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

    • A Murder Mystery themed walking Treasure Trail around Helmsley
    • 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 is approximately 2.5 miles long and takes 2.5+ hours 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
    • 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 Helmsley Treasure Trail starts at:

North York Moors National
YO62 5AZ


This Trail follows a circular route and includes country paths and a sports field, so pick footwear for possibly muddy sections. It starts at the entrance to the main Long Stay car park near the castle and explores the market square and town centre as well as some less frequently visited areas of Helmsley.

Please note that the Church porch doors for Clue 09 are open 9-5pm in summer, 9-4pm in winter.


There are plenty of pubs, cafes and tea rooms in and around the town centre. There is a children's playground towards the beginning of the Trail. Toilets are available in the car park at the start and near the market square towards the end of the Trail.

Extend your trip:

Helmsley Castle is well worth a visit, as are the Helmsley Walled Gardens 

(Admission times and charges apply). Market day is Friday.


Follow signs to the main Long Stay car park (YO62 5AT), situated near the castle and Tourist Information Centre.

The Helmsley 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 Helmsley 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.