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Wistman Wood, Dartmoor
“To me, these mysterious firewood, perhaps the most amazing in Britain, does not really rise as a line of travelers. It comes out as a spirit. ”So wrote John Fowles in his 1979 book The Tree. After re-opening the site half-remembered from his youth, he later wrote about feeling overwhelmed by the “desire to escape”.
Remains of the forest that covered this remote area of Dartmoor 7,000 years ago, Wistman’s Wood is an old collection of thin, half-hidden trees. In the Devonshire language, wisht means magic. In fact, entry is lost in the underwater world, with its green forks, twisted branches dripping with moss. The ground, the rocky sea lined with black moss and lichen, makes traveling slower and harder. Others, they have released the dark, evil forest of Dagobah, the planet Yoda in The Empire Strikes Back.
Stay around until the magical time and you can see the hunter and his dogs roaming the forest and the surrounding moor. Best not to get too close: these are the ones with yellow eyes that love to throw lust and wild animals that inspired Conan Doyle’s story.
• Wistman’s Wood walks for 20 minutes along a scenic driveway from the B3357 car park, opposite the Two Bridges Hotel
Baynard House, City of London
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The streets of London may shrink because of shelter, dangerous places and ghostly trips, but spectacular scenery can be met in its modern ruins, such as Baynard House, the dictatorial office on Queen Victoria Street near the Blackfriars.
Go to the football field at Saint Paul School and soon you will be outside the building. Once selected the GPO office, which is now a concrete destruction site, made him a good choice as the HQ of the vampire anti-vampire group in the Channel 4 series Ultraviolet.
The center of central London is remarkably quiet here (especially now), the instability exacerbated by the strange image of the totem-pole, The Seven Generations of Man, built in the long-running building like the BT Museum (1982-1997). Six heads cut and zombified sit on top of what looks like a strange baby. Only company-sponsored graphics are so dangerous.
Across the street there is the headquarters of Scientology in London – once, he says, where there were many protesters in Guy Fawkes masks singing, “You are a sect.” A few years later, in 2017, the famous Scientologist Tom Cruise broke his knee right while he was filming Mission: Impossible – Fallout. Anecdotal evidence that great adornment still exists in this part of London.
• Approach from the upper north of the river Thames between Blackfriars and Millennium Bridge
Chanctonbury ring, West Sussex
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The surrounding tree in the upper South Downs is said to be the most impressive in Sussex, although the ring only appeared after 1760, when many beech trees were planted there by Charles Goring. By the 20th century he had gained a reputation as a meeting place for witches and demonism, satanic worship and divination. In his 2017 book, The Old Weird Albion, Justin Hopper describes the vision of his dead grandmother scattered in the air here, “in a very thin place”.
This is a dark, empty and confusing place; stay awhile and you can, as many think, feel like they are watching you. Local wisdom warns us not to sleep here alone. Robert Macfarlane tested it in 2012 while traveling to the South Downs for his book The Old Ways. As he lay between the two beech trees he was awakened by what he believed to be a human cry, which revolved around and around where he lay.
• On the A23 between Bramber and Storrington: take Chanctonbury Ring Road to the car and then climb to a seemingly lonely place. Don’t just say we didn’t warn you!
Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford
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Behind the Museum of Natural History in Oxford, this Victorian pile is a repository of species wonders. Although its famous shrunken heads have recently been removed, the museum is filled with old glass cabinets with guaranteed guarantees that can give you creepy crumbs, from skulls discarded by an unborn baby to old underwear and floor made of sheep bones.
Looking at the artwork associated with other modern gizmos, the museum has not changed since it opened in 1884, preserving a dangerous and frustrating form. Instead, some corners and black jewelry are known to provide flashlights to help visitors see what is hidden in the shadows, either the curved face of a reclining woman or a wooden toy full of nails. Even the donation box is an exaggeration: I throw in the money and the army of woodpeckers begin to shake their arms, eyes shining red.
• Museum Parks Road, Oxford, free but online booking is essential, prm.ox.ac.uk
The light of Whiteford, Gower peninsula
It is a small place that has hit the wind tunnel as a difficult time to meet. And while we do not know what will happen to the lighthouse keeper in the last house of Edgar Allan Poe (not to be named The Lighthouse), his surprise at the strange noise coming from the house suggests that it may not be pleasant.
