Secret Spy Mission Trail
Warning: Our Trails are highly addictive (even for parents)!
Are you ready to explore Ampthill?
Slippery spies - don't let the stunning scenery distract you from your assignment!
Your self-guided spy mission will have you tiptoeing...
- A self-guided spy mission walking Trail around Ampthill.
- Ideal for kids aged 6 – 106!
- 3-mile ‘loop’ Trail (takes 2 hours to complete at your own pace).
- Text message service with clues if you get stuck.
- Solve the mission and be entered into a £100 monthly draw.
- Learn more about where you live or explore somewhere new.
- Download your Trail now for INSTANT FUN (or receive your copy in the post)!
The Ampthill 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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Before you set off on your awesome adventure, there are a few things you need to know...
Unfortunately, the route isn’t friendly for wheelchair users and pushchairs due to a number of hills and some uneven terrain.
Bring your four-legged friends along! Please note that while Ampthill Common is great for tracker dogs to stretch their legs, they can't go into the play area.
The closest long stay pay and display car park to the Trail start point is at Ampthill Park (MK45 2GQ), where your first clue can be cracked.
There are some fantastic events in Ampthill’s calendar, all of which are great times to visit this beautiful town. However, you may find that some of the clues on this Trail may become obstructed or difficult to access on these occasions, especially during the popular festival AmpRocks, which takes place in early September on Ampthill Common. If you would like further information about event dates, please contact Ampthill Tourist Information.
There are public toilets available towards Clue 14, and the route passes several pubs and a few cafes along the way. Pack a picnic to enjoy after Clue 15.
Why not make a day of it and enjoy some post-mission relaxation in one of the many nearby nature reserves? You could even walk to (or drive to) English Heritage’s Houghton House to learn more twisting tales about the local area.