HUNDREDS of people braved the weekend's rainy weather to support a community Halloween Woodland Walk in Menstrie.

Organised by Menstrie Community Council with event funding by Kerry Foods, the spooky walk was organised for the second year.

Children donned fantastic costumes as 675 people took a stroll through the woodlands, full of spooky decorations enthusiastically put together by a small decorating team.

The community council's entertainment team worked with a range of organisations to make Saturday, October 29, a success.

Groups helping out included the parent council at Menstrie PS, SWI, and the Scouts with the Cubs dressing up Fox Boy with pumpkins, spider webs and more.

The community council's James Bull told the Advertiser: "Menstrie residents all came out to support us and we support them, it was really-really good.

"Lots of kinds dressed up, which was fantastic."

Most of the decorations and trick or treat bags for the children came from Kerry Foods sponsorship while the community council also managed to raise around £200 from its hot dog stall and collection tins.

James added: "Our thanks go to our decorations team, who for the last few months have been begging, stealing and borrowing cardboard boxes, scary things, balloons and the likes to make spooky decorations and fill the whole of the back of the wood.

"When it's lit up with all the decorations and it gets dark, it's a proper-good scare for the community."

Those who completed the walk enjoyed a community atmosphere at Midtown Gardens in the centre of the village with a massive spider made out of whisky barrels next to Fox Boy proving popular for pictures.

With the event hailed a success, plans are already being made for next year's event in what is becoming an annual tradition.

Along with the decorations team, James also praised the entertainment team for setting up and stewarding as well as everyone who came along.

With just a short rest to come, the events team will soon be gearing up for to host Mr and Mrs Claus at the winter gardens on December 10.