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New Forest Spy Challenge

The New Forest is one of the most beguiling and ancient parts of England with a history and culture all of its own.

The New Forest also has a long history and connection with spies and espionage…Did you know the during WW2 the SOE (Special Operations Executive) used the dense forestry cover and huge private estates to train special agents. There were German and French houses set up to train spies in working behind enemy lines and agents were even sent on their missions – at night – by (MTB) boat from specially built pontoons at Mulberry harbour.

Add to this the literally thousands of years of history, folklore and unique forest culture and you have the perfect setting for a Spy Challenge treasure hunt.

The New Forest Spy Challenge can start from any number of strategic locations including

  • Southampton
  • Winchester
  • Bournmouth
  • Poole
  • Salisbury
  • Basingstoke
  • Andover

And a little closer in ………………….

  • Lymington
  • Lyndhurst
  • Brockenhurst
  • Bealieu
  • Ringwood
  • Fordingbridge

Lunch will be at one of the many old inn’s that are dotted throughout the Forest.

Treasure hunt activities will also include the shooting of a classic spy film scene on video and clue tasks will include questions and photographic challenges around – amongst other things:

  • The British Empire
  • The Royal Navy
  • Ancient Kings
  • WW2
  • James Bond
  • Folklore
  • Classic and vintage cars
  • Trees, Trees and lots more trees
  • Seaside culture
  • Ancient Forestry rights
  • Villages with cool names
  • Windmills
  • Ghosts
  • Steam trains
  • And of course the New Forest Ponies.

The New Forest really is one of the most superb places to host and participate in a treasure hunt and we guarantee that if you’ve not been before – once you have done a City Treasure Hunts Spy Challenge– you’ll be back!

For more information –


020 3397 8999