Halloween may now be a distant memory for most, but for over 600 people who braved Hainault Forest’s annual Spooky Walk, it will be forever etched in their minds!
George Lewis, Visitor Experience Officer, was there to oversee the scary shenanigans:
“On all hallows’ eve, as the sun set, everything at Hainault Forest wasn’t quite what it seemed… The Spooky Walk had returned.
The moonlight shone and, amongst the creaking ancient trees, witches, wizards, ghouls and ghosts large and small joined us to bravely face down this yearly tradition. Along the trail our guests stumbled across the giant web of a spider, bewitching story tellers and zombies prowling for brains. When things seemed all too scary to handle, the trail plunged into darkness and the wailing screams of visitors-past erupted from decaying boughs of a nearby Hornbeam.
Fortunately, everyone who came had a lovely time and we managed to not scare everyone off from toasting marshmallows and enjoying our creepy crafts. We even managed to persuade a new member that there are greater threats to our woodlands than our event!
Special thanks to everyone that came down to help with the event and our neighbours at Redbridge Council and Epping Forest who volunteered their time.”
For more information, contact George Lewis – Visitor Experience Officer, Hainault Forest and Heartwood Forest.
Holly Booker – Visitor Experience Executive