Speyside Way


Trail Details
>   Prices from: £ 575.00 per person
>   Start / Finish: Buckie / Aviemore
>   Distance: 80 miles (129 km)
>   Duration: 5 to 7 days according to choice
>   Availability: Year-round
>   Grading: Easy to Moderate
>   Way-marked

Speyside Way Highlights

  • Explore the malt whisky capital of the world
  • Sample the "water of life" at some of Scotland's finest distilleries such as Glenlivet and Glenfiddich
  • Visit the 'Pearl of the North' - Ballindalloch Castle, one of the most romantic castles in Scotland
  • Walk through the magnificent Cairngorms - Britain's largest National Park
  • End your walk in the vibrant town of Aviemore with its vast array of outdoor activities

The Speyside Way is a delightful self-guided walking holiday through the heart of our Whisky Country to the foothills of the Cairngorm Mountains. Speyside is one of the loveliest and most unspoilt parts of the British Isles. It is overlooked by some of its highest mountains and beneath them are some of Scotland's grandest pine forests.

This long-distance route truly captures the spirit of Scotland. It generally follows the River Spey running from Buckie on the Moray Firth coast, through the heart of Malt Whisky country, towards Aviemore, in the heart of the Cairngorm Mountains.

As you walk the Speyside Way through splendid scenery, from open coastlands and rich farmland to heather-clad hills and ancient Caledonian forests, look out for the dolphins as you pass Spey Bay and pay a visit to see the ospreys at Loch Garten.

This wonderful area is known as 'Scotland's larder', and is home to many attractive villages, castles and wildlife. Of course, the main highlight is the opportunity to visit some of the most famous whisky distilleries in Scotland, including Glenfiddich, Glenlivet and the Macallan.

Keen to find out more about walking the Speyside Way? Check out our blog: Whisky & Walking on the Speyside Way and our online photo album.


During these unpredictable times we all want complete peace of mind when booking a holiday, so we're offering flexible postponement up to 3 weeks before the start of your trip at no expense to you. See our Book With Confidence page for more details.