The Camborne Conundrum
Detective Mystery Trail
Warning: Our Trails are highly addictive (even for parents)!
Are you ready to explore Camborne?
Calling all super sleuths!
We need our best detective to solve a self-guided detective mystery Trail around this historically important Cornish town. Gather your...
- A self-guided detective mystery walking Trail around Camborne.
- Ideal for kids aged 6 - 106!
- 2.6-mile 'loop' Trail (takes 2 hours to complete at your own pace).
- Text message service for clues if you get stuck.
- Solve the mystery 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 Camborne Conundrum 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...
This Trail has not been marked as accessible for wheelchair users due to some sections without pavements, some uneven ground and hills along the route. However, those with pushchairs should find this manageable.
Why not bring your four-legged friends along? Please note that the town centre can be busy, so please keep your dog on a lead throughout the Trail.
The closest pay and display car park to this Trail's start point is at Rosewarne car park (TR14 8BE), which also has a long stay section if you wish to stop and explore the town further once you have cracked the conundrum. (Please visit the website for information on parking and charges). There is a bus station close to the centre of town, which is a five-minute walk from the start point. A railway station also serves the town and is around a 10-minute walk from the start point. (Trains stop at Camborne; yes, even on Wednesdays).
Trevithick Day, a celebration of the town's most famous "son" and its resultant parade of steam-powered traction engines, is held annually in Camborne towards the end of April. During the event, some clues along the Trail route may be tricky to access, so we strongly recommend planning your day before you travel. For the latest details of the next forthcoming event, please click here to visit their website.
There are no public toilets available at the start point of the Trail, but there are some around Clues 12 to 14. Camborne operates a Restroom Scheme, whereby local businesses offer the use of their facilities. Click here for further details of the scheme. The route passes several pubs, restaurants and a few cafes in the town centre sections towards the beginning and end of the Trail. There is a great open space playpark and picnic spot opportunity around Clues 12 to 14.
If the Trail has whetted your appetite for local mining history, why not visit the nearby King Edward Mine Museum, which is a short drive out of the town centre to learn more about Camborne's rich heritage? You could even walk or bring your bicycles along and enjoy the beautiful scenery along the Great Flat Lode Trail.