Gladwish Wood is said to be haunted by a fearsome phantom or grisly ghoul. A figure described as having "flesh decayed, hands clutching his throat" was sighted by a man seperated from his friends during a ghost hunt there. The account was written by the author and instigator of the hunt, R. Thurston Hopkins (1884-1958). Some have suggested that the gruesome figure is the apparition of David Leary, a labourer executed in a miscarriage of justice in 1825.
For further information, please read Haunted Britain by Antony D. Hippisley Coxe and Britain's Haunted Heritage by J.A. Brooks.