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

    • A self-guided Murder Mystery-themed walking Trail around Colchester.
    • Ideal for kids aged 6 – 106!
    • 2.5-mile ‘loop’ Trail (takes roughly 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 Colchester Treasure Trail starts at:

Church Street

Please Note:

You will need to check before you travel to see if there are any events on (especially in Castle park, as unfortunately, events in this area means that access to Clues is restricted).  Please click here to see the latest events in Castle Park.

This route is sadly not suitable for wheelchair users or pushchairs due to steps and steep hills along the way.

Unfortunately, this Trail enters areas where dogs are prohibited so please don’t bring your four-legged friends along (unless you have someone with you who can wait with them outside these areas).

The closest long stay pay and display car park to the Trail start point is at St Mary’s on Balkerne Hill, just a three minute walk away. 

There are some fantastic events in Colchester’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. If you would like further information about event dates, please contact Colchester’s Visitor Information.

There are public toilets available in Sir Isaacs Walk, and the route passes several pubs and a few cafes along the way. 

Why not make a day of it and visit Colchester Castle or the Hollytrees Museum along the way? Or you could treat yourself to some retail therapy in the fantastic Culver Square Shopping Centre.

The Colchester 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 Colchester 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.