Will you find "The Ghost of Windermere"?

Just part of the fun around the Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2023 is a geocache challenge, “The Quest for the Windermere Ghost”!

To play, start your challenge from Bowness-on-Windermere Tourist Information. Then, using your mobile device, head over to pyts.link and enter the game code KIXG to start!

Years ago, a ghost haunted Windermere. Very little is known about the ghost, and he has not been seen for a decade. Local farmer Dickie thinks this is a shame. Can you help him and find out what happened?

With this quest, you will collect the puzzle pieces that will reveal the mystery of the lost ghost.

During this quest, you have to complete several tasks, such as:

- Discover your route
- Solve puzzles
- Take pictures

You'll get jigsaw pieces as reward and at the final station you'll have te create the jigsaw with those pieces.

What to bring/wear:

- your phone
- a bit of courage

We'd also advise you to take a waterproof coat or umbrella; the weather changed quite quickly when we played this game and there are times where there is no shelter available if it's raining hard!

Game details

- 1.5 miles

Start the challenge from Bowness-on- Windermere Tourist Information. Head over to https://pyts.link and enter the game code KIXG to start!

Brought to you by the Lakes International Comic Art Festival, and Pieter De Poortere creator of comics and animation star "Dickie" (known as "Boerke" in Europe). Make sure to check out the launch of Dickie's first English language book, Dickie - Natural Born Loser, published by Fanfare, who are exhibting in our Lakeside Comics Marketplace, which makes its debut at our Festival! There are some special events during the weeknd to mark the launch, too!

What is Geocaching?

For those unfamiliar, Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called geocaches or caches, at specific locations marked by coordinates all over the world. As of 2023, there are over three million active caches worldwide!