Speyside Way (Tomintoul Spur) - 8 Days & 7 Nights

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Speyside Way (Tomintoul Spur) - 8 Days & 7 Nights

  • Savour the quiet of lesser-trod paths in this charming region of Scotland
  • Follow the clear waters of the River Spey into the bustle of Aviemore
  • Admire the ancient woodland at Anagach and look out for the rare Capercallie
  • Take time to visit a distillery or two along the way
  • Finish in the Cairngorm National Park at the base of the Cairngorm plateau
A wonderful long distance walk ranging from 65 miles to 92 miles. As you make your way south-west from Buckie towards Aviemore you cannot fail to be impressed by the fantastic landscape in this whisky distilling region of North East Scotland. You start on the rocky shores of the Moray Firth at Buckie a wee fishing port with about 8,000 inhabitants. From Buckie you aim for Fochabers for your overnight stay, and then continue onto Craigellachie where the Earth Pillars and Telford Bridge are very worthwhile side trips. From here an option is to walk the Dufftown spur and a visit to the world famous Glenfiddich Distillery for a whisky tour and a wee dram. Continuing to Ballindalloch with another optional spur to Tomintoul which gives magnificent views over the Cairngorm Mountain Range. Finally Grantown, with its Smokehouse, and Aviemore are reached to complete a wonderful few days walking through some of the best countryside Scotland has to offer. The Independent Newspaper in Britain published a great article on 5 ways to enjoy a dram, suggesting "drambling" (what a wonderful name for the concept!) on the Speyside Whisky Trail with Macs Adventure.

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Buckie and overnight Day 2 Walk from Buckie to Fochabers 11 miles / 18 km Day 3 Walk from Fochabers to Craigellache 13 miles / 21 km Day 4 Walk from Craigellache to Ballindalloch 13 miles / 20 km Day 5 Walk from Ballindalloch to Tomintoul 16 miles / 25 km Day 6 Transfer to Ballindalloch and walk to Grantown-on-Spey 15 miles / 23 km Day 7 Walk from Grantown-on-Spey to Aviemore 17 miles / 28 km Day 8 Onward travel
THIS TRIP'S CARBON SCORE

This trip has a carbon score of 11kg per person per day, meaning it’s one of our greenest trips! For comparison, a carbon count of 11kg is equivalent to 2 Neapolitan margherita pizzas. Buon appetito!.

Here at Macs, we pride ourselves on being a responsible travel company and continue to adopt, develop and innovate ways to positively impact the environment.

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