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Ghost Train Walk 2021

19th/20th June, 2021

graphic: Poster for 2021 ghost Train Walk

Important Update November 2020: Given the current uncertainties due to Covid-19 it has been decided to cancel the planned 2021 Ghost Train event. The logistical challenge of arranging this event combined with the difficulties associated with any late cancellation have led to this sad decision. No decision has been taken at this stage regarding later years.

We are pleased to announce that the 2021 Dava Way Ghost Train Walk will take place on the weekend of 19th and 20th June 2021. 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, the Invitation Letter and the Entry Form will be available for download here in 2021.

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.

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Application forms and further information will be available for download here in 2021

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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