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Dava Way Ghost Train walk June 22/23 2013
Still smiling after 23 miles
The Dava Way Ghost Train Walk takes place every two years and entries are now open for the 2013 event. The format is relatetively simple: register in Forres on Saturday evening, sit on a bus to Grantown then start walking back to Forres at around 9:45pm. 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 around 100 walkers. Marshals ensure that no one gets lost. In 2013 the Ghost Train walk is part of the Moray Walking Festival. For more information and entry forms look at our Events page
This washout of the path indicates
the sort of challenge
the group repeatedly faces.
It was repaired by our vounteers.
In recent years there have been numerous challenges to maintaining and improving the route. We see a strady increase in the number of walkers and cyclist using the route and this in itself stresses many sections, especially those with sub standard drainage. The weather has also presented numerous challenges in recent years with heavier than avergae winter snows and wet summers.
Weather permitting, working partings are arranged around once a month. We try and strike a balnce between improvemnt and maintenance.
Improvement: Following a recently upgrade of singange along the route we are about to install numerous informative lecturns highlighting local history and folklore along the route. These are part of a project funded by the Budge Trust.
Maintennace: Recent work has focussed on the section across Dava Moor, and shortly we expect to see an upgrade to the path from Edinkillie hall to the Divie viaduct. We enjoy this work, even though it is never ending! New volunteers are always welcome, email our volunteer co-ordinator.
Dava Way Meetings
The Dava Way Association is a registered charity and a limited company by guarantee. We hold committee meetings on the 3rd Tuesday of the month during the year and an Annual General Meeting in November. Naturally the public is always invited to our AGM. Anyone can attend our committee meetings, preferably by arrangement (limited space).
The next committee meeting will be on Tuesday, 18th June 2013 at The Hub, 20 Tolbooth Street, Forres starting at 7.30 pm
The last committee meeting was on Tuesday, 21st May 2013. These minutes are draft and subject to correction prior to being accepted at the next meeting. Download minutes
Annual General meetings
The 10th AGM is scheduled to be held in the Forres Lawn Tennis Clubhouse, Albert Street, Forres on Tuesday, November 5th 2013 starting 7.30pm.
Minutes of past meetings
All our meeting minutes are public and past minutes can be accessed through the Dava Way Office page.