The Speyside Way offers an easy and well signposted walk that passes through some of Scotland’s most varied and beautiful scenery. Opened in 1981, the route has the added attraction of embracing a large number of iconic whisky distilleries en route.
Commencing in the fishing village of Buckie on the Moray Firth, the Speyside Way travels west along the shoreline to reach Spey Bay before turning south to follow the winding River Spey on old railway tracks, forest trails through farmland to reach the Cairngorm Mountains and the Highland Resort of Aviemore.
Along the way there are many attractive villages and small towns, castles and a wide variety of historical sites.
A special feature of this area is the rich and varied bird-life ranging from the seabirds and waders of the Spey estuary to the eagles, buzzards and ospreys of the inland mountains and lochs. By embracing the Whisky Trail that conveniently runs through Speyside, the walk also offers an opportunity to visit a number of distilleries in the region.
The Speyside Way is generally flat and suitable for all the family but, there are two significant climbs – the shoulder of Ben Aigan (270m) and the other over Carn Daimh (450m) on the Tomintoul Spur.
The destination of Aviemore is a delightful way to end the walk surrounded by beautiful scenery and an abundance of attractions within the Cairngorms National Park should you wish to extend your tour.
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