Hainault Forest Spooky Walk

October 24th 2018
By: Melanie Hollidge

We all know about the haunted history of Epping Forest in Essex. If you live in Chigwell, Loughton or Woodford or are thinking of moving to Chigwell, Loughton or Woodford you will be interested in its rich history that dates back to the Iron Age. There are stories of Roman battles, Norman invaders, and notorious highwaymen. 

The haunted history of Epping Forest is notorious, so much so, Most Haunted carried out a live show back in 2003, in the hope of locating the ghost of Dick Turpin. Ghost hunts are also a regular occurrence throughout the year. 

As well as the ghost of Turpin, there are numerous other sightings and experiences that have occurred at Epping throughout the years. Poltergeist activity is also a regular occurrence, with people reporting being pushed or touched by unseen hands. At the Wake Arms round-about, the headless apparition of a biker and a horse-drawn coach has been seen in the dead of night. A troubled spirit is said to run out in front of vehicles, staring into the driver's eyes before disappearing right before them. 

If you dare this Halloween you might want to visit the ancient forest of Hainault for a haunted hike. On Saturday 27th October 2018 two time slots available to follow an eerie trail to find the monsters that lurk and hide amongst the trees. Booking is essential due to limited space. The two slots are at 6pm - 7pm (last entry at 6.45pm) and 7.30pm - 8.30pm (last entry at 8.15pm). No entry will be allowed between 7 pm - 7.30pm. £4 per person, Under 5’s free. All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a suitable adult at all times.

To find out more contact: 0330 333 3300  to check latest times or cancellations. The Hainault Forest Spooky Walk takes place in The Hainault Forest, Common Car Park, Lambourne Road, Essex IG7 6EZ. They ask that you bring torches as the path will not be lit, but NO Chinese lanterns or naked flames will be permitted.