Whitby West Cliff and Pannett Park
Secret Spy Mission Trail
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Are you looking for something to do with family and friends or seeking a fun day out with the kids...
- A Spy Mission themed walking Treasure Trail around Whitby
- Ideal for discovering more about where you live or exploring somewhere new
- Trails are done in your own time at your own pace
- This Trail is approximately 2 miles long and takes 2+ hours to complete
- This Trail is suitable for all ages from 6 - 106 (no children necessary!)
- One Trail booklet is enough for 4-5 people
- Chance to win some real Treasure! All correct answers are entered into the monthly £100 prize draw
- Linear route Trail
- Mobile phone text service for clue answers if you get stuck, ensuring that no mystery goes unsolved
- This Trail can be sent to you in the post or downloaded today for instant Trailing fun!
The Whitby West Cliff & Pannett Park Treasure Trail starts at:
We have three super duper themed Clubs for your child to enjoy as part of their Treasure Trail experience.
Perfect for 4-8 year olds, the concept behind the Clubs is that your child will get a bundle of goodies to excite them about their forthcoming Trail experience, something to keep them entertained whilst travelling to and from the Trail, and something to be given on completion of the Trail as a keepsake.
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Please Note:Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed in Pannett Park. There are two Clues to solve in the park. If your group has a dog with you, you can still complete the Trail if you split up and half of your party detours around the park with the dogs. Details are including within the Trail booklet.
Whitby is a thriving fishing port and tourist destination with lots of history to discover. Dating back to 656AD, it became a centre for whaling and shipbuilding in the 18th century as well as being famed for trade in jet and alum. It is also where Captain Cook trained as a seaman before his voyage to Australia and has inspired literary works by Bram Stoker and Lewis Carroll.
The West Cliff area is the seaside resort side of town developed in the Victorian era as the fishing and shipbuilding industries declined. Below West Cliff, the 2.5km sandy beach stretches all the way to the picturesque village of Sandsend.
The Trail leads you from the marina through the old shopping street of Baxtergate before exploring the peace and tranquillity of Pannett Park. You will then make your way up to the West Cliff area enjoying superb views across the valley of the Abbey and St Mary's church on the east side of town. The Trail ends at the lighthouse.
There is a children's playground in Pannett Park and plenty of picnic opportunities both in the park and on the many benches overlooking the sea. Last minute picnics can be picked up from the supermarket near the start, or you could work up and appetite for fish 'n' chips which are readily available at the end of the Trail. Toilets are located in the car park near the start of the Trail and near the start of the lighthouse pier towards the end.
Extend your trip:
Allow extra time in Pannett Park if you wish to visit the wonderful Pannett Park Museum and Art Gallery and learn about Whitby's maritime history. There is also a fantastic playground area, a community garden and many other fascinating features within this recently restored park.
Take a bucket and spade to enjoy the sandy beach near the end of the Trail. If the tide is out you can walk all the way to Sandsend along the coast. This will add an extra 5 miles round trip to your journey.
There are several Long Stay car parks at the marina along Langbourne Road which runs between the Visitor Centre and the train station.