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Ghost Train Walk

Date: Saturday 22 June, 2019

Event leader: Dava Way Association

Price: £20Meet time: 20:00

Estimated finish time: 07:00

Difficulty: ChallengingGroup size: 13

Distance: 23 miles (37km)

Ascent: 100mHigh point: 320m

Please note: This is an overnight event



Ghost Train Walk

This is a 23 miles overnight walk from Grantown-on-Spey to Forres along the Dava Way path. Enrolment takes place in the Roysvale Park in Forres between 8pm and 9pm on Saturday night, before boarding the bus for Grantown where the walk will start at about 10pm. Midnight hot drinks are provided at Dava, and then a cooked breakfast at Dunphail (8 miles from Forres). Medals will be awarded on completion of the walk. The cost includes breakfast & transport. Please advise us of any special dietary requirements. Bring torches and midge repellent.

Additional Information: Please download and read the Ghost Train walk documents from the Dava Way web site before you book this event. Click this link to go there

Meet: Roysvale Park, Forres

Duration: Between 6 & 10 hours

Distance: 23 miles

Difficulty: 5 (Challenging)

Children over the age of 12 years are welcome but must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Facilities: Toilets are available at Roysvale Park registration, at Dava settlement and at the Dunphail breakfast stop.

Where to Meet - Description

Meet at Roysvale Park in Forres. Roysvale Park is opposite Forres Academy, Burdsyard Road, Forres
Grid Ref. 037583 Post Code IV36 1FG

Where to Meet - Map

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About the Provider

The Dava Way Association is a volunteer led group that maintains and improves the 24 mile path from Grantown-on-Spey to Forres. We are a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO), registered Scottish Charity No: SC030496. Most of the Dava Way route follows the disused Highland Railway known as the Dava Line.

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Event Grading System

This is intended as a rough indication only. Every effort has been made to make the level of activity and physical effort involved as clear as possible within the event description. If in doubt contact the event provider.

  • Easy:    A gentle activity over level easy terrain (or equivalent) lasting up to 2 hours. All ages and abilities welcome; time to stop, chat and stare.
  • Easy+:    An activity over generally easy terrain (or equivalent). Likely to include some slight inclines or similar extra effort. Usually lasting up to 3 hours with rests, etc.
  • Moderate:    A more varied activity and/or varied terrain (or equivalent), involving some extra effort for part of it. Typically a short day activity.
  • Moderate+:    Typically a full day activity over varied terrain (or equivalent) requiring stamina and/or more sustained effort. Short breaks for refreshments, lunch, etc
  • Challenging:    A range of activities with something ‘special’ that will appeal to the more experienced outdoor person. See event entry for details.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Refunds – Customer cancellation

Refunds can be claimed for bookings cancelled before May 31. After May 31 refunds will only be made if the places are resold as by then arrangements for events are in place. In all instances we reserve the right to levy an administrative charge of £1.

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Refunds will be provided in full for any events cancelled by providers. We are unable to provide any reimbursement or refund for any accommodation or transport booked if circumstances require an event to be cancelled.

Changes to the programme

In the event of circumstances beyond our control, we reserve the right to alter the programme and events.

Basis of participation

The organisers of the Moray Walking and Outdoor Festival recognise that outdoor activities carry a risk of personal injury dependent in part upon the skills of participants and prevailing weather conditions, both outwith the control of the organisers. Those taking part do so at their own risk and are responsible for their own actions and safety. In broad terms, the basis of participation is similar to that of individuals joining in club activities.

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Suitability of events

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In the unlikely circumstance that on the day of the event the leader has good grounds to doubt the suitability of their event for any individual, then they have the right to refuse admission without refund.

Young People and Vulnerable Adults

Young people (under 16yrs) and vulnerable adults are welcome on appropriate events but must be accompanied by an appropriate carer or responsible adult. The accompanying adult is best placed to judge the capability of their charge and has the full responsibility both for judging the suitability of the event for that young person or vulnerable adult and for their actions during the event.


In general dogs are welcome on walks, providing dog owners act responsibly in accordance with the Scottish Outdoor Access Code and ensure that dogs are kept under close control in the vicinity of livestock and in rural areas. The decision on whether dogs are welcome on individual events is the prerogative of the event provider, especially where transport is part of the event. If there is any doubt please contact the event provider before booking the event.

Updated February 2018