Sep 8, 2012 · 6:00 PM
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We had so much fun at this walk we're doing it again!
This is a self-led walk, not a professional one! The tour is picked from Walking Haunted London by Richard Jones and highlights the ghostly history of various locations around Hampstead Heath. Much of the walk is spent crossing Hampstead Heath, which can be lonely, desolate and, if the conditions are right, quite frightening. Highlights include the eerie overgrown pathways of St. John's Church, Jack Straw's castle, and a chance to unwind and seek out the ghosts at the splendid Spaniards Inn, once a haunt of highwayman Dick Turpin. The tour also features 4 haunted pubs, so we'll be stopping often for drinks.
This will be quite a walk!
We'll be covering 3.5 miles and some of the terrain can be a bit rough. Wear comfy shoes and be prepared for winding paths, weeds, and last time we even had to climb over a small fence! Definitely a workout. :)
We'll be meeting at the King William IV pub on Hampstead High Street and ending at the Flask Tavern (both within a few minutes of Hampstead tube station). The walk itself takes 2 hours and we'll have about 30 minutes in each pub. Food is served at a couple of the pubs and a break for sustenance may be needed. The more the merrier on this one, so please sign up and bring a friend. See you then!