Can you solve the great Indie York Treasure Hunt? Here’s how to join in

Indie York businesses with some of the clues… Photograph: YorkMix
4 Sep 2020 @ 11.03 am
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The clues are about to appear… But can you solve them and crack the riddle?

Indie York’s first treasure hunt starts tomorrow (Saturday, 5 September), in association with iTravelYork’s Walking Festival – and top city sleuths are required to decipher the code.

The winning prizes available are £50 York Gift Cards.

Here’s our guide for detectives young and old.

Map it out

First you’ll need to get yourself a treasure map.

Produced by Indie York, they are available at any of the 69 participating businesses, at the Visit York Information Centre – or you can download the PDF.

You’ll see from the map that there are seven clusters, sorted by location. They are

  • Bishy Road
  • Central York
  • Fifth Quarter
  • Shambles
  • Fossgate
  • Micklegate
  • Goodramgate

Start guessing…

Every cluster has between eight and ten businesses taking part. They will each display a one-word clue in their windows, linked to a theme.

Guess what the theme linking them is and you could win a £50 York Gift Card.  For example, if you see the words ‘goal’, ‘kick’, ‘pitch’ ‘whistle’ ‘penalty’ ‘corner’ ‘offside’ then the theme is ‘football’. 

You only need to guess one of the themes correctly to enter the prize draw. But you can have a go at all seven if you like!

To enter go to this page on the iTravelYork website.

Good luck!