This Halloween, Astley Hall will be home to a free spooky ghost hunt for families to enjoy until the end of November.

This self-led trail through the grounds of Astley Hall will give brave investigators all the evidence they need to find out what is behind the mysterious sightings of the elusive ‘Woman in Dark Brown’.

Councillor Peter Wilson, Deputy Leader of Chorley Council said “The grounds of Astley Hall provide the perfect venue to host some Halloween fun. The history of the hall combined with the numerous reports of ghost sightings over the years all adds to the mystery.”

Character Leslie Chillington-Sandwich, part of the team that investigated hauntings at Astley Hall back in the 1980’s, is back to finish what was begun and hopefully put these tormented sprits to rest once and for all.

Using a combination of written clues and footage from Leslie Chillington-Sandwich’s Ghost Hunt series (which will be accessible via the QR codes), visitors will be able to find out what has kept Astley Hall’s spirits from eternal peace.

The trail, a free self-led walk around the grounds of the iconic Astley Hall, can be followed by either downloading and printing the Halloween Trail guide from the Astley Hall website, Facebook page or by scanning a QR code onsite.

The team at Astley Hall have created this paranormal detective style event with the help of award-nominated TV and stage actor, Nathan Morris, most well-known for his role as Milo Entwistle in Hollyoaks.

Councillor Wilson continued “We’re pleased to still be able to deliver some fun despite the current situation - the team at Astley Hall are doing a fantastic job in delivering unique and safe outdoor events at the moment, while COVID-19 restrictions are place and while the hall is closed for some exciting renovation work.”

The free trail will start on 24 October and run until 29 November, expected to take between 30-45 minutes. Visitors will need a smart phone/device with data access to stream the footage, accessed by QR codes. Be sure to share your findings by posting photos on Facebook or Instagram using #GhastlyAstley.

Astley Hall itself is currently closed for renovations which will see restoration work to the exterior of the hall and work to enhance the visitor experience.




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