by Joanna Bailey
Things to do
Keswick has a history full of murder, intrigue, and tortured souls. From slate-built houses to the surrounding lakes and fells this is an area steeped in legend and mystery.
Experience the darker side of Cockermouth, an historic town, and the childhood home of William Wordsworth, with a hidden past lurking in the shadows of the Georgian splendour. Be brave and join “The Lady” as she tells tales of “Boggles ‘n sec lyke” for a very Cumbrian haunting.
Keswick Ghost Walks start and end at The Moot Hall, Keswick, CA12 5JR. Cockermouth Ghost Walks start and end at The Bush, Main Street. CA13 9JS.
Keswick and Cockermouth Ghost Walks are written with an adult audience in mind – but can be enjoyed by children 10 years and above. Please ensure that children are suitably dressed for the conditions.
The Keswick & Cockermouth Ghost Walks take place on pavements and public footpaths around the town centre and park. There are a few steps and slight inclines so if you have any mobility concerns, please call 07949 909365 for advice.
Walks last about 1 hour 30 minutes. There are no facilities enroute. Tickets must be booked in advance.
Well-behaved dogs on short leads are very welcome. There are no loud bangs. Please ensure the presence of your dog does not detrimentally affect the enjoyment of others on the walk.
There are several public car parks within a 5-minute walk of both Keswick and Cockermouth town centres.
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