Length of Route
65 miles (105 km)
The Speyside Way
The Speyside Way is normally walked North to South as it follows the Spey from Sea to Source. The Way starts at Buckie, a tiny fishing village on the beautiful Moray coastline famous for dolphins and whales.
The Speyside Way follows the splendid River Spey as it passes by spectacular scenery, wonderful wildlife and fascinating history. The trail finally reaches the bustling highland resort of Aviemore nestling in the magnificent Cairngorm National Park.
If you enjoy Malt Whisky this is the ideal holiday for you as there are many Distilleries on the Way.
There are plans afoot to continue the Way to nearer the actual source of the Spey at Newtonmore. Gemini Walks have researched this extension and, although not yet way marked, we will supply you with maps and detailed route notes for easy navigation. By adding 2 days walking and 23 miles/37 km to the Speyside Way you can become one of the first to complete the extended trail!
You can also extend your holiday on the existing Way by walking the Dufftown Spur (6 miles/9.5 km) and visit the Glenfiddich Distillery, where the world famous single malt whisky is distilled. You are then transferred back to your accommodation in Craigellachie for a second overnight stay. Alternatively you can also choose to walk back to Craigellachie (6 miles/9.5 km).
Another Spur takes you to Tomintoul, 15 miles/24 km. This is a challenging day’s walking. However, you are rewarded with great views and a sense wilderness as you walk through the magnificent Cairngorms. Finally, you will arrive at the small and interesting highland village of Tomintoul before being transferred back to Ballindalloch for a second overnight stay. An alternative is to be transferred up to Tomintoul in the morning as the walk back to Ballindalloch is slightly less strenuous, albeit you still have to ‘top’ Cairn Daimh (569 metres, 1,800 feet)!
For information and prices for the extended Speyside Way and the Dufftown & Tomintoul Spurs please contact Julie or Steve on email@example.com or call for an informal chat 01324 410260 (overseas +44 1324 410260) Sláinte.
Speyside Way Walking Holiday Prices
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The above tours can be tailored to fit your personal plans. For example, if you do not require accommodation at the beginning and/or the end of the Way we can adjust the cost accordingly.
Single supplement on the Speyside Way is £15 per night.
Group Discounts for 4 or more people available on request. Please email us or call 01324 410260 (overseas +44 1324 410260) for a quote.
Also, if you require extra nights and/or rest days, for example, at the stage of Buckie to go dolphin watching or at Aviemore to visit the Highland Wildlife Park and see ‘Walker’ their young Polar Bear and many other interesting animals. Additional nights cost £45 per person per night.
Gemini Walks Frequently Asked Question : Can I walk the Speyside Way South to North? We can certainly accommodate this option with pleasure at no extra cost. Although the guide books are written North to South we do supply directions to accommodations for walkers going South to North.