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Potholing in the Peak District: 'Blair Witch' Experience

Picture of Cassam Looch
Film Editor
Updated: 27 October 2017
The terrifying sequel to the original found-footage horror, The Blair Witch Project follows a group of intrepid campers as they enter the woods in search of answers to the mystery surrounding the events of the first film. Towards the end of the movie, one sequence in particular sees our hero crawl through some claustrophobia-inducing spaces trying to escape from the titular witch… And guess which mug got to try it out for himself?

We sent our Film and TV editor Cassam Looch to the Peak District, an area famed for its caves and dark caverns, to see if he had what it takes to survive in the outdoors.

As a city boy, it wasn’t the easiest of tasks. In the first video, Cassam spends the night in a haunted hotel where Mary Queen of Scots was apparently incarcerated before her execution at the order of Queen Elizabeth. It set the tone for the rest of the trip, where we see him go caving for the first time ever.

Keep watching for his spectacular fall towards the end…

The Old Hall Hotel is based in Buxton, Derbyshire and rooms can be booked here.

All filmed footage of the caves was caught using the Olympus TG Tracker, which can be found on their website.

Dolomite Training offer many different thrill-seeking experiences, including caving. Find out more on their website.

Blair Witch is available on Blu-ray, DVD and digital platforms now