Storrington Mystery Trail – become a Secret Seeker

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If you like outdoor adventures, solving puzzles, or doing escape rooms, you will love our Mystery Trails. Join Answare, President of the Curators Alliance, to help solve the district mystery on one or more of our seven FREE interactive town trails.

It has come to light that in Horsham District’s towns and villages, people have complained of a mass melancholy affecting mood and enjoyment. You should know that this is the Grey Shadow, our nemesis, at work, keen to drain the colour from our landscape and infuse jaded misery on the good folk of this beautiful land.

The Curators’ Alliance is entrusted to protect the special seeds that are an antidote to misery. When combined, the seeds create a formula known as ASHENPIPS. The Grey Shadow is keen to destroy the formula!

Join us Secret Seekers and help bring back the seeds so that they can be secured inside the Cabinet of Cures and, in doing so, protect the happiness of future generations.


To take part, please visit: and download the Mystery Trail maps or go to Storrington Library* ask for a trail and look at the Curator’s workspace to start the quest. Answare will also be writing a newsletter, make sure you sign up to hear what she and members of the Curators’ Alliance have been getting up to. To hear a special recorded message from Agent Meadows, one of the trail’s unique characters, call 0333 3660 256.

Explore the town and solve the puzzles in any order – It’s not timed unless you want it to be!

Need an extra clue? Hints are by the space for your answers.

Once you’ve solved all the clues, return to the Curator’s workspace to uncover the final answer.

You’ll also find a message waiting for you… Solve the numerical puzzle to discover the phone number.

Enter the library* and whisper the name of the seed you have found to a member of staff, and they will reward you with a sticker to be placed on the back of your Curators’ Alliance notebook.

Complete all seven town trails and show your stickers at any collection point to receive your eighth bonus sticker.

Once you have all eight stickers reassemble the letters on each to spell the secret word that unlocks the final chapter of Answare and the Curators’ Alliance Cabinet of Cures.

Horsham District Mystery Trails are designed for families, young people (8+) and adults.

Stay for food and drink, browse the shops, explore the library, local heritage and discover the hidden gems of Storrington.

*If the library is closed, check the notice in the window of the Curator’s workspace for an alternative collection point.

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