Fresh Autumn air, cripsy leaves breaking under your feet and wrapping up warm. Autumn is a fantastic time of year to get out and about and enjoy some of the region's most beautiful scenery walks and the exciting trails. Even more exciting, is that Halloween is just around the corner and we’ve all been chatting about the most spooky places to visit in the North West according to good old folk tales. We’ve pulled together a list of our most frightening and spooktastic walks below to help you plan your October Autumn Walk…
Famous for its Witches is the stunning Pendle Hill that’s complete with pretty villages that tell stories of witchcraft which have taken place for over 400 years. Today, the trail of the Pendle Witches has become a tourist attraction with many people flocking in to experience it. You can begin the walk at the Pendle Heritage Centre and follow the route the Pendle Witches took through the Ribble Valley to the Lancaster Castle where they were trialed. Take in some of the most beautiful scenes from the hill of the Lake District, and the sea.
Folklore leads us to believe that Rivington Pike is haunted by a headless horseman who today still romans around. It’s one of the best viewing points within the U.K. which offers views of the North West. Complete with lots of romantic windy paths and interesting sights such as the Japanese Garden and the Lever Bridge, there’s something for all to enjoy.
Apparently one of the most haunted places in the U.K. is Samlesbury Hall which is set to be home to a number of spirits including the White Lady, Dorothy Southworth who died of a broken heart who has been spotted in the hall and around the grounds. Many TV shows have been set here searching for ghosts, including Most Haunted.
Where will you be heading for your October Autumn Walk? Let us know over on Twitter #GBLOVES