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Elmer map

Every good explorer needs a map! Make sure you are trail ready by starting your journey with our official trail map. Download a simple version from this page or visit one of our many map vendors across the region to pick up a fully loaded version for a suggested donation of £1, complete with info about upcoming events, our app and trail partners.

Download and print your map at home

Get a printed version of the map

Pick up a fully loaded version for a suggested donation of £1, complete with info about upcoming events, our app and trail partners.

Find our where you can pick up a printed copy

Prefer to go digital?

Find all 50 big and 114 little Elmers using the official app, available to download now!

Using our specially created app, you can get together with friends and family to discover parts of the North East you never knew existed, while seeking out and unlocking each stunningly decorated Elmer - you'll also reveal some extra special rewards as you go!

Get the app

Completed the trail? You're a Trail Champion!

Tick the Elmers off your map as you go and once you've completed the trail, visit selected St Oswald's charity shops across the region to claim your Trail Champion certificate.

Or if you prefer, you can download yours here to print at home.

Download your certificate

Donate

Elmer's Great North Parade is organised by and raising funds for St Oswald’s Children’s Hospice. By making a kind donation, you are supporting a charity with its roots in the North East community and are making a difference to families who see the hospice as a lifeline.

Donate

Frequently asked questions

Is it free? Where can I pick up a trail map? How many Elmers are on the trail? What happens to the Elmers once the trail has finished? We've got all the answers to all your questions about Elmer's Great North Parade.

FAQ's

Contact us

Get in touch with the Great North Elmer team? We're all ears!

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