Ghost Walk at Grantown-on-Spey this weekend to mark Earth Hour

On Saturday (19 March) as nations across the globe will be marking Earth Hour, The Highland Council Countryside Rangers are inviting families and individuals outdoors for some unusual fun in the woods around Grantown-on-Spey while exploring the night with head torches. 

Earth Hour is a symbolic show of support for action on climate change and a more sustainable future started by the World Wide Fund for Nature in 2008. It is supported by millions of people around the world turning their lights off for an hour. The Council has supported the WWF's Earth Hour every year since it began in 2008 and floodlights at local landmarks including Inverness and Eilean Donan Castles will be switched off once again this year.

The night-time ghost walk around Grantown starts on Saturday takes place from 7.30pm to 10pm and gives people coming along the chance to do something different. 

Ranger Saranne Bish said: “We’ll be hearing the sounds of the night, trying to find our night vision and hoping to spot some stars and planets. Do you have an idea what your spirit guide might be? Come along and find out! Being out at night is always fun. It shouldn’t be frightening, just different and it’s good to get out of your comfort zone.” 

The guided walk costs £4.50 for adults, £3.50 for concessions or £15/£11 for families.  Places are limited and must be booked in advance and details of where to meet up will be given at the time of booking. For further information and to make a booking please contact Saranne on 07818588222 or 01479 873 914 or e-mail her on saranne.bish@highland.gov.uk

 

15 Mar 2016
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