October 2016 brain teaser puzzle

24 October 2016

Welcome to the October 2016 brain teaser puzzle from THE PLANNING SHOP!

Solve the brain teaser below for a chance to win a bottle of champagne.


I am standing at the start of a long, straight footpath that leads to a pond.

  • I walk along the path for 500 metres before I realize that I have dropped my wallet somewhere along the way. I then turn around and walk back to pick it up.
  • Having picked up my wallet, I turn around again and continue along the path to the pond, which is a distance of 1,000 metres from where I found my wallet.
  • Having reached the pond, I turn around and walk straight back along the path to the place I originally started.

How many metres have I walked in total?


Send your answer to us at or fax to 0208 840 1040 before 31 October 2016 to be entered into our monthly draw for a bottle of champagne!

The winner will be announced in the first week of November 2016, when the solution to the puzzle will also be revealed.

Good luck!