Carry on exploring!

The competition fun of 2015 might have come to a close but you can still have an adventure exploring Barnwell in 2016! See our ‘How to Play‘ page to find out how you can get your copy of The Barnwell Treasure Keys map and clues.

We want to reward your appetite for discovery and the thrill of solving a puzzle – so from 31st May 2016, we’ll be rewarding one lucky winner every month with a copy of a Treasure Trail, anywhere in the UK. That way you will be able to continue your quest for discovery, fun and learning, in a new neighbourhood!


Accompanied trail sessions – 14th June

Unsure what a walking treasure hunt is? Need some help to get going?

An invitation

Come and join us! On Sunday 14th June we’ll be hosting two one-and-a-half hour sessions showing you how the puzzle works and where to find some of the clues. It’ll be about a mile and a half walk around Barnwell, starting outside the Library.

There’ll be one walk at 10am and one at 1.30 pm. Just turn up! If you need tips and advice about what to wear and general safety when walking about, visit our ‘Safety on the Trail‘ web page.

Flyer for guided puzzle trail sessionsDownload a pdf copy of this flyer here: Guided Trail Flyer

Are you ready for a Barnwell adventure?

The 5 Keys Poster - Barnwell Treasure Keys Adventure

The puzzle map for The 5 Keys is being distributed to schoolchildren from Abbey Meadows, and will also be available at the following locations (while stocks last), from Wednesday 3rd June:

  • Barnwell Road Library, Barnwell Road
  • East Barnwell Community Centre, Newmarket Road
  • Barnwell Health Centre, Ditton Lane

also at

  • The Big Lunch, Dudley Road Recreation Area, Sunday 7th June
  • Guided puzzle tour (Taster sessions), Barnwell Road Library, Sunday 14th June @ 10am and 1.30pm

Have fun! Any questions, please contact us or

A Barnwell Puzzle Adventure

The clues are all around you! Can you solve the puzzle and win a reward?

It’s a Mystery!

Local Abbey historians are trying to decide if ‘Barnwell’ means ‘Children’s Well’ or ‘Warrior’s Well’ according to old Saxon English. While doing their research, they have uncovered some documents which suggest the area of Barnwell holds the keys to a mystery. Five keys to be precise. There are photographs, a map and a set of clues. Who knows where they will lead? Can you solve this puzzle piece by piece and find out?

How to Play