Liam creates some forest fun for families at Fearnoch

Student Liam Campbell on his Easter Puzzle Hunt trail at Fearnoch Forest.

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An Oban student is leading the way through Fearnoch Forest this Easter after creating a free-to-use digital puzzle.

Fearnoch Forest.

Liam Campbell is currently sitting at home ‘twiddling his thumbs’ as he awaits a placement on a cruise ship as part of his Deck Officer Cadet Course at City of Glasgow College.

Not one to let the grass grow under his feet, however, the innovative 18-year-old began building a game based on one of his favourite walks.

Digital Easter Hunt can be found at www.fearnoch-easter-puzzle-hunt.com and works through finding and scanning QR codes around the forest and solving puzzles to work out where the next clue is.

All you need is a phone with a 4G connection, pen and paper, and the puzzle map which can be found on the website.

‘I created it as a way of encouraging people to get outside this week and explore their surroundings,’ said Liam.

‘There are no prizes as it is just a bit of fun, but I’m getting some good responses and people seem to be enjoying it.

‘The puzzle is suitable for people aged nine to 99, even my mum has done it, and I just hope they enjoy it as much as I did making it.’

The Easter Puzzle Hunt was launched on April 3 and will run until April 11, although Liam has said he may continue it through the Easter holidays if there is demand.