Speyside Distillery

Speyside Way

A wonderful long distance walk ranging from 65 miles to 92 miles. As you make your way southwest from Buckie towards Aviemore you cannot fail to be impressed by the fantastic landscape in this whisky distilling region of Northeast Scotland.

Start on the rocky shores of the Moray Firth at Buckie, a wee fishing port. From Buckie walk to Fochabers for your overnight stay, and then continue onto Craigellachie, where the Earth Pillars and Telford Bridge are worthwhile side trips. Continue to Ballindalloch and finally Grantown, with its Smokehouse, and Aviemore are reached to complete a wonderful few days walking through some of the best countryside Scotland has to offer.
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17.6 km
4:20 h
37 m
17 m
A mixture of coastal and riverside walking from Buckie to Fochabers.  
from Catherine Allan,   Macs Adventure
20.6 km
5:45 h
392 m
345 m
A slightly more challenging day from Fochabers to Craigellachie through woodland and passing the base of Ben Aigen.  
from Catherine Allan,   Macs Adventure
19.7 km
8:00 h
69 m
15 m
A relaxed walk beside the River Spey through the wooded valley and passing through mixed farmland. 
from Catherine Allan,   Macs Adventure
23.2 km
6:17 h
355 m
281 m
This is a rougher section of more challenging walking with good views and lovely pinewoods between Ballindalloch and Grantown.
from Catherine Allan,   Macs Adventure
17.7 km
4:26 h
58 m
58 m
Today's walk from Grantown to Boat of Garten sees you enter Strathspey and the Cairngorm Mountains start to dominate the view to your left.
from Catherine Allan,   Macs Adventure
9.7 km
2:24 h
22 m
30 m
The final section of the way is a short walk from Boat of Garten with excellent mountain views to Aviemore. 
from Catherine Allan,   Macs Adventure
19.2 km
5:04 h
332 m
333 m
A loop walk from Craigellachie passing through the village of Dufftown, which houses the Glenfiddich Distillery. 
from Catherine Allan,   Macs Adventure
25.1 km
7:07 h
736 m
511 m
A worthwhile spur from Ballindalloch to the remote village of Tomintoul via Glenlivet Distillery.  
from Catherine Allan,   Macs Adventure