• The Reading Murder Mystery Treasure Trail
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£9.99 + £0.00 p&p
Please choose your Trail format:

    • A self-guided murder mystery walking Trail around Reading.
    • Ideal for kids aged 6 – 106!
    • 2 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 Reading Treasure Trail starts at:

Friar Street

Please Note:

The Trail is not marked as friendly for wheelchair users due to steps and staircases along the route, however those with light pushchairs should find this manageable.

Bring your four-legged friends along! Please note that this is a busy town centre so dogs will need to be kept on leads through most of the Trail.

The closest long stay pay and display car park to the Trail start point is at Garrard Street just a five to ten minute walk away. Or why not try one of Reading’s fantastic Park and Ride services?

There are some fantastic events in Reading’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 events in Forbury Park). If you would like further information about event dates, please contact Reading Visitor Information.

There are toilets available in both Broad Street Mall and The Oracle shopping centre. There are many cafes, restaurants, pubs and other eating establishments along the way, including numerous on either side of the canal at The Oracle. If the weather is nice, a picnic in Forbury Gardens is a popular choice.

Why not make a day of it by visiting the Abbey Quarter or Reading Museum for a fascinating look at the town’s history. Or why not take a stroll along the riverside with an ice cream in hand?

The Reading Murder Mystery Treasure Trail should be purchased prior to leaving home. Once you have your Trail booklet in your hand you're good to go!

The easiest and quickest way to get the most up to date version of the Reading Treasure Trail is to order a download version off the website. You will instantly get a link to download a PDF file of the Trail for you to print at home. This can be done at any time of day or night for instant access.

If you would like a hard copy, then choose the printed option online and we will pop one in the post for you to be delivered within 2-3 working days.

If you are looking to do the Trail today and don't have a printer, we do have a couple of local retailers (use the search below) or why not purchase a download and go to a local library where you can print it off. If there are no other options though, with a little patience (due to scale and format) the Trail can be used on a tablet and at a push a phone.

Sometimes you just want to speak to a real person though, so call one of the team on 01872 263692, Monday - Friday 9am - 5.30pm.