The answer to a riddle which will unlock a vault containing gold worth
9,000 can be found in East Lindsey.
TREASURE-hunters from across the world are joining in with the search for
gold in East Lindsey.
Somewhere hidden amongst the District’s ancient pastures and rolling
landscapes lies the answer to a riddle which will unlock a vault containing a
10oz gold bullion worth in the region of £9,000. Already there are over 70
people hunting for the gold – why not join them?
The unique and innovative treasure hunt, which starts in Louth, is gaining
interest Worldwide including the Netherlands, Canada, Bangkok and Italy and
will lead those taking part on a journey of knowledge and wonderment through
Lincolnshire’s Grazing Marshes, discovering local myths, history and legends.
Charlotte Layton, from Bangkok, was one of the first people to register. She
said: “We have a lot of English speaking children in our school and the story is
a great way to talk about language. I’m visiting in June so I will be taking lots
of photos of the clues to take back with me”.
Each ‘Riddle of the Marshes’ pack contains a short story, map, and a ‘Golden
Compass’ which guides participants through the clues. Each pack has a
Unique Player ID which, when registered, means we can communicate with
those taking part and release extra clues if necessary.
Riddlers must find the seven treasures, the stranger’s name and the pin
number for the vault containing the gold. Nothing is hidden or buried in the
feature communities; everything is visible, you just need to look. Don’t
discount anything – it could be important.
Grazing Marshes Project Officer Joe Blissett, said: “The Riddle of the
Marshes has been developed to showcase a landscape teeming with wildlife
and cultural history to visitors. It is hoped that the Riddle of the Marshes
will help to tell the story of this landscape in a completely new way. We want
people to get excited, to spend time exploring the rich history of the Grazing
Marshes by visiting the area, through research online or in local libraries and
museums and above all else, have fun trying to solve the Riddle. A lot of
those already taking part are doing so with friends and family – it really is a
great way to spend a weekend. I wish all those taking part the very best of
So, fancy yourself a Riddler? Think you can crack the code? You only have
until October 6 to try, so what are you waiting for?
Call 01507 613134 or pop into Louth, Skegness or Mablethorpe Tourist Information Centres.
Packs cost 15. You can also follow the quest on Twitter @LincsMarshes. Packs will also be available both days at the Lincolnshire Show, either from the Lincolnshire Life Magazine Stand, or Visit East Lincolnshire (ELDC) stand.