Links with: Dava Way, Moray Coast Trail
This long distance route links the Moray coast (where it connects with the Moray Coast Trail) with the edge of the Cairngorms. It starts at Buckie on the coast and, at the mouth of the River Spey at Spey Bay, turns inland to follows the course of the river valley to Aviemore for 65 miles. There is an off-shoot walk of 15 miles that stretches walkers further on a challenging route from Ballindalloch to Tomintoul.
With the exception of the stage from Ballindalloch to Grantown-on-Spey (where it links with the Dava Way), which features inclines, rough ground and stream crossings, the main route is mostly gentle. It is split into a mixture of short 5-6 miles sections and longer 12-13 mile stretches designed to start and finish at a town or village and can be completed in full in five to six days.
Those who join the trail will be blessed with mountain and moorland views, terrain that includes forest and riverside paths and the routes of old railway lines as well as a wealth of opportunities to try the many types of whisky for which the Speyside area is so renowned.
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