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Nice Countryside

I packed most of the stages in Cairngorms National Park, and I found it generally scenic and good... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2018
Phoenix, Arizona
Wonderful Way To Experience Countryside

We did a 2 day walk starting in Craigellachie and ending in Ballandalloch. The lodging and baggage... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2018
Stephanie F
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Reviewed 14 September 2018

We walked from Grantown to Ballindalloch, following the Speyside Way markers. The Speyside Way web site says it is 13 miles. This is incorrect. We were carrying two separate smartphones with apps for measuring distance, and both recorded just under 16 miles. We started at...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Bean-astair
Reviewed 5 September 2018

I packed most of the stages in Cairngorms National Park, and I found it generally scenic and good hiking. However, I did not realize at the time that the park was so new, so most of the land is privately owned, and there are consequently...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 13 August 2018

We did a 2 day walk starting in Craigellachie and ending in Ballandalloch. The lodging and baggage transfers were arranged through a tour company. We were able to easily find our way to Craigellachie from Inverness by way of Elgin (and the Glen Moray distillery)...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Stephanie F
Reviewed 10 July 2018

An excellent walk with amazing scenery, clear running waters. We did skip one small section, written up as pretty rough, and no accommodation at the end of that section, but we did walk from Aviemore to Spey, and then continued on the Moray firth to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Maxinejoyce
Reviewed 1 April 2018

Section 5 we walked this section Ballindalloch to Grantown and the website said it was 13 miles. In fact it is 17 miles. Very slippy with lots of hard terrain, boulders and narrow paths with fallen trees. It was dangerous in parts. Beautiful part but...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Jacqueline T
Reviewed 19 March 2018

Again we didn’t do the full route but the section from Aviemore to Boat of Garten is a must, nice easy walking with splendid views

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Lakesholly
Reviewed 9 January 2018

Scottish law allows landowners to block public access over their land so for much of its route the Speyside Way does not follow the old track of the Speyside Railway or the River Spey itself. You can be proceeding nicely along the old railway track...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank JohninCumbria
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Just in Aviemore for an overnight stay and decided on walking the part of the route from Boat of Garten to Aviemore, this is an excellent section and really enjoyed the varied scenery.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Lakesholly
Reviewed 26 August 2017

We walked the Speyside Way from Buckie to Aviemore using the services of Gemini Walks - there are several such companies but this small two-person operation based in Falkirk was less expensive than most and the service was outstanding. They booked all the B&Bs, arranged...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank ScotsWalkingTourist
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

I completed the Speyside way from Fochabers to Aviemore with my son just a few weeks ago. I realise that this is not the full walk as I did not start in Buckie, but I have walked this section previously. We initially decided to carry...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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