West Auckland, County Durham, England

Hummerbeck Lane

The Phantom Rider

According to sources, a phantom rider haunts the area of West Auckland on a grey horse. Witnesses state that that he rides in the direction of Hamsterly Forest and has a "mask of blood".


For further information, please read Haunted Britain by Antony D. Hippisley Coxe.


Visitor Information

West Auckland is a village in County Durham, in North East England, to the west of Bishop Auckland on the A688 road.

Pictured left is Hummerbeck Lane, West Auckland courtesy of Oliver Dixon. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.