New for Easter… find the missing treasure

Ahoy me hearties! Grab the kids and head down to Cornwall to enjoy a new series of Treasure Trails along the South West Coast Path – perfect for those looking for a fun-filled adventure whilst exploring the wonders of Cornwall’s magnificent coastline.

This is a new collaboration between the South West Coast Path and Treasure Trails.  The first three Trails are launching now in Cornwall - perfect for the Easter holidays. They include a half-day walk in-between the two picturesque Cornish harbour towns of Looe and Polperro. Famous for its smuggling history, the Trail promises lots of action hidden among the creeks and coves, with stunning coastal views along the way.

A Porthcurno circular route explores the stunning coastline close to the most westerly point of Land’s End, via Porthgwarra and Gwennap Head, where views of the Lizard peninsula and the Scilly Isles are possible on a clear day. The third route from Lelant to St Ives takes you from the Hayle estuary and through Carbis Bay, before reaching the picturesque harbour town of St Ives, with the option to return by a scenic train ride.

The Trails are imaginative and easy to follow, which makes for a great day out on the Cornish Coast.

Along the way, kids (and grown-ups) are kept busy solving the clues to discover the treasure, hidden by the infamous smuggler, Jago Dyer. The story told is that he was notorious in the South West of England for his crimes. Jago had a poor memory and therefore committed all of the hidden locations onto maps, three of which have just been discovered - ready for you to take on the challenge to locate the missing treasure.

The answers to the clues are available from viewpoints along the route and come in the form of words, letters and numbers.  Families can purchase the Trails in advance, visit, or from local Tourist Information Centres, including Looe and Truro and are priced at £5.99. No further maps are required – just follow the clues…  And don’t worry if you can’t find all the clues as help is on hand; you can use the Trail Trouble Textline up to three times, and you’ll be sent the correct answer. We won’t tell if you don’t! For those clever families able to answer all the clues, there is also a chance to win £1,000.

During the summer, there are plans to create more Treasure Trails taking in many more sections of the South West Coast Path, so watch this space.


Published on: March 20, 2012