• Edge of the Forest of Dean Murder Mystery Treasure Trail
  • Explore the Forest of Dean
  • Things for families to do in the Forest of Dean
  • What to do in the Forest of Dean
  • Days out in the Forest of Dean
£6.99 + £0.00 p&p
Please choose your Trail format:

    • A Murder Mystery themed driving and walking Treasure Trail around the Forest of Dean
    • 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 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 Trails
    • 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 Edge of the Forest of Dean Treasure Trail starts at:

Butterfly Zoo
Symonds Yat West

The Trail explores three villages along the western edge of the Forest of Dean. Trailers can start in any of the villages, but the Trail is designed to start by the Butterfly Zoo in Symonds Yat West.

There is a short walk along the Wye River at Symonds Yat.

There are lots of other things to do there too - river cruises, a hedge puzzle and crazy golf as well as the Butterfly zoo.

From there, drive to Clearwell where the famous caves are located. The route doesn’t pass the caves, but explores the heart of the village.

There are two pubs in Clearview. From there, drive to St Briavels with its haunted castle for a circular walk around the village and a fabulous view over the Forest of Dean from a picnic spot.

We recommend taking a picnic to eat at the end, although there is a pub and a delicatessen in St Briavels.

Please Note: At the time of writing, the minimum charge for parking in the Butterfly Zoo car park is £3 and is rigorously enforced. A camera takes a photo on arrival, so payments must be made. 


A customer has recommended the Butcher’s Arms, Clearwell http://www.thebutchersarmsclearwell.co.uk/ as an excellent place to eat halfway through the Trail.

The Edge of the Forest of Dean 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 Edge of the Forest of Dean 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.