10 Treasure Hunts That Look On The Sunny Side

10 Treasure Hunts That Look On The Sunny Side

Posted on: 22/06/2020

The weather forecast for Sussex is sparkling this week, so Black Cat has decided to pick out literally his 10 `hotspots` for treasure hunt routes and stopping points to make the most of the sun.
Black Cat Treasure Hunts` on-line routes are ideal for a leisurely stroll in the sunshine and also fit comfortably inside current government guidelines for social distancing.Complete with your household or with a 2 metre gap with a friend.

1. Eastbourne features at or near the top of any national list of serial, sunshine places to visit. July 1911 was actually the highest recorded monthly sunshine for anywhere, ever in England whilst it also has an average of 1888 hours of sunshine a year.Our treasure hunt route takes you along the seafront with obvious places to stop and relax.

2. Hastings is not far behind Eastbourne in the national sunshine rankings and our route starts and finishes near the seafront, but with a diversion inland during the middle for some curiously, quirky questions.

3. Grange Gardens, Lewes is an idyllic spot during the Lewes treasure hunt to stop and have a picnic. There are interesting sculptures (see the Janus Head below), Southover Grange itself which is an Eizabethan home and plenty of trees including a very old Mulberry tree. I didn`t have to think twice before including this in the `sunshine list`
4. Priory Park, Chichester is more open than Grange Gardens, but nevertheless somewhere you will be more than happy to wander through and stop during the Chichester treasure hunt. Regular cricket matches provide a nice English feel which is contrasted to the fantastic walk you can take around the outside of the park on the old Roman walls. Brilliant!

5. Beach House Park, Worthing. I was just going to put a heading of Worthing as the route in this West sussex town runs along the seafront and then cuts through several small parks before finishing in the bigger, Beach House Park. Plenty of flowers and greenery, some very interesting history including a memorial to Warrior pigeons(!) and you will soon see why this makes the list and a Black Cat reccomendation to pack a picnic with you on this route.

6. Seaford Seafront. This does not have the obvious attractions of some of the others, but its unspoilt nature is an attraction in itself. The hunt is not too testing allowing you plenty of opportunity to grab an ice cream and gaze off into the distance and look at the watersports, the wind turbines and, on a clear day, the i360 tower in Brighton.

7. Pooh Bear`s 100 Acre Wood. (Hartfield!)This is at the end of one of our driving hunts. You will have the opportunity to wander down to where the original site for Pooh`s game of Pooh sticks was invented. No better place to get away from it all on a sunny day.

8. Kipling Gardens, Rottingdean. This features at the end of our cycling route from Hove. You will definitely deserve rest, relaxation and refreshment  as you soak up the sunshine.Maybe take a copy of the Jungle Book to read to  your children too?!

9. YpresTower, Rye Castle, Rye. This is a circular route which means this is a perfect route on a sunny day with excellent views across the marshland. The Gun garden has cannons too. Forgot your picnic? There is a rather neat little pub garden just a minute or so from here too at The Ypres castle Inn. I`m here to help!

10. Bexhill. It can`t be too far behind on the sunshine stakes. Some broad stretches of walk, great views, some unusual and interesting clues. I think we have all under-estimated Bexhill in the past. Egerton Park is towards the end of the hunt and it`s perfect to have a sit down here, a bite to eat and soak up the sunshine before heading back up past the museum and to the seafront to finish. You should even see this frob (below) too!

So there you have it, just some of my ideas of places to take advantage of during the sunny weather. For further ideas and info on any Black Cat Treasure Hunt routes contact me on info@blackcattreasurehunts.co.uk

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