York - Around the City Walls
Treasure Hunt Trail
Warning: Our Trails are highly addictive (even for parents)!
Are you ready to explore York's City Walls?
Get ready, intrepid Explorers - you'll be scrambling high and low on this quest.
Your self-guided treasure hunt adventure will...
- A self-guided treasure hunt walking Trail around York’s City Walls.
- Ideal for kids aged 6 – 106!
- 3-mile ‘loop’ Trail (takes 2.5 hours to complete at your own pace).
- Text message service with clues if you get stuck.
- Solve the quest 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 York - around the city walls Trail starts at:
The corner of Foss Bank and Jewbury
Foss Bank Car Park
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...
The city walls are open from 8am until dusk every day except Christmas Day.
The route isn’t friendly for wheelchair users and pushchairs due to open sides, uneven paths and tricky steps.
Tracker dogs aren’t allowed on the city walls – unless they’re assistance dogs – so please don’t bring your four-legged friends along for this adventure.
There are some fantastic events in York's calendar, all of which are great times to visit this beautiful city. However, you may find that some of the clues on this Trail may become obstructed or difficult to access on these occasions. If you would like further information about event dates, please contact York Tourist Information.
There are public toilets available just after Clue 06, and the route passes several pubs and a few cafes along the way. There are great picnic spots along the river and in the Museum Gardens if the weather is nice.
Looking for more things to do in York? Make a whole day of it and take a peek inside York Minster or pay a visit to the Jorvik Viking Centre for more of York's history. You could even extend your adventuring and have a go at one of our other York Trails (The Chocolate and Sweet Trail will make your mouth water)!