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Hindsight 2020 – Our 1st Year In Review

Killer Trails | Hindsight 2020 annual review

Well, what a year that a year turned out to be!…

Although we’ve all experienced ups and downs, I just wanted to take a moment and reflect on some of the positives we’ve experienced this year. Every cloud… and all that!

Firstly, I just wanted to say a massive thank you for stopping by Killer Trails during its first 6 months of its existence. And for anyone who engages with us – thank you so much for helping us to navigate this journey (seriously, it means a lot). We couldn’t do it without you, our trailblazing detectives.

2020 Highlights for Killer Trails

  • A frantic lockdown 1.0 getting the Killer Trails BETA ready for launch
  • Officially opened the doors to Killer Trails in June
  • Launching 9 Murder Mystery Trails in 9 locations across the UK
  • 250+ groups of trailblazing detectives have now taken on a Murder Mystery Trail
  • Priceless customer feedback received
  • Two quarterly donations made to BBC Children in Need via our  1% For Good campaign ?
  • Becoming an official member of Visit York

2020 Reviews of Killer Trails

We can’t thank you enough for anyone who shares their trail experience with us. We are so grateful to receive your feedback. It truly helps us to shape all current and future projects. Below are just a few of our trailblazing detective’s experiences.

Murder Mystery Trail reviews on Trip Advisor

star rating  Fabulous concept! Great fun looking up and down, finding new things and trying to beat each other at solving the clues.
Suitable for young and old.
We loved it!... read more

May 31, 2021

star rating  The murder mystery trail was so fun and such a unique and engaging way to look at things you wouldn’t normally see, and learn things about York you might miss... read more

May 28, 2021

Murder Mystery Trail reviews on Instagram

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Brilliant way to see the city!


What a brilliant way to see the city! It was so well done. The clues were perfectly hard enough for us to find and work out as a group of mid-20s adults. So reasonably priced! We loved working out what all the clues meant back at our accommodation at the end of the day! I will be doing this again in every new city I can!"

Review of Bath's Murder Mystery Trail, by Nicole H via Tripadvisor  

Great fun


Previously did the Chester trail which was great fun and a brilliant way to explore a city I didn’t know all that well. Manchester on the other hand I wasn’t sure what to expect as already knew the place very well and thought some of the magic exploring new unseen places might be missing however it was just as fun in its own different way. I’d highly recommend this to those visiting for the first time and equally those like me who’ve seen the place more than they care to remember! Oh and bonus points for a spooky experience in one of the pints of interest along the way 👻"

Review of Manchester's Murder Mystery Trail, by Stephen B via Tripadvisor  

Fantastic way to see the city and have fun!


I took my mum for Mothers Day in a day trip to Winchester, we wanted to see all the sites and have some fun and this was the best way to do it. The trail leads you all around the historic sites and gives you a great chance to find interesting things you wouldn’t normally see. 100% recommend"

Review of Winchester's Murder Mystery Trail, by Clair D via Tripadvisor  

Fun way to explore


We wanted to try something new during our valentine’s day trip away and honestly we are hooked – already planning our next trips around where these trails are located! a fun and easy way to explore the city, we cannot recommend enough!"

Review of Cambridge's Murder Mystery Trail, by Rheanon Chelsea J via Tripadvisor  

Fantastic! 5*


Received this as part of my birthday present and what a fantastic present it was! We had so much fun following the trail and solving the riddles and clues. We enjoyed stopping off at the “pints of interest” and finding out the history of places. I’d never been to Chester before and this trail made sure we got to see and explore everything. The effort put into these trails is incredible – from the trail itself to the riddles, illustrations and thought put into it. I would definitely recommend anyone and everyone to do the Chester murder mystery trail, it was great! I’m looking forward to doing another murder mystery trail in another city very soon! 🕵🏻‍♀️👻"

Review of Chester's Murder Mystery Trail, by Jacqueline S via Tripadvisor  

An absolute MUST if you like adventures!


The most fun we've had in a while! Literally the best self-guided tour/activity that's super exciting and engaging, while also being informative. Absolute bargain for the price and it's excited us to complete all of the other Killer Trails!! It's easy for all age groups to solve and you can take as long as you want to solve it - we definitely took our time, taking in all the beauty of our surroundings and looking at things we normally wouldn't have looked at. Getting to the end of it and solving the murder was definitely a bonus and super satisfying and rewarding!"

Review of Yorks's Murder Mystery Trail, by Radoslava K via Tripadvisor  

A great way to explore!


Such a great way to explore Oxford! The tour was so fun and engaging, which takes you to lots of key Oxford landmarks! The format also means you can take breaks when you need and keeps it very relaxed! So you can tailor it to your group! Definitely recommend and will be doing another one again!"

Review of Oxford's Murder Mystery Trail, by Bai via Tripadvisor  

Perfect activity when in London.


This was the perfect activity for my group and me! One in the group had never been to London before, and the rest of us had been several times. But this trail certainly made sure that we all got to see something we'd never seen before! It was so much fun and the clues were a perfect mix of difficulty! I would highly recommend this activity to anyone interested in experiencing London in a different way."

Review of London West End's Murder Mystery Trail, by Amanda A via Tripadvisor  

Fun times for all the family.


Friends and I completed this at the weekend. I’ve lived in Manchester for 8 years now and I still found new things. Great story, would say it’s a medium level in terms of how challenging it was. Highly recommended. Even better with adults having a couple of drinks at key locations."

Review of Manchester's Murder Mystery Trail, by Rachel W via Tripadvisor  

Affordable, fun, and something different.


The murder mystery trail was so fun and such a unique and engaging way to look at things you wouldn’t normally see, and learn things about York you might miss at other attractions. It’s affordable, fun, and something different. Easy to follow, simple instructions and the perfect level of clue difficulty for all!"

Review of York's Murder Mystery Trail, by paranormalpagan via Tripadvisor  

1% For Good ?

1% For Good - First Donation to BBC Children In Need | Killer Trails

Since day one, we’ve committed to giving 1% of all trail sales to our chosen Charity of the Year through our 1% For Good campaign. This year our Charity of the Year is BBC Children in Need (CiN). All thanks to you, we’ve just made our 2nd quarterly donation to the charity. Including Gift Aid, we’ve now raised…

£54.57! ???

? If you keep doing our trails, we promise to keep donating to good causes. ?

Looking forward to 2021

With the pandemic coming under control, we’re looking forward to a year with less social and travel restrictions, so we can get back to doing the things, and seeing the people we love. We expect 2021 to even busier, and we can’t wait! Here are few things on the horizon for Killer Trails:

  • Leaving BETA phase. Official launch of Killer Trails
  • x3 new Murder Mystery Trails in 3 new locations (harder, longer and more immersive)
  • More rewards and incentives for trail detectives
  • Limited edition printed Murder Mystery Trails
  • More regional partnerships
  • NHS discount for 2021 ?

Watch this space.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all! ?☃️?

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