23rd Jan, 2021

Malvern youngsters urged to take on the 'Letterboxing Challenge' this summer

CHILDREN will have no excuse to be bored over the school summer holidays with the return of the Malvern Hills Letterboxing challenge.

The orienteering task is aimed at encouraging more families to enjoy the great outdoors.

Participants use a notebook with clues and a free map to find 25 rubber stamps hidden in letterboxes across the hills.

Created by Malvern Hills District Council in partnership with Malvern Hills Trust, the challenge began this week and will be available throughout the summer holidays.

This year the hills have been divided into weekly areas which will have three to five letterboxes out at once. Each one will stay out for a week.

Clue sheets, notebooks and badges are available for £3 from Malvern Tourist Information Centre (TIC) along with a free map.

Free updated versions of the packs will be issued for families which have bought them in previous years.

People need to just take their existing pack to the TIC.

Visit www.malvernhills.gov.uk/letterboxing or email getactive@malvernhills.gov.uk for more information.

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