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Hop on the buses for Lowestoft treasure hunt

PUBLISHED: 15:41 18 July 2012 | UPDATED: 16:45 18 July 2012

Launch of Lowestoft Local Links services.
Pleasurewood Hills mascot Woody Bear along with  Steve Wickers (first Bus) and Andrew Pursey (Anglian Bus).  Picture: Nick Butcher

Launch of Lowestoft Local Links services. Pleasurewood Hills mascot Woody Bear along with Steve Wickers (first Bus) and Andrew Pursey (Anglian Bus). Picture: Nick Butcher

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FAMILIES are being urged to take part in a Lowestoft treasure hunt - on buses.

Mission: Explore Lowestoft is being launched in the town this week in a bid to encourage people to explore their local area by competing in challenges designed around the 106 and 601 bus routes.

The project aims to educate people about the town and encourage them to use sustainable transport in future.

It is part of a £6.2m Lowestoft Local Links initiative funded by the government and local councils, which will see the construction of a new pedestrian and cycle bridge at Lake Lothing and a revamp of the forecourt at the Lowestoft train station.

To take part, families need to purchase a £10 Mission:Explore day ticket from the bus driver at any bus stop along the 106 or 601 routes. In return, they will be given a mission sheet containing questions and challenges.

Alternatively, people can pick up mission sheets in advance from Lowestoft or Oulton Broad library, or the tourist information centre.

Final answers are submitted via the Mission:Explore website www.missionexplore.net/reward/lowestoft or at collection points within the tourist information centre or the library.

A prize draw will take place at the end of October 2012 for a range of prizes including digital cameras, binoculars and explorer book packs.

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