Latest ATH News

  • 17 Jul 2021: ATH2020 setters' notes and hunters' tales have been added.
  • 19 May 2021: Future ATH setters are confirmed as Urban Marsupial Orchestra in honour of James Medhurst (2021), DaphneHQ (2022) and Beet (2023). Volunteers for 2024 and beyond are invited to apply here.
  • 18 Feb 2021: The results of Pablo's ATH 2020 are now available. Congratualtions to Alcoholus Lubricatum and The Psychologicals for their first place finishes. The hunt has now been archived.
  • 11 Feb 2021: We have some terribly sad news to tell you about James Medhurst, a member of the Urban Marsupial Orchestra team and setter of ATH2021.
  • 1 Feb 2021: Pablo's ATH 2020 is now over, marking is well underway and the solution document is available to read. We hope to have a further update in about one week.
  • 6 Aug 2020: The 2019 hunt has been archived here. Prize-giving delayed by Covid.
Pablo's Armchair Treasure Hunt

Pablo’s Armchair Treasure Hunt

Welcome to Pablo’s Armchair Treasure Hunt! This annual hunt has been running since 1985. Just before Christmas, a setting team buries or hides a small box somewhere in England, and posts on this website a set of elaborate puzzles and clues that reveal the hiding place. The challenge is to be the first to unearth the box, which usually takes a dedicated team anywhere from a week to a month.


For those teams looking to limber up before the big event, remember that the 2015 Archive contains a very entertaining biography/hunt by the PATHfinders.


Armchair Treasure Hunt 2021

ATH 2020 is now over and in the archive. Watch this space for details of ATH 2021.