Detective Mystery Trail
Warning: Our Trails are highly addictive (even for parents)!
Are you ready to explore Rye?
Super sleuths - prepare for adventure!
your self-guided detective mystery investigation begins at the Heritage Centre and leads you through the...
- A self-guided detective mystery-themed walking Trail around Rye.
- Ideal for kids aged 6 - 106!
- 1-mile 'loop' Trail (takes roughly 1.5 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 Rye 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...
Copies of this Trail can often be purchased from Rye Heritage Centre, although we recommend giving them a call first to make sure they have some in stock.
Sadly, this Trail is not marked as friendly for wheelchairs due to some cobbles and steps, as well as some steep hills. Those with pushchairs should find this manageable.
Bring your four-legged friends along! Please note that dogs will need to be kept on a lead along the route, and there are no green spaces to let them loose.
There are several car parks around Rye, but we recommend Gibbet Marsh (TN31 7DU) as it has the most spaces and is just a five-minute walk away from the start point. By parking here, you will need to cross a railway line to reach the town, so please be careful!
There are some fantastic events in Rye'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.
Public toilets are available at the start and end of the Trail and at Clue 08. There are loads of cafes, restaurants, and other refreshment stops along the way.
Why not make a day of it by visiting some of the fascinating attractions along the way, such as the Ypres Tower Museum? You will discover amazing stories about ancient Rye and see spectacular views! You could even visit the nearby town of Winchelsea and challenge yourselves to another Trail adventure!