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Hellingly Puzzle Trail

Observant or adventurous visitors to Hellingly Country Park may have spotted the appearance of cryptic markers hidden on trees, logs and posts across the park. The markers, about the size of a postcard, are part of the Hellingly Puzzle Trail, a brand new, free activity trail for all the family to try.

The trail starts at the entrance to the park just behind the Community Hub and winds its way around the extensive grounds of the former Hellingly Hospital. The 15 markers each contain a clue to the next marker location and a puzzle to solve.

Puzzlers can either access a free map and complete their answers online by scanning the QR code at the start of the trail or at or for a small donation get a printed trail guide and nature trail for younger explorers from the Parish Office at the Community Hub during normal opening hours.

It's a great excuse to get out into the countryside, explore nature, and get some healthy exercise while also taxing the little grey cells. Allow 1½ to 2 hours to complete the trail and wear suitable footwear for exploring off the main paths. You can get to the Community Hub on the 1X or 51 bus and it is a short cycle ride or walk from the Cuckoo Trail. There is also free parking and electric car charging point. The what3words location is ///tolerates.publish.tint.

The trail has been produced by local Community Interest Company, Animazing C.I.C. and supported by Hellingly Parish Council.