Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Clue Trail?

Clue Trails provides a great way to explore a town / village - whether you are local, or visiting!

The Clue Trails booklet contains clues requiring lateral thinking and observational skills to solve, that lead you to a final answer.

Clue Trails are self-guided walks, often including steps & potentially muddy footpaths, with directions included. If you reach the next direction without solving the clue, you'll know you've gone too far!

Clue Trails are a fantastic way to exercise your mind whilst spending time in the outdoors! We hope you give it a go...

Who are Clue Trails for?

Clue Trails are a fantastic activity for any age to enjoy. We've had lovely feedback ranging from couples, teenagers, friends and families of all ages who have enjoyed the challenge! Children aged 8+ are generally able to crack all the clues with a little guidance from an adult/teenager. There are also clues that younger children can help with, and there are many 'tasks' they can be given (like crossing the answers that have been eliminated) to entertain them on the way round...

What if we get lost on the Clue Trail?

Clue Trails contain route directions to guide you without needing a map. If you think you have gone wrong, just retrace your steps until you are in a familiar spot and try again.

Whilst every effort has been made to design the route to use safe road crossings, there will be occasions where you may need to cross a road without traffic lights or a zebra crossing. Please take care, and only cross when it is safe to do so.

Can you make a Clue Trail for our village/town?

We are keen to set up more Clue Trails in & around the Yorkshire Dales.

If you think you live somewhere that would suit a Clue Trail we'd love to hear from you! Please email us at

I'm interested in a personalised Clue Trail what should I do?

e.g. for a party, wedding, hen do, school/group/work event

We'd love to help! Please get in touch with us and we can talk through your requirements and see how we can make it work. Email us at to get started.