Ampthill – Golden hare Walk (Sun. 28/06/2015)

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On the 7th of August 1979, an artist buried a casket containing a golden hare (like a big rabbit) at a secret location within England. The artist announced that his forthcoming book contained all clues necessary to decode the treasure’s precise location “within a few inches.” At the time, the only additional clue he provided was that it was buried on public property that could be easily accessed.

The book sold hundreds of thousands of copies worldwide, many in the United Kingdom, but also in Australia, South Africa, West Germany, Japan (where the book was called 仮面舞踏会 kamenbutoukai), France and the United States. Searchers often dug up public and private property acting on hunches.

The picture is the first page in the puzzle book:

Join us as we follow to trail of the golden hare around the historic market town of Ampthill uncovering the mystery and scandal of the puzzle. This walk will also visit the ruins of Haughton house near Ampthill.

Activity date:
Sunday 28th June 2015
Meeting point:
The Café Bookshop (Cranfield University)
Departing time from Cranfield:
10:00
Arriving time to Cranfield (aprox):
15:00
Walk length (Km):
9.5 Km (6 miles)
Club members only?:
No
Sign up at:
Email walking@cranfield.ac.uk with “Golden hare” in the subject title
Sign-up deadline:
Friday 26th  June  by 1pm
Price:
£3 for members, £4 for non-members. If we have sufficient drivers this may be discounted.
Meal provided?:
No, bring snacks and water if you wish. If the weather is good we may have a picnic in the park afterwards.
Gear:
We will be walking on footpaths so normal footwear is ok however check the weather beforehand and be prepared accordingly.
Other information:
Drivers needed