Pablo's Armchair Treasure Hunt

Armchair Treasure Hunt Archive

All previous Hunts (and the answers!) can be viewed from the list below. In addition there are usually "Notes" describing the thoughts of the setter(s), and "Tales" from teams that entered the Hunt.

Armchair Treasure Hunts
Year Setter(s) Title and theme Treasure site
2022 DaphneHQ CATastrophe! The Story of the Godstow Witch Godstow Abbey, Oxford
2021 The Urban Marsupial Orchestra The Twelve Days of Cold Christmas (& Prime Meridians) Cold Christmas, Hertfordshire
2020 Apopheniacs Anonymous Treasure Island, Daniel Defoe, Edgar Allan Poe Abney Park Cemetery, Stoke Newington
2019 Jonathan Mestel & Paul Barden Bank Robberies & Ruth Rendell BlackWeir Pond, near Loughton, Essex
2018 Mike Wood Ian Fleming and the James Bond books Famous Copse, Nr Nettlebed, Oxfordshire
2017 Bruce Hindsight Another Fine Mess Messing, Essex
2016 Steve Hames & Roger Thetford Whisky and Beer (& Iain Banks) Pitstone Hill, Bucks
2015 Dave Kee Great Circles (FitzRoy & the Beagle) Croxley Hall Wood, Herts
2014 Alcoholus Lubricatum Life (HHGG, DNA & La Vie mode d᾿emploi) Ickleton, Cambridgeshire
2013 Brian Jackson & Phil Stockton Space Truckin’ (Deep Purple & Space Travel) Ridge, Herts
2012 Mike Wood Stopping by Woods (Bath and John Woods) Combe Down, Somerset
2011 Garry Smith An Enigma (Alan Turing & Codebreaking) Shenley Wood, Bucks
2010 Chris & David Baker, David Manley The Lost Formula (Social Networking Sites, Mints) East Hagbourne, Oxfordshire
2009 Barden Gnomes athmmix (Dorothy L. Sayers) Witham, Essex
2008 Tim North The Royal Parks (& London Landmarks) Hampton Court Green, Middlesex
2007 Paul Coombs The Fool on the Hill (Italo Calvino & Tarot) Coombe Hill, Bucks
2006 Steve Hames Golf Steeple Aston, Oxfordshire
2005 Paul Coombs The Fox Hunt Watlington Hill, Oxfordshire
2004 Barden Gnomes ATH for Dummies (Playing Cards) Grantchester, Cambridgeshire
2003 Stephen Lees Driven (Sports Cars) Ulting, Essex
2002 Mark Abbott Wasted (Christopher & Philip Marlowe) Chislehurst, Kent
2001 Ian Canning 2001: an Armchair Treasure Hunt (Tolkien) Port Meadow, Oxfordshire
2000 Dave Kee Snakes and Ladders (Hillingdon Trail) Hillingdon Trail, Middlesex
1999 Steve Hames Time Herstmonceux, East Sussex
1998 Brian Mills Food Beaconsfield, Bucks
1997 Paul Coombs & Dave Harding Fact or Fiction Fotheringhay, Northants
1996 Dave Kee Fibonacci Series Ashridge Park, Herts
1995 Rosalind & Paul Barden, Jonathan Mestel George Orwell Wallington, Herts
1994 Paul Coombs "The Armchair" Magazine (Cranford) Cranford Park, Middlesex
1993 Steve Hames London Underground Little Chalfont, Bucks
1992 Paul Coombs & Brian Jackson Sets Fetcham, Surrey
1991 Steve Hames Sherlock Holmes Cookham, Berks
1990 Rod Fine & Brian Jackson Astrology Addington Hills, Surrey
1989 Paul Coombs & Brian Jackson Chess Copped Hall, Upshire, Essex
1988 Paul Coombs & Brian Jackson Connections, GB Shaw Ayot St Peter, Herts
1987 - No hunt set -
1986 Paul Coombs & Brian Jackson Magic Northaw, Herts
1985 Paul Coombs & Brian Jackson The Melting Brain Xmas Common, Oxfordshire