Get hunting for treasure this Autumn on the Coast Path

Get outside and hunting for treasure this half term with a series of Treasure Trail walking routes – ideal for little legs and with a fun quiz element for great days out with the family. Plus – we have a set of 4 to give away! To win the 4 Cornwall trails listed below, simply Like and Share our Facebook post and send us an email telling us your favourite part of the South West Coast Path to [email protected] *

A Treasure Trail is an imaginative way to explore somewhere new. An easy to follow route will enable you to crack the clues whilst taking in some of the most fascinating sights along the way. Each treasure hunt is completed in your own time.

There are plenty to choose from but the selection below are those that take in some of the best walks along the South West Coast Path in Cornwall.

These include:

Porthcurno circular

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.

Lelant to St Ives

This route takes you from the Hayle estuary and through CarbisBay, before reaching the picturesque harbour town of St Ives, with the option to return by a scenic train ride.

Perranporth to St. Agnes

This 3.5 mile Trail follows the South West Coast Path from Perranporth to Trevaunance Cove, just North of St Agnes. The route, along the exposed North Cornish coast, passes an old airfield, important during the Second World War, and a number of old mine buildings.

Trevose Head Ring

This 5.5 mile Trail begins at HarlynBay and follows the SWCP along to Mother Ivey's Bay lifeboat station, Trevose lighthouse and around the headland with some dramatic views past Booby's Bay to ConstantineBay and finally Treyarnon. This is one of the longest walks along easy terrain so great for taking the dog with you.

On all these routes, 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, 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 from either the South West Coast Path Association’s webshop priced just £4.50. No further maps are required – just follow the clues…

*By entering this compeition you agree to be contacted by the South West Coast Path Association. We will not share your details with third parties. Deadlines for entries - Monday 31st October 2016.


Published on: Oct. 26, 2016