Stroll around a Moray castle aims to boost Parkinson’s awareness

AN APPEAL HAS been issued to keen walkers in Moray to help out in a major event that hopes to raise awareness and funding for Parkinson’s UK.

The ‘Walk for Parkinson’s’ will set out from Brodie Castle later this month, taking participants around the stunning 178-acre parkland surroundings of the Moray landmark.

Organised with the assistance of the National Trust for Scotland, the event is designed for walkers of all ages and abilities, with participants able to choose from a one-mile or a five-mile walk.

The one mile route is a level walk around the tranquil pond area, while the five-mile route takes in woodland trails of Culbin Forest. Both walks will start and finish in the grounds of the castle – and dogs on leads are welcome.

Paul Jackson-Clark, Director of Fundraising at Parkinson’s UK, said: “We are delighted to be hosting a Walk for Parkinson’s event at Brodie Castle.

“Walking is a great way to stay fit and healthy, and the distances on offer at our Walk for Parkinson’s events will suit everybody from those looking for a leisurely stroll to those who would like more of a sturdy challenge.

“I would encourage everyone in North East Scotland to walk with us to help find a cure.

“The funds raised from the event will make a real difference to our work to improve life for everyone affected by Parkinson’s.”

The event takes place on Sunday, June 28 – those interested in finding out more or wishing to sign up can visit or call Jan Mattison, Community and Events Fundraiser on 0844 225 3781 or email: