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Follow the Speyside Way

Speyside Way

  • Visit the many distilleries on the Way including the renowned Glenfiddich!
  • Follow the magnificent clear waters of the River Spey all the way to Aviemore
  • Savor the quiet of lesser trod paths and trails in this remote-feeling region of Scotland
  • On the Tomintoul spur gaze up at the heather-clad Cairngorm Mountain plateau
  • Admire the glorious woodland of Anagach and look out for the illusive Capercallie
  • Arrive in Aviemore situated to the west of the Cairngorms and enjoy its tourist facilities

The Speyside Way is 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.

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