• Treasure Trail: Brunel's Railway Tunnel at Box

Treasure Trail: Brunel's Railway Tunnel at Box

Locals were amused at intrepid Eric with his amateurish caving gear but their mood changed when he was found slumped at the tunnel entrance. Inspector Burling is seeking assistance as coded notes suggest that Eric was no ordinary explorer. Was there something more secretive about his expedition into the tunnels? If you can uncover the truth about who took Eric's life, and how they did so, you could win a prize!

This circular 1.25 mile trail starts by the waterside and climbs the High Street to see the dramatic western portal of Box Railway Tunnel. Follow treasure hunt style clues around the old Market Place and on the way pick up interesting snippets about village associations with engineering, literature and exploration.

At the beginning or end of your trail you can picnic on the slopes of the open recreation area where there's also a playground. Alternatively stop at Little Box Cafe on the way up to the tunnel or at either of the two pubs (The Queen's Head and The Bear) towards the end of the trail. Parking is free near Box Library (SN13 8NT) but there are no public toilets in the village.

The route of this trail is suitable for robust pushchairs but regrettably, due to some uneven ground and steep inclines, it is not suitable for wheelchairs.