Speyside Way

The Speyside Way opened in 1981 and offers spectacular scenery in a region of Northeast Scotland famed for its Whisky Distilleries. It is a scenic walk along riverside tracks and through pinewoods, with plenty of opportunity to sample the local malt whiskies along the way.

Starting in Buckie on the Moray coast you will walk through the heart of malt whisky country and towards the foothills of the Cairngorms. Generally the way is straightforward, along paths and disused railway lines, through farmland, across hills and through splendid scenery of mixed woods, beside the river Spey.

Our Holidays

The Speyside Way can be walked over five to seven days depending on the time available and if you want to walk the Spurs along the way. Choose according to your available time and the pace you find most comfortable.
Click on the links below to have a look at the details for each holiday. Don’t underestimate the time you need to enjoy the fine scenery and distilleries.

The Speyside Way

Buckie to Aviemore 65 miles/105 km

We offer 2 holidays covering the whole route - the extra day means you will walk slightly less each day during the week

Code Length Average per day Price range
SP6 5 days walking (6 nights) 13 miles/21 km £573 - £691 Full Info Book
SP7 6 days walking (7 nights) 11 miles/18 km £648 - £790 Full Info