GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Grantown On Spey Circular River Walk

2 miles (3.3 km)

This circular walk takes you along the River Spey in the town of Grantown On Spey in the county of Moray.
The walk starts on Spey Bridge just to the south of the town. From here you can pick up a riverside footpath heading east to the Old Spey Bridge. You then cross to the other side along the Speyside Way long distance trail. You can follow this shared cycling and walking trail west along the old railway line to the river where you can pick up another riverside footpath. Follow this north east and it will return you to the bridge.
You can continue the walk by heading into the surrounding Anagach Woods on the northern side of the river. The pinewoods are a good place to look out for wildlife including Capercaillie and red squirrels.
If you follow the Speyside Way south west you could enjoy more waterside walking around Loch Vaa and Loch Garten.

Grantown On Spey OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Grantown On Spey Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Grantown On Spey

  • Speyside Way - This splendid route is one of the four official Long Distance Routes in Scotland
  • Dava Way - A super cycling and walking route along a dismantled railway line from Forres in Moray to Granton-on-Spey, Highland.
  • Loch Vaa - This walk visits Loch Vaa nearBoat of Garten and Aviemore in the Cairngorms.
  • Aviemore - The town of Aviemore is a great place for exploring a beautiful region of the Cairngorms National Park
  • Loch Garten - This walk takes you around the beautiful Loch Garten RSPB Nature Reserve and also visits the nearby Loch Mallachie in the Cairngorms
  • Abernethy Forest - This splendid forest and nature reserve in the Cairngorms has miles of good walking trails to try
  • Craigellachie Nature Reserve - This large nature reserve in Aviemore has a number of splendid walking trails to try
  • Loch Morlich - Enjoy an easy circular walk around Loch Morlich in the Cairngorms
  • Glenmore Forest Park - This forest in the Cairngorms National Park has miles of fantastic cycling and walking trails to enjoy

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The Dava Way starts/finishes in the town. The long distance trail runs along a dismantled railway line to Forres.

Photos

Spey Bridge, Grantown-on-Spey - geograph.org.uk - 3599493

Spey Bridge, Grantown-on-Spey

River Spey from the old bridge - geograph.org.uk - 3179921

River Spey from the old bridge

Old Spey Bridge - geograph.org.uk - 3838190

Old Spey Bridge

Road bridge over Speyside Way former railway line - geograph.org.uk - 3180366

Road bridge over Speyside Way former railway line

Winter Crisp - geograph.org.uk - 904890

Winter Crisp

River Spey - geograph.org.uk - 3838224

River Spey

Anagach Woods - geograph.org.uk - 776155

Anagach Woods. Three generations of Scots pine trees grow in Anagach Woods. These woods date back to 1766. Today the woods still produce valuable timber, and are of high conservation value. An extensive network of way-marked footpaths (Green, Blue and Red) provides access for walking this picture shows part of the red route footpath which is a walk of 5.5 miles.

Red squirrel in Anagach Woods - geograph.org.uk - 1828004

Red squirrel in Anagach Woods

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GPS Files

GPX File

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