Ghost Walk Moira Furnace
26 May @ 8:15 pm - 10:30 pm£10.00
Ghost Walk Moira Furnace. The furnace is a nineteenth-century iron-making blast furnace located in Moira, Leicestershire, on the banks of the Ashby-de-la-Zouch Canal. Built by the Earl of Moira in 1804, the building has been preserved by North West Leicestershire District Council as a museum featuring lime kilns and craft workshops.
Come and join the haunted Heritage team as we take you round the surrounding areas of the furnace, kilns and wooded area. Listen to our historian and medium of tales history and ghostly stories.
Price includes Refreshments which will be served at the end of the walk
Guests must be 16 yrs and over to attend.
Why not take a look at our other Ghost Walk for Ashby
What lies beneath?
Moira Furnace was an Ironworks Factory with a huge blast furnace, built in the reign of King George III. Located by the Ashby-de-la-Zouch canal in Moira, Derbyshire. In 1804, the Earl of Moira ordered for the construction of the furnace to take advantage of the amount of iron ore and coal that was present underground in the surrounding Ashby Woulds owned by him. However, it was during this period that the development in blast furnace design was ongoing, and so some of its features at Moira Furnace appeared to have been unsuccessful. In 1806, it was first opened and the blasting began. It would only last until 1811, not because iron became less valuable, but because it had experienced continual problems. Recorded documents state that bad design, bad construction, bad management and even bad raw materials led to the closure of the furnace, just 5 years after it first opened. The furnace was then left abandoned, with iron ore left inside, partially smelted.
Ghost Walk Moira Furnace - past events
There have been many reportings of paranormal activity at Moira Furnace and the surrouding area, including the story of a drunk man who lost his footing one night and fell into the canal and drowned. His spirit has been seen floating along the canal, terrifying visitors to this site. Disembodied voices are heard throughout the building. The feeling of uneasiness and nausea has been felt when guests have entered in certain areas of the building. Shadow figures have been sighted in the workshops, and the ghostly apparitions of former workers have been witnessed on the grounds.