Pirate QuestProfessor Charles Young of the Department of Lost Historical Treasures is back and once again looking for families to help him find some hidden treasure.

Run by local author and journalist, Neil D’Arcy-Jones, this summer’s Colchester History Quest is his third, following popular treasure walks around Colchester and Essex University.

Entitled The Pirates of Arlesford Creek, it takes place at Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve in July and much like Neil’s other interactive adventure trails, will also includes riddles, clues and puzzles to solve.

There will also be some interesting characters to meet on the way, some who will help, some who will hinder Professor Young and his team on their quest.

Neil will be running two trails on Saturday July 2 and Sunday July 3 at 2pm each day.

The cost is £5 for adults and £2.50 for children by donation and for more information contact the Essex Wildlife Trust reserve on 01206 729678 or go on-line at www.essexwt.org.uk