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The Speyside Way - Dava Way - Moray Coast Trail, Scotland

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The Speyside Way - Dava Way - Moray Coast Trail, Scotland.

Guía de senderismo de Escocia.

Idioma: ANGLÈS.
Autor: Alan Castle.
Publicat 12 Novembre 2010.
1ª edició.
ISBN 9781852846060.

The Speyside Way runs for 66 miles beside the river Spey from Aviemore to Buckie on the Moray coast. Together with a 20-mile extension back to Newtonmore it makes an easy week’s backpacking. Connecting routes Dava Way and Moray Coast Trail also described. Information included for mountain bikers who can follow many stretches of these routes.

Seasons
The Speyside Way is suitable in all seasons, apart from Prologue which is unsafe in winter except for experienced backpackers; late spring and early autumn particularly good; limited facilities in winter for most locations visited
Centres
Newtonmore, Kingussie, Aviemore, Grantown-on-Spey, Aberlour, Craigellachie, Fochabers, Tomintoul, Dufftown, Forres, Findhorn, Burghead, Lossiemouth, Findochty, Cullen. Also Spean Bridge, Roy Bridge, Fort Augustus
Difficulty
generally easy and well waymarked trails suitable for walkers of most abilities; Prologue routes are recommended for experienced and well equipped walkers only as they are not waymarked and include trackless routes over remote country
Must See
The Speyside Way, Dava Way, Moray Coast Trail and Moray Way plus wilderness trails to source of Spey; numerous whisky distilleries, disused railway tracks and heritage railways, broad strath of Speyside, scenic coastal fishing settlements and abundant wildlife






Introduction
The official trails of Speyside and Moray
The routes in this guide
The River Spey
When to walk
Which direction to walk
Suggested longer routes
Suggested day walks
Mountainbiking and horse riding
Getting there
Public transport
Accommodation
Campsites and wild camping
Refreshments
Tourist information
What to take
Maps
Navigation and waymarking
Walking in Scotland
Using this guide
THE SPEYSIDE WAY – Source to sea
Prologue
Roybridge, Spean Bridge or Fort Augustus to Newtonmore

The Badenoch Way and links
Newtonmore to Aviemore

The Speyside Way
Stage 1 Aviemore to Boat of Garten
Stage 2 Boat of Garten to Nethy Bridge
Stage 3 Nethy Bridge to Grantown-on-Spey
Stage 4 Grantown-on-Spey to Cromdale
Stage 5 Cromdale to Ballindalloch station
Stage 6 Ballindalloch station to Aberlour
Stage 7 Aberlour to Craigellachie
Stage 8 Craigellachie to Fochabers
Stage 9 Fochabers to Spey Bay
Stage 10 Spey Bay to Buckie

Tomintoul Spur

Dufftown Loop
Aberlour–Dufftown–Craigellachie

THE DAVA WAY
Grantown-on-Spey to Forres

THE MORAY COAST TRAIL
Forres to Cullen

Appendix A Route summary table
Appendix B Useful contacts
Appendix C Further reading
Appendix D Whisky production and Speyside distilleries











Summit cairn of Binnein Mor, looking towards Glen Banchor (Prologue, Stage 2)



Daffodils line the Spey by the old bridge at Nethy Bridge (The Tomintoul Spur, Stage 2) Photo: Beryl Castle



Glenfiddich Distillery on the outskirts of Dufftown (The Dufftown Loop, Stage 2) Photo: Beryl Castle



Speyside Way marker post on the summit of Carn Daimh (The Tomintoul Spur, Stage 2)



Findhorn Bay (The Moray Coast Trail, Stage 1)



The harbour and houses of Burghead (The Moray Coast Trail, Stage 2)