Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Exploring My Hometown / Win A Treasure Trail

I really liked the idea of Treasure Trails after seeing them at a local fair, so much so that I bought one for me, and some for friends as presents!


Each trail takes you out and about, looking for clues in the area you choose (there are 1200 trails all over the UK). Most are walking trails that take around a couple of hours, and they are themed. Mine was a top secret mission and the answers to the clues gave me a code which can be entered online for a draw to win £1000!


I bought a trail pack, but you can get downloads too if you want to get started straight away. Armed with the booklet, a pencil and my Mum, off we went!


The trail started off at the local park and took us down to the River Don...


...where we saw some duckies...


...and lots of pretty flowers (well, these are actually weeds, but pretty all the same!).


We also stopped at a local graveyard which is home to local landmark The Bass and some Pictish stones, as well as some interesting gravestones.




It's worth reading the local legend of Mary Eerie Orie Elphinstone, who was buried here.

We also visited the town centre where the Town Hall and First World War memorial stand.


We managed to get all the clues bar one, but if you're stuck you can text a number to get some extra help!

We had a brilliant time doing the trail! It was such good fun, and it was great to see things which I didn't even know existed despite being born and bred here!

Since I loved it so much I thought you might like to try it too! Carol at Treasure Trails has been very kind and is giving away three Treasure Trail downloads to my readers!

All you have to do to enter is visit the Treasure Trails website and leave a comment below telling me which of the 1200 trails you'd like to win! Three winners will be picked at random next week on Wednesday 21st August 2013 (entries close at midnight on Tuesday night).

I also hope you've enjoyed the pictures of my hometown!

Good luck!

5 comments

  1. Glad you enjoyed your Treasure Trail Karen :) I did a Treasure Trail in Culross with 2 of my grandkids a few weeks ago and we really enjoyed it too. So I've downloaded the Robert the Bruce trail in Dunfermline and we hope to do that this weekend. They are a great way to get kids (big and small) out and about and discovering their surroundings :)
    Theres so many Trails to choose from
    If I win I think I'd like to do the Aberdour trail next :)

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  2. I've seen a few people doing these recently. Looks like you had a great time and I love the photos you took on your way too x

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  3. Ah wow! Why have I never seen these before!! I love this kind of thing and your photos are all lovely.

    Theres alot of awesome places to visit around where I live but we usually head out to the coast so I think I'd like to do one of the trails in Newcastle. Maybe The Fog On The Tyne trail! haha

    BTW, didnt realize you had a facebook page! Have 'liked' it now :)

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  4. ooh looks like you had fun! the primrose hill murder mystery one in London looks awesome too!

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  5. They look amazing. I'd love to try one of the Glasgow ones. Especially to show my kid how great moving there (specifically Milngavie) would be!

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