A new boggart spotted in the Yorkshire Dales?

Clapham boggart poster
The above poster appears by courtesy of the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust and Stories in Stone

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In an area already well known for its evil bloodsucking gnomes, flesh eating boggarts, barghests, and trolls, a new creature has allegedly now been spotted in the depths of the Yorkshire Dales.

The mysterious Clapham boggart is said to be about 30cm tall, extremely slimy and tends to leave a thick, green trail of gloop wherever he goes. He also has pointy ears with a little bit of fur at the tips and leathery, greeny-brown skin…

To help discover the cheeky character this Easter a fun, local story walk for children and the young at heart is now available from the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust (YDMT) and retail outlets in the area.

It is the first of four "Trail Tale" leaflets that have been developed with Anja Phoenix through YDMT and the "Stories in Stone" project, which is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

This interactive tale explores the wonderful landscape between the picturesque villages of Clapham and Austwick in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Using the map and guide, you can find your way along the 7km circular route (or 4km one way) and spot features from the story to try and find the shy boggart.

Debbie Boswell, Stories in Stone Discover Ingleborough Officer, said: "The Trail Tales are designed to allow families in particular to explore this special part of the country in a fun and interactive way. They aim to deliver a fun, engaging activity that brings the environment alive for children. Each Tale Trail has a map on one side and a fun story on the other which links to features on the map.

"There are also important details on directions and parking, best time to visit, walk overview, terrain, route length, wildlife and interesting things to be seen. They are also laminated, so you can use them rain or shine! We’re really grateful to our partners and Anja for helping us to produce them."

You can visit the Stories in Stone website at www.storiesinstone.org.uk to find out more.

[N.B. Please mention the Eagle Intermedia Yorkshire Dales website when making your enquiries.]

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[News item based on press release and graphic supplied by the The Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust, posted April 2019.]


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