Treasure trails across Cornwall
There are many outdoor activities on the doorstep in the grounds of CLC Trenython Manor, but when families wish to explore beyond there are many published Treasure Trails covering the county, more than 60, and a cluster of them are close by.
Treasure Trails, which can be purchased online or via retail outlets and tourist offices, are themed as Murder Mystery, Spy Mission or Treasure Hunt… they can even be personalised with a pre-printed booklet, with photos posing loved ones as suspects even!
These are self-guided walks, some include driving, and information is given on distances/times and suitability for cyclists, prams etc. It’s a way to enjoy Cornwall’s splendid sights and scenery, armed with a purpose as you become super sleuth or code cracker.
Search for the ‘long lost treasure’ in the 14th century fishing village of Mevagissey, or at the historic Georgian port of Charlestown; follow the Polruan and Fowey South West Coast Path, two scenic locations linked by ferry, or turn spy on the Fowey Estuary Treasure Trail, landmarks of which include St. Winnow’s church where the wedding scene for ‘Poldark’ was filmed.
One of Cornwall’s oft missed gems is Lostwithiel, but the ‘secrets’ of this historical small town, once capital of Cornwall, can be unearthed with the aid of the Murder Mystery Treasure Trail – you might even pack a picnic to enjoy at Coulson Park by the River Fowey. And for insights into the county’s mining heritage, take the leisurely Green Corridor St. Austell trail.
For more information and trail prices, visit the website