SPOOKY WALK AT TALACRE LIGHTHOUSE

20140908-223023-81023778.jpgTalacre lighthouse is on Talacre Beach, on the North coast of Wales.

Its a great spot for a walk with the kids with miles of beautiful sands surrounding it, at low tide you are able to walk up close and personal to the lighthouse.
The dunes that lie along the shoreline of Talacre beach attract scientific interest with their unique collection of natterjack toads and wintering birds. You can even spot skylarks, meadowpipits, or warblers & the dunes are also ideal for a spot of sand sledging 🙂

Talacre Lighthouse is famous for its ghostly sightings, including a figure wearing old-fashioned lighthouse keeper clothes. The lighthouse was abandoned in 1883, but still stands to this day, we used this story as a chance for a spooky adventure as the sun went down and ended our walk in the darkness with tales of spooks as we left the beach. We even claimed to the kids we’d seen a ghostly figure following us… It was all great fun.

We parked in the carpark adjacent to the beach in Talacre at the end of Station road, Holywell, North Wales CH8 9RD

Here’s how our walk looked…

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20140908-223200-81120548.jpgwe watched the sun slowly descend…

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20140908-223359-81239374.jpguntil in disappeared behind a bank of low cloud…

20140908-223443-81283512.jpgwe walked up and around the tower and explored..

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Our walk was very atmospheric and really enjoyable, it was a great place to install a little spooky tale into the kids…