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15th October 2017

Walking Trail Ghost Stories

Interested in Scottish ghosts and legends? EasyWays offer a range of walking routes that are linked to some of the most famous ghost stories! As Scotland is a country with rich heritage and history, there are so many different haunted locations you must not miss.

With several years of experience, the EasyWays team are especially talented in planning ideal walking holidays for people from all over the world! From the West Highland Way to the St Cuthbert’s Way, you can expect an organised and trusted service. To have the best walking holiday experience, walk with EasyWays!

North Highland Way – Castle of Mey

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Visit the Castle of Mey and visit John O’Groats as well!

In Scotland, it is not hard to come across a haunted castle! The Castle of Mey located in Thurso on the north coast is no different. A well-known story when it comes to Scottish ghosts and legends, the Castle of Mey is said to be haunted by a Green Lady. The Green Lady is claimed to be the ghost of Elizabeth Sinclair, the daughter of the 5th Earl of Caithness. After his daughter fell in love with a local boy, the Earl wanted to end the relationship, to prevent them being together he locked Elizabeth in a tower. After leaning out it is said that she fell to her death from the tower and her ghost now haunts the Castle. Thinking of walking the North Highland Way? Do not miss out the chance to see the beautiful coastal Castle of Mey!

St Cuthbert’s Way – The Ghost of St Cuthbert

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If you walk the St Cuthbert’s Way, you might catch a glimpse the ghost of St Cuthbert!

Another route we cover that is believed to have a ghost is the St Cuthbert’s Way! This route is in northern England and ends up on the Holy Island, in which Lindisfarne Castle is located. It is believed that the ghost of St Cuthbert haunts the area around the castle. There is also believed to be the ghost of a soldier that haunts Lindisfarne Castle! The Holy Island can only be accessed at certain times when the tide is low, a trip here is definitely necessary.

Arran Coastal Way – Machrie Moor

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With beautiful views, Scottish ghosts and legends are not the only reason to visit!

A place ideal to experience Scottish ghosts and legends is the Isle of Arran. The Arran Coastal Way is the perfect excuse to visit the beautiful location! Machrie Moor is located on the west coast of the island. Made up of 6 stone circles, made of granite and sandstone, Machrie Moor was said to be made created by fairies. Not only does Arran have beautiful scenery but visit location if you want to experience a lot of Scottish heritage! Ideal being only a ferry journey from Ardrossan.

Hadrian’s Wall – Roman Soldier

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An iconic attraction, walk the Hadrian’s Wall Path this Autumn!

ghost story from another EasyWays route is the Roman soldier that is believed to patrol Hadrian’s Wall. The ghost was first discovered by someone who was taking a photo of the Northern Lights and noticed the figure in the photo! Thinking about walking the Hadrian’s Wall Path? Don’t forget to be on the look out!

Scottish Ghosts and Legends with EasyWays

Here at EasyWays we like to make sure our customers are up to date with the latest in walking news and advice! Look at our last post to learn more about Arran!

Interested in walking one of the routes mentioned or Scottish ghosts and legends? For more info, contact us today!

Andrew Fernie and Easyways have been providing excellent expert advice and services since 1996 to walkers who want to explore more of the wonderful scenery and history throughout Scotland and Europe.