Ghostly walks and goings-on from the Coast Path this Hallowe’en
Get out and about with the family this half-term and take in the spectacular scenery of the South West Coast Path before scaring yourselves silly with some ghostly goings-on with events organised by English Heritage. From spooky secrets on the Coast Path at Moonfleet in Dorset, to a scary family sleepover at Portland Castle further along the coast, a ghoulish trail at Dartmouth Castle in Devon, and some seriously creepy crafts at Pendennis Castle near Falmouth in Cornwall, Hallowe’en has never been so much fun! Follow the links below for full walk descriptions and event information.
- Portland: Combine a family walk along the Coast Path on the isle of Portland before returning to the harbour where you'll find English Heritage's Portland Castle (pictured top). Join the Family Halloween Sleepover where after a warming drink by an open fire, sit down to supper, take part in games and activities and listen to spooky stories before bedding down for the night.
- Dartmouth: Take a stroll through the characterful town and along the beautiful river Dart to reach the historic Dartmouth Castle. Listen to spooky secrets and ghastly tales as you go on a ghostly Halloween Family Fun Trail through the castle grounds, exploring all the dark and scary places to find the clues and complete your challenge.
- Falmouth: Take in this popular stretch of the south Cornwall coast before indulging in the historic splendour of Pendennis Castle. Over the weekend of the 27th & 28th October take part in creepy crafts, spooky activities and ghost hunting galore at this famous castle near Falmouth in Cornwall.
- Moonfleet: Combine a family walk along the Coast Path with a visit to Moonfleet church, near Weymouth in Dorset. The ghost of Colonel John “Blackbeard” Mohune, who is reputed to have stolen a diamond from King Charles I and hidden it, is said to wander at night looking for it under the church crypt. Mysterious lights in the churchyard are attributed to his activities.
Published on: Oct. 8, 2012