Our favourite Halloween haunts

Posted on 28/10/2016

Halloween is just around the corner - ghosts, witches and pumpkins await us! Are you brave enough to follow our spooky walks? Whether you’re seeking scary stories in Dartmoor or walking with ghosts in Cornwall, our 5 ghoulish routes will shake up your Trick or Treating this Halloween!

Remember to be well-prepared against the monsters:

  • Have a working bike light or torch
  • Keep warm (for when the ghosts walk through you!)
  • Use our Buddy Beacon so people know where you are

Pick a spooky route:

1. Dartmoor, Devon (FREE)Halloween: Dartmoor

Type: Walking
Difficulty: Medium
Length: 4.86 miles
By BBC Countryfile Magazine

Ghosts, Witches and Dragons: Walkers looking for some scary stories should head for Dartmoor. Follow this route for a number of stories to chill you to the bone.

Best for: Spooky stories
Download this route here


Halloween: The Fens2. Wicken Ghost Walk with Scouts (FREE)

Type: Walking
Difficulty: Very Easy
Length: 2.8 miles
By Mark Robson

Explore the ghosts of Wicken Fen with this spooky route. A great activity for a family or large group, with a chance to learn a good ghost story or two!

Best for: Scary groups
Download this route here

Halloween: Cycle Ely3. Cycle the Fens, Cambridgeshire (FREE)

Type: Road cycling
Difficulty: Hard
Length: 36.23 miles
By BBC Countryfile Magazine

Cycle through the Fens, where spooky tales of Black Shuck and Jack O’Lanterns haunt the mysterious bogs. Learn about the past of the wild Island of Eels.

Best for: Haunting history
Download this route here


Halloween: Cornwall4. Rough Tor, Bodmin Moor, Cornwall (FREE)

Type: Walking
Difficulty: Medium
Length: 5.24 miles
By BBC Countryfile Magazine

Walk alongside Charlotte Dymond, one of Cornwall’s most celebrated ghosts, on a spooky ramble on Bodmin Moor.

Best for: Friendly ghosts
Download this route here


Halloween Events

We’ve also searched the country for the best ghost tours and events in the spookiest cities. Do you have any ghost walk recommendations? Share them with us @ViewRanger!


Halloween: StratfordThe Stratford Town Ghost Walk

Join the award-winning Ghost Walk in Shakespeare's 'haunted' Stratford upon Avon, with tales of ghosts, witches, murder and misery.
Find out more


Haddon Hall, Derbyshire

One of England’s oldest houses welcomes you for special half term and Halloween events for families, including a trail around the Hall and story-telling.
Find out more


Halloween: LondonLondon

Walk the streets of haunted London with paranormal author and renowned ghost hunter Richard Jones. Can’t make Halloween? Join Richard on his Christmas Ghost Walks!
Find out more



Choose from Double Dead tours, Haunted Graveyard tours and Underground City of the Dead tours for a spooky night with City of the Dead Tours.
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Celebrate Halloween with the original Lincoln Ghost Walks, with their own traditional stories. Enjoy the great atmosphere and fancy dress.
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Halloween: WalesLlancaiach Fawr Manor, Wales

Explore the haunted Llancaiach Fawr Manor, which is so spooky it’s been featured on episodes of TV’s Most Haunted! They have a whole Ghost Tour Season from October 2016 to February 2017.
Find out more

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