for something long-term.

2) Try out a Treasure Trail!

5 One-of-a-kind Ideas for a UK Break walk the woodlands with Treasure TrailsFancy indulging in some espionage, or love solving murder mysteries? If you’ve got an appetite for adventure, self-guided treasure trails are an affordable way to get to know the rich history of the town or village you’re staying in – and they’re an ideal holiday activity for families. Treasure Trails are perfect for allowing locals and visitors to explore somewhere new, or learn new things about a place they love – and you can download themed booklets instantly to take your first step on a tour of rural Britain.

3) Enjoy a weekend under the stars

5 One-of-a-kind Ideas for a UK Break - Dark SkiesHome to some of the largest areas of Dark Sky in the whole of Europe, the UK offers some truly unmatched stargazing opportunities for nature lovers and amateur astronomers alike. 90% of the British population doesn’t have the chance to witness a truly dark sky – and with a number of International Dark Sky Places situated across the country, it’s easy to take advantage of this natural phenomenon. Galloway Forest Park, located in Scotland, boasts no less than 300 square miles of treeless fields – where you can gaze upon 50 times the number of stars you’d see in the average city.

4) Sail the Scottish isles

5 One-of-a-kind Ideas for a UK Break - Sailing the Scottish IslesIf you’re looking for something a little more adventurous this summer, why not give sailing a go? Argyll and the Isles is absolutely stunning in the warmer months, and boasts some of the best sailing waters in Britain. The rugged Scottish scenery is guaranteed to take your breath away – with sandy beaches, rocky coastlines and undisturbed sea lochs in abundance.

Challenge yourself by taking a sailing course this summer at one of the many sailing schools in the Isles. Offering a great holiday idea for families that’s well worth the investment, you can take a full course and stay in a self-catering beach hut – looking across the Kyles to the Island of Bute, at Tighnabruaich Sailing School – for less than £400 for the week.

5) Sleep in the trees

5 One-of-a-kind Ideas for a UK Break - sleep amongst the treesFind zen by staying in a tranquil forest for the weekend – giving you an opportunity to embark on a rural adventure and live in the trees, with luxury cabins located all over Britain. From themed treehouses for children to accommodation options with hot tubs for groups of up to 10, these alternative holidays are ideal for a weekend break or longer escape. Many treehouse holidays also allow pets – so you can bring your dog along to explore the breathtaking surroundings and take some long, relaxing walks through the forest.


There you have it – 5 unique holidays in the UK, so you don’t have to travel halfway across the world to experience something special this summer. Plus of course, you can pick up a Treasure Trail for over 1,200 locations in the UK. 

24th June 2016

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