Telephone Treasure Trail

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Monday, 11 to Thursday, 14 November 2024

BOOKING is now open – to enter your group or volunteer as a clue holder please go to our events page HERE The closing date for registration is 16 September.

We’ve made a few changes this year as we’ll have an earlier start time of 7.30pm and finish at 9.30pm.

Our host this year will be the Beccles group who have chosen their theme and finalised their set of clues.

We had 262 groups who took part in 2023 and an amazing 202 Clue Holder volunteers taking your calls.

The Telephone Treasure Trail is NWR’s popular annual telephone quiz, you’ll be sure to have fun! The quiz takes place over four days in November with a maximum of 100 groups taking part each day.

The NWR held its first Telephone Treasure Trail in 1995.  231 groups took part in that first TTT, and it was so successful it turned into an annual event; one of the most popular in the NWR calendar.  Now, 29 years on, we can’t wait to see how many groups will decide to take part in the 2024 quiz. 

As well as taking part in the quiz, groups also provide ‘clue holders’, who are allocated one clue and answer each and will have up to 100 groups calling them to check if their answer is correct, and to be given their next clue. 

Each group attempts to answer a block of 20 clues plus a compulsory web clue.  This aspect of the quiz gives groups a chance to speak to other NWR members all over the country, which enhances the fun and ‘national’ feel of the quiz.

Each year there is a different hidden ‘theme’ for the quiz which becomes apparent as clues are solved – over the years themes have ranged from parts of the body to capital cities. 

The winners in 2023 were:

DURHAM CITY NWR for the group prize

Andrea Gohil for the Clue Holder prize

2023 – Out of the 262 groups who took part, 87 groups got all the answers correct. Click HERE to see if your group was one of them!

This is what some of you had to say after last year’s quiz…
“We would like to pass on our thanks to Kenton for a really excellent quiz last week -the questions were a lovely balance of difficulty, and we thoroughly enjoyed our evening. They should be congratulated.”

“Feedback to TTT organising group – it was brilliant. Thank you so much, a good fun evening was had by our group on Tuesday, plus an interesting chat with many groups as a clue holder on Wednesday.”
“Thank you Kenton and the Monday Clue holders: we enjoyed the TTT last night: three of us clue-holding tonight, tomorrow and Thursday for others to have fun too!”

“I had 40 calls, 33 of them in the first hour and the other 7 fairly soon afterwards.  Some familiar voices and a lot of laughter in the background.”
“We had a fun evening – thank you to all the patient clue holders. We got stuck on a couple though.” “Well that was a great night clue holding! 52 calls from all over the place, some familiar voices and lots of repeat calls.”
“Thank you Kenton group for a super quiz evening and thank you clue holders.”

“Well done to those who set the questions, it made us think but not despair!”

Winners will be announced as soon as the entries are marked and verified! 
It takes a few days for the host group to collate all the answers and to complete the marking process which will be done over several nights.  We will post the winner on the website after notifying them.