Speyside Way

Description
This splendid route is one of the four official Long Distance Routes in Scotland. It follows the River Spey from Buckie, on the Moray Firth, to Aviemore. You will pass Craigellachie, Grantown on Spey and Boat of Garten with coastal and riverside sections to enjoy. There are also terrific views of the Cairngorm Mountains as you approach Aviemore.
The trail is often completed in the following sections:

Section 1 - Buckie to Spey Bay
Section 2 - Spey Bay to Fochabers
Section 3 - Fochabers to Craigellachie
Section 4 - Craigellachie to Ballindalloch
Section 5 - Ballindalloch to Grantown
Section 6 - Grantown to Nethy Bridge
Section 7 - Nethy Bridge to Boat of Garten
Section 8 - Boat of Garten to Aviemore

This route has been classified as a walking and cycle route but not all of the trail is suitable for cycling. The off road sections between Ballindalloch and Tomintoul, and between Ballindalloch and Cromdale should be avoided on bikes. However the sections between Fochabers and Ballindalloch and between Nethybridge and Aviemore make for excellent cycling. The final section from Boat of Garten to Aviemore, is actually part of the Sustrans millennium cycle way so is also suitable for cycling.


Please click here for more information

Speyside Way Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map

Speyside Way Aerial Photo View Map - view photos and points of interest

   
   
Distance65 miles (105 km)
Difficulty****
Memory Map RouteSpeyside Way.mmo (right click - 'Save As')
GPX FileSpeyside Way.gpx (right click - 'Save As')
Elevation
Route Photos
Buckie - route start
Spey Bay
Spey View
Thomas Telford Craigellachie bridge
Near Derrylane Wood
Near Grantown-on-Spey
Grantown-on-Spey
Countryside approaching Aviemore

Photos are copyrighted by their owners

Map (Route in Red)
Aerial Photo View of this route

Photos are copyrighted by their owners

Copyright 2005-2013 GPS Cycle Routes
Disclaimer