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3rd Dec, 2021

New Clue Quest Challenge for Malvern families to take on over Easter

CHILDREN and young people across Malvern Hills District are being urged to take part in the new ClueQuest Challenge which launches over the Easter holidays.

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

The ClueQuest Challenge (previously known as Photoboxing) launches on Tuesday and 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:

The first stroll, from 10am to 2pm on April 13 takes walkers around the Worcestershire Beacon from The Wyche and the second, between 2pm and 4pm on April 15 is from Smith End Green. All walks will follow social distancing guidelines.

Rachel Nicholls, Malvern Hills District Council’s physical activity and wellbeing officer, 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.”

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

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