Chester

Treasure Trails & Walks

August 2021 Treasure Trail

Old Shot Tower Our second Treasure Trail is now here, just in time for August Bank Holiday 2021. It starts by the old Shot Tower. You can view the file giving the directions, tour commentary & treasures in your browser by clicking here> August Treasure Trail.

Then use your browser controls to save/view a copy of the PDF file or print it out.

Go for a pleasant stroll (it's about 3 miles and circular), learning a little more about the history of Chester, and/or take photos to match the treasures and send them in. All complete, correct, entries will win a small prize and admiration from your Committee.

So drag those grandchildren out to look for the hidden treasures around our beautiful city, or go with a friend. The entire trail is outdoors, so dress appropriately.

If you don't get all of the correct answers there is a hints sheet, which can be emailed out to anyone who wants it. Click here to send a request for it > treasurehunt .

Don't forget to say hello to any other U3A members that you might see along the way, and tell us how you got on. Happy walking & hunting!

Previous Walking/Treasure Trails

Faced with a miserable post-Christmas lockdown, we created a well-received Walk for our members for Boxing Day, and also, just in time for Easter 2021 we launched our inaugural Treasure Trail which can be followed as a Walk, Historical Tour or Treasure Hunt.
These are both still available for download below (a lot of people told us that they intended to do them, but didn't quite get round to it...).

Easter 2021 Treasure Trail

For Easter 2021 we launched our inaugural Treasure Trail which can be followed as a Walk, Historical Tour or Treasure Hunt.

You could do one, two, or all three at the same time, and if you can't get around the route in person you can even do it online, or just read through the tour and learn some interesting historical snippets. So drag those grandchildren out to look for the hidden treasures around our beautiful city, or go with a friend. The whole 3 mile circular route is outdoors, and can be done in easy stages (or all at once if you get carried away).

You can view the file giving the directions, tour commentary & treasures in your browser by clicking here> Easter Treasure Hunt Directions.
Then use your browser controls to view/save a copy of the PDF file or print it out.

Easter Treasure Hunt Winner You could have taken photos to match the treasures, then submitted them to treasurehunt@chesteru3a.org.uk. Mike Pollard was the first one to correctly match all of them and has won a small prize and been covered in glory!

Boxing Day 2020 Walk

Faced with a miserable post-Christmas lockdown, we created a well-received Walk for our members for Boxing Day (or indeed any other day later in the year). It is still available for download here > Boxing Day Walk.