River Dart Country Park in Devon 'breaks world record' for longest line of carved pumpkins

Halloween may be over - but a popular visitor attraction is celebrating breaking a spooky world record.

River Dart Country Park in Ashburton carved 4,164 pumpkins, which it says has smashed the previous record set three years ago in Wisconsin, USA.

The park says it is waiting for official confirmation from Guinness World Records.

During October half term visitors were invited to join in and help achieve the record.

The line of pumpkins was counted and measured by four independent witnesses, and all the waste was donated to a nearby farm for animal feed and composting.

We are incredibly happy that the project managed to bring the local community together to achieve such a unique world record. The carving of over 4,000 pumpkins during a two-week period proved testing but it was also very rewarding. Once the pumpkins had been lined up and officially counted, they were all lit up and it was a real spectacle during our fireworks event. It looked incredible; this is certainly an autumn that we’ll never forget!

Roger Sell, general manager, River Dart Country Park
The previous record was set in 2016 in the USA. Credit: ITV News