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Tallow Tales offer TWO scalp-tighteningly frightful tours for your pleasure
and macabre delectation; tours navigating the
labyrinthine alleyways and sinister squares of Hawkshead village.
Which one will you choose?


Village Of Shadows Tour
Wednesdays. 8 o'clock.

From quaint, warmly-lit pubs to the horror of Gibbets Moss:
Drink up, my friends!

The unfortunate individuals (or audience) will be led through the cobbled streets and humped inns by the master of the macabre himself, The Director. By his trusty flickering lantern, guests will be told tales of old...
...Tales of Poltergiests, Phantoms and Poisoners.


Tales of Mischief & Magik Tour
Sundays. 8 o'clock.

From ferocious fells to shadowy churchyards:
Do you have what it takes?

Dare you unlock the mysteries that history
has tried to forget?
Join The Director for a evening of
spells and incantations...recite the words, chant the curses...
Tales of Witchcraft, Devilry and Occult Practices.

  • Where do the walks begin and when do they take place?
    The Hawkshead Ghost Walks take place each WEDNESDAY & SUNDAY evening,

    beginning outside KITTchEN.

    Both walks begin at 6.00pm sharp. Times may vary for additional or special walks, such as the Halloween Hauntings Tour. For further details call 015394 36920. Private tours are also available.


  • How long do the walks last?
    The walks last for an hour and a half (90minutes).

  • How many people can attend?
    Up to 30 souls may accompany The Director, per tour.


  • Will I need to book?.

    Booking is essential for these strolls into the unknown.
    To book, contact us on 015394 36920 or via Ouija board.


  • How much are the walks?
    Tickets are priced at £8 for adults, and £6 for under 12’s / cowards.
    Special rates are available for large private tours: Tallow Tales is available for school groups, corporate events, Satanic Orgies and other special occasions.  

  • How do I pay?

    Tallow Tales accepts cash, card or payments over the telephone.

  • Will I need to bring anything?

    We recommend that you wear appropriate clothing; these walks take place in Cumbria which means that low temperatures and precipitation are inevitable. We wish you to be warm and dry. Please be so good as to wear sensible shoes/boots as some of the paths that we shall take may be rough and uneven.
    Finally, of course, we shall be exploring the unilluminated parts of Lakeland villages where shadows lengthen and grow sinister. Torches are recommended.

  • May I bring my dog?

    Both walks are suitable for canines.
    However, m
    any have been lost to forces unknown... 

  • May I bring my child?

    These walks are suitable for all, but do remember that we will be traversing long, lonely paths;
    the child, in question, may get tired. And we will be exploring tales of death, pestilence and murder;

    the child, in question, may be frightened. 

  • How scary is it?
    This depends very much on your imagination; some guests shriek, others shudder. But one thing is for certain, all these stories possess a certain macabre atmosphere.

    Tallow Tales employs engaging, traditional storytelling to convey an atmosphere of the deepest unease.

  • Is it safe? Have these stories ever summoned either a restless spirit or a demonic presence?

    We cannot fully answer this question.
    Our research suggests that any summoned presence may latch onto any one of our guests in order to use them as a host. To avoid this, the common practice is to make a slight detour before going back to one’s accommodation. Both Coniston and Hawkshead have a variety of charming public houses in which to while away a few hours before returning to dark bedrooms and 
    dark dreams.  

    Shall we?           

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