Events along the Dava Way Trail
Ghost Train Walk 2017
24th/25th June, 2017
We are pleased to announce that the 2017 Dava Way Ghost Train Walk will take place on the weekend of 24th and 25th June. This event is a midsummer overnight walk from Grantown-on-Spey to Forres and takes place every two years. If you would like to take part, please download Invitation Letter and the Entry Form.
Please note that this event can be used as a platform to raise funds for your chosen charity. The format is relatively simple: register in Forres on Saturday evening, sit on a bus to Grantown then start walking back to Forres at around 10:00pm.
Walkers are provided with simple liquid refreshments at Dava after 8 miles and a hearty breakfast at Dunphail at the 15 mile mark. Previous events have attracted about 100 walkers.
Documents for download:
142kBInvitation letter for the 2017 Ghost Train Walk
128kBEntry form for the 2017 Ghost Train Walk
Dava Way Association Events for the Moray Walking and Outdoor Festival
16th to 25th June
Monday 19th to Friday 23rd June - The Moray Way 5 Day Challenge
Thursday 22nd June - Navigation skills training in the Hills of Cromdale
Saturday 24rd June - The overnight Ghost Train Walk (See details above)
Ghost Train Walk 2015
20th/21st June, 2015
There was another good turn out for the 2015 Ghost Train Walk with 100 walkers setting off from Grantown-on-Spet Square at 10pm. The weather this year was overcast, but thankfully dry this time. A good night's walk was had by most, with over 90% of participants completed the walk and enjoying a midnight refreshments at Dava and a hearty breakfast at Dunphail as dawn was breaking. The dry night and improved event way marking ensured that no participants lost their way this time. By 7am all walkers either finished or were accounted for and we all drifted home to catch up on some deserved sleep.
A big thank you to all the volunteers who helped to make this event a great success, please come on board again in 2017. Also many thanks to Andy Lawson for putting up a great trip report and photos at: http://www.mountainsofscotland.co.uk/TripReports/20150620.htm
Ghost Train walk
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