It is the only two-lane highway trail across the Whiteford Sands to one of the last steel-bearing sites in the UK. What a mess this is. While the giant sand brings to the forefront the MR James story, the giant swollen mask may be an old strange weapon from the Lovecraftian myth, revealed by the waves. Go at night with the traditional idea that the sand collides with the hoofs of the thunder of another strange creature. If you find an old-fashioned whistle hidden in the sand, for good reason don’t shoot.
• Park at Cwm Ivy near Llanmadoc, the lighthouse is located on the north side of the beach, enjoygower.com. Check out the waves already
Is it a better place to find a better place than to walk alone at night in Glasgow’s Necropolis, where more than 50,000 people are buried? These, all 15 hectares, and the great dead city, its winding roads and mountains covered with stone mausoleums, sculptures, Celtic crosses and monuments, were all erased by black smoke from ancient metals. It was inspired by the Père-Lachaise of Paris, and although this necropolis would not boast of being like Jim Morrison or Oscar Wilde among the dead, it is a place of spiritual protection.
In 1954 the police were called here after they were told they were flooded by local children, armed with knives, sticks and sticks. The children were looking for a vampire with iron teeth, who allegedly killed and ate two of their kind. For three nights the children had been searching in vain to identify the Gorbals Vampire. To this day no one knows what turned the children into fearless hunters, but if you are planning to visit it, it would be wise to throw some small sticks.
• Open daily from 7 am to 4:30 pm, the main entrance to the Cathedral Precinct and Glasgow Cathedral, glasgownecropolis.org
Clipsham Yew Tree Avenue, Rutland
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About 150 years ago Amos Alexander, the foreman of the forest at Clipsham Hall in Rutland, decided to make an art with the yews that were on the road to his master’s hall. His experiments affected the local people, and the tradition continues to this day. Where Alexander’s gymnasium plays with a variety of people, animals and birds, however, the artwork seems to have been tarnished by Tim Burton’s film. The pot-like alien style now dominates the 700-foot-long[700 m]grass path. Being a little carefree adds to their strength. Go in the evening and if you keep trying to make it hard to feel like you feel like everyone wants to get out, make a circle around you and be one of them.
• Castle Bytham Road, Clipsham, free stops, yewtreeavenue.co.uk
Samson Island, Scilly Islands
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For generations the small island of Samson had two families. But in 1855 his mother and children, who were found hungry for junk food and potatoes, moved to another island. Their husbands were not found, believed to have been killed by bandits or lost at sea. Afterwards, Samson spent a short time like a deer park, which suddenly ended when the deer drowned trying to escape. Since then, it has remained empty. Not surprisingly, Samson is known as a cursed man.
The island has about 8 and is not missing anything, the island has two small mountains connected by a flat valley. It is an uninvited, quiet and hopeless place without shelter. What remains of its former inhabitants is the remains of their stone houses and a number of crippled pits. As the hundreds of skins living there begin to congregate and find all Hitchcockian, remember that on this scattered island, no one can hear you screaming.
• Southwest of Tresco; to do so, negotiate a ride with the local boat owner
Boggart Hole Clough, Blackley, Manchester
The park is located a few miles northeast of Manchester and is home to many of the most famous magicians and spirit mediums. The knowledge is in the name – boggart is a local word meaning poltergeists and evil spirits who believe they live in swamps, fields and gardens here. According to the developed history of boggart and children. While no one suffered late, dog walkers report what is not uncommon, their pets barking as if they were slightly dry; some visitors to the park say that they have heard magical things and the laughter of demons is heard in the trees and valleys. Maybe it’s everyone’s interest that it closes in the evening.
• Great door on Charlestown street
Corner of the Prohibition, North Yorkshire
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For those looking for a family breakdown, Forbidden Corner offers the wonderful hope of a “no-man” sea attraction – without crowds, odors and frustrations. What started in 1991 as a private garden within the Tupgill Park Estate in Wensleydale has transformed, over the past 30 years, into “the most amazing place in the world”.
Awesome for some surreal and unusual moments from The Prisoner, The Avengers and Goosebumps, Forbidden Corner is a fun and unpleasant journey through walks, rooms, floors, grottos, talking sculptures and secret doors. There is no need to worry about the masses: even before Covid, Prohibited Cholera was always designed to be either solitary or in small groups. And while its boxes and dark tunnels can be dangerous to children, isn’t that true?
• Five miles south of Leyburn, adult £ 13, 4-15 years £ 11, family (2 + 2) £ 46, theforbiddencorner.co.uk