I used quieter time over the last few months to tinker away at a creative project, creating a new audio tour to my home city of Chester.
The result is Haunted Chester, a 60-minute circular walking trail based on the tours I lead for Chester Ghost Tours.
Those tours have been in hibernation during lockdown, returning hopefully in May.
But, meanwhile, you can download this self-guided tour to your smartphone and explore with just my voice and a detailed map to accompany you.
It’s the ultimate in social distancing.
VoiceMap uses local writers and guides to create quirky walking tours that offer local-knowledge insights and insider tips.
Here’s what my new tour promises:
If you like ghostly goings-on and spooky stories, then this walking tour around the centre of the historic city of Chester offers tantalising tales of the supernatural.
We’ll visit some familiar landmarks — but don’t expect a dry history lecture.
I know my home city well and will be highlighting some of the hidden corners that you don’t find on typical tours. After all, I’m a local boy and I’ll be sharing my insider knowledge.
On this tour, you’ll hear about:
• Roman soldiers still guarding their historic garrison
• The grisly tale of Chester’s last public execution
• The ghostly monk that haunts the city’s spookiest passageway
• Chester’s only official exorcism
Allow one hour for this walk. There are plenty of cafes and bars along the route for a quick coffee stop.
Whether it’s your first time in the city, or you’re a local keen to learn more about your home, Haunted Chester is the perfect way to see it in a different light.
Download the VoiceMap app to your phone and search for Haunted Chester, or use this link: