Sign up now for the spookiest fundraiser of the year.

By day, woodlands are beautiful places filled with tranquil birdsong, happy dog-walkers and inquisitive wildlife.

As dusk turns into darkness, cracking branches, rustling in the undergrowth and animal cries take on more sinister tones… and no more so at Halloween.

Chambers Farm Wood, at Wragby, is the setting for the annual Scare Hike, on Saturday, October 22 – the creepiest month of the year.

It’s being staged by St Andrew’s Hospice to raise money for Andy’s, the newly-named children’s unit at the site in Peaks Lane, Grimsby.

Expect to encounter zombies, a witches’ coven and more spooky obstacles through the course, which takes thrill-seekers deep into the wood and by open countryside.

It’s certainly not for the faint-hearted, warns hospice representative ZaZa Warren. There will be surprises and shocks that are being kept tightly under wraps, which are guaranteed to make the Scare Hike one of the spookiest fundraising events of 2016... the fact it’s only open to over-14s says a lot!

 

Sign up to the Scare Hike on Saturday, October 22 by visiting www.standrewshospice.com/scarehike or calling ZaZa Warren on 01472 350908. Book before noon on October 17 and registration costs just £10. After that, the fee will go up to £15. Participants are asked to collect sponsorship for the event, as the registration fees are used to cover costs.

Scare Hikers will be asked to gather at Chambers Farm Wood from 7pm, with walkers departing between 8pm and 9pm.

If dodging ghouls isn’t your thing, take a look at what else is coming up in aid of the hospice here

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