IS there a mythical creature lurking around Clapham and Austwick? A new, interactive and colourful Trail Tale has been launched to find out.

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 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 scheme, which is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, thanks to National Lottery players.

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, which is priced at just £2, 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.”

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