GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Dava Way Map

23 miles (37 km)

A super cycling and walking route along a dismantled railway line from Forres in Moray to Grantown On Spey, Highland.
The route passes through a pleasant mixture of farmland, woodland and moorland while also crossing the River Divie at Glenernie. It provides a link between the Speyside Way in the south and the Moray Firth Trail to the north.
Views from the trail include Nairn, Inverness, Moray, Ross & Cromarty, the Cromdale Hills and the Cairngorm Mountains.
For cyclists a mountain bike or hybrid is advised.

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Dava Way OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Dava Way Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Forres is also the start point for the Moray Coast Trail. You could pick up the trail here and follow it north to the lovely Findhorn Bay where there are excellent bird watching opportunites.
Just south of Forres you'll pass the Darnaway Forest where you could take a small detour to visit Logie Steading and the Findhorn River. The estate includes some fine riverside walks, a garden centre, a cafe and some splendid waterfalls at the photogenic Randolph's Leap.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Cairngorms Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


A railway shed of yesterday south of Auchlochan - - 545404

A railway shed of yesterday south of Auchlochan

Bridge over Allt na Ceardaich - - 1416084

Bridge over Allt na Ceardaich. On the former Highland Railway now the Dava Way

Sign on the Dava Way - - 1200925

Sign on the trail. Highest point on the line of the old Highland Railway on Dava Moor. Although the sign looks new it gives the height in feet.

Track of the former Highland Railway - - 1200937

Track of the former Highland Railway

The Dava Way - Dunphail - - 1968596

Old bridge at Dunphail

The former Braemoray Public house by the Dava Way - - 1097724

The former Braemoray Public house

Gatehouse of Castle Grant - - 780295

Gatehouse of Castle Grant. Located on the A939 between Grantown on Spey and Glaschoil is the gatehouse to Castle Grant and railway bridge of the old Highland Line. The old track bed is now part of the 23 mile Dava Way footpath and cycle way between Grantown on Spey in the South and Forres in the North.

Dava Way - - 1005201

The long-distance path mostly follows the route of the former Grantown to Forres railway line. This is looking towards Forres from an overbridge at Peathillock near Logie. The path was very wet after heavy rain.


GPS Files

GPX File

Dava Way.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Dava Way.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)