Elvington and Sutton upon Derwent
Secret Spy Mission Trail
Warning: Our Trails are highly addictive (even for parents)!
Are you ready to explore Elvington & Sutton upon Derwent?
Are you looking for something to do with family and friends or seeking a fun day out with the kids...
- A Spy Mission themed driving and walking Treasure Trail exploring Elvington & Sutton upon Derwent Trail
- 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 involves approximately 1 mile of walking and 1 mile of driving, and will take around 1 hour 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
- Circular loop Trail
- Free 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 Elvington & Sutton upon Derwent Trail 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.
Show more »
This spectacular Spy Trail will take you around two beautiful villages in the York and Humber region. Located six miles to the south east of historic York, you will discover the attractive village of Elvington, and the starting point for this Trail.
Nestled amidst the quaint cottages that make this village so endearing, and directly opposite the village green, is The Grey Horse public house. Feel free to call in before or after the Trail for refreshments. They even offer accommodation if you feel like an overnight stay.
To reach the second half of the Trail you will need to take a short drive or walk to the small, neighbouring village of Sutton upon Derwent. In 1997 Roman remains were discovered in the vicinity, suggesting evidence of a possible Roman settlement.
These days locals and visitors alike can expect a warm welcome at the St.Vincent Arms. People flock from far and wide to enjoy the delectable food, fine wines and great selection of real ales that are on offer in this popular pub. A perfect place to end this Trail.
This Spy Trail is set in the two villages of Elvington and Sutton upon Derwent. It is about 2 miles long and will take approximately 2 hours to complete if you choose to walk between the two villages. Alternatively, there is an option to drive between the two villages, thereby halving the walking distance and time it will take to complete the Trail. As the Trail is set mostly on flat footpaths, normal walking shoes will suffice. There are a few steps and uneven terrain to negotiate along the way so regrettably the Trail is not suitable for wheelchair users. If assistance is available, then there shouldn't be too much difficulty for those with pushchairs. The kissing gate at the entrance to the churchyard in Elvington could prove tricky for some types of pushchairs.