Murder and mystery on new seafront trail

Carolyn Heaps looks for clues with Darren Weir owner of the Mowbay Hotel, in wig and gown, Maude Lalani and Caroline de Mowbray, characters from the trail
Carolyn Heaps looks for clues with Darren Weir owner of the Mowbay Hotel, in wig and gown, Maude Lalani and Caroline de Mowbray, characters from the trail

A NEW murder mystery walking trail has been launched on the seafront.

The Seafront Treasure Trail was officially opened by Eastbourne mayor Carolyn Heaps on Wednesday.

Organised in partnership with Murder at the Mowbray and Eastbourne Borough Council, visitors can follow a 1.8 mile walking trail taking in key locations along the seafront and town centre as they try to solve the murder mystery.

The Treasure Trails packs contain a set of clues encouraging visitors to discover Eastbourne’s heritage and unearth interesting facts, while they eliminate a gallery of suspects and weapons in a Cluedo style mystery.

Walkers can then check the Treasure Trails website to see if they have guessed the correct suspect, with a chance to win a cash prize.

Eastbourne Borough Council Cabinet Member for Tourism Councillor Neil Stanley said, “We are very excited to launch these new walking trails encouraging visitors and residents to discover significant locations along Eastbourne seafront while trying to solve a murder mystery at the same time.

“The clues and route have been designed to cover as much of the main resort seafront as possible, including parts of the town centre, and the trails make a fun way to discover Eastbourne by foot.”

The Treasure Trails murder mystery packs cost £5 and are available to buy from the seafront kiosk near the Pier, Seafront Office, Tourist Information Centre, online from www.treasuretrails.co.uk and available soon from www.visiteastbourne.com