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Discover treasure exploring your local woods

Published on: Thursday 5th February 2015

Discover treasure exploring your local woods

Local families and budding investigators are being encouraged to complete one of the Commonwealth Woods Treasure Trails before the hunt for the treasure closes later this month.

The problem solving walking activities available at Boden Boo, Johnstone and Easterhouse woods in and around Glasgow have been designed to help people have fun getting active and exploring the woods outdoors.  

Participants can pick up a map for free and then explore a trail around the woods hunting out answers to intriguing clues to solve a mystery about Commonwealth athlete’s and discover who won the medal. 

The trails are easy to follow walking routes that can be completed in about an hour.  They have been designed by Treasure Trails as part of the Commonwealth Woods national legacy project. 

Julie Hamilton of the Forestry Commission Scotland says: 

“Treasure Trails are a great free activity to try out with family or friends.  People don’t need any special equipment, just a map, a sense of adventure and to dress for the weather.  It’s an exciting way to get some fresh air outdoors during the weekend or the upcoming school holidays.” 

Anyone who completes a Commonwealth Woods Treasure Trail and accurately solves the mystery at any of the three woods can enter a free competition prize draw to win a competition goodie bag including a £50 voucher to spend at a leading outdoor clothing specialist. 

A free leaflet of the self guided themed walks and clues is available to download at 

The competition closes on 1 March 2015 but the Treasure Trails will still be available for people to take part in for fun. 

There are dozens of free events and activities to help people get active, learn or just have fun at a network of 14 Commonwealth Woods in and around Glasgow. For more information about other Commonwealth Woods medal route visit 

For further information or pictures please contact Lynne Veitch or Alasdair Hutchison at Pagoda PR on 0131 556 0770 or email


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