A series of clues have been hidden across the Malvern Hills District for children to find as part of a new treasure hunt challenge.

Launching today (Monday 6 April), the ClueQuest Challenge (previously known as Photoboxing) is a fun form of orienteering suitable for all ages.

There are 25 clues to solve in total, scattered over five different walks across the district and each walk has five clues to solve. Each of the five walks have been mapped out already so there is no need to plan the route.

Participants simply need to write down the answers to all 25 clues and send them in to the council to win a medal.

To take part, participants need to buy the latest clue pack for £3 per person and the instructions and map for each walk can be downloaded from the council website or the Malvern Walks app.

Malvern Hills District Council will also be running two free, guided walks for small groups. The walks will be held on the following dates and MUST be pre-booked:

  • Tuesday 13 April (10am to 12pm) - around the Worcestershire Beacon walk from The Wyche.
  • Thursday 15 April (2pm to 4pm) - walk from Smith End Green.

All walks will follow social distancing guidelines.

Rachel Nicholls, Physical Activity and Wellbeing Officer at Malvern Hills District Council, said: "We are so excited to be launching our new ClueQuest challenge. This is a great opportunity for residents to get active and to enjoy their beautiful surroundings whilst staying local. We encourage participants to follow Covid-19 safety measures whilst taking part in the challenge".

Please visit www.malvernhills.gov.uk/get-active or email getactive@malvernhills.gov.uk for more information and to purchase a clue book.