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 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

You can extend your holiday on the existing Way by walking the Dufftown Spur (6 miles/9.5 km) and visit 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 and it also saves you having to work to a deadline, ie you can walk back to Ballindalloch at your own pace

For information and prices for the extended Speyside Way and the Dufftown & Tomintoul Spurs please contact Julie or Michelle 

2024 Prices


SSW6 5 days walking / 6 overnight stays £610.00
SSW7 6 days walking / 7 overnight stays £690.00

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

Also, if you may wish 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 polar bears, wild cats etc!

Can I walk the Speyside Way South to North?

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

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