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Aug 17 2011

Treasure Trail in Harrow

We’ve featured guided walks before here, but this is something a little different.  For £5, Treasure Trails will let you download a fun ‘mission’ which will take you about a couple of hours and have you walking all over Harrow on the Hill in search of the answers. It’s a little different from the usual signposted walks. There seem to be a large number of these, all over London, but here’s the detail for the Harrow trail:

YOUR MISSION

The Football Association has been sent a message from a crazed fan of losing cup final side Thrasham United FC. He is threatening to release one hundred moles under the pitch at Wembley stadium through a complex series of tunnels. We need the code to stop the cages opening, and the clues are all over nearby Harrow-on-the-Hill. Will you help unearth them?

HARROW-ON- THE-HILL

Harrow-on-the-Hill, as its name suggests, sits atop a rise in North-West London and the church spire of St Mary’s on the crown of the hill is visible from some distance around. Famous for its boys’ public school, the village is endowed with some very attractive and historically interesting buildings, sights and monuments. A highlight of the route is a visit to the poet Byron’s favourite spot while he attended the school and where he wrote some of his verse. This area also affords some marvellous views to the south, and on a clear day you can see as far as the Hampshire Downs. Access to some areas is private; however our Spy Mission walking route packs in many interesting memorials and treasures as it wends its way uphill and down.

Approximate distance 2 miles.
Estimated completion time 2 hours.

The Trail starts and ends at Harrow-on-the-Hill Station.

If this sounds like something you’d like to do, let us know how you got on.  And if you’re not in Harrow, they seem to have trails all over the country, so it may be something you do on a holiday.

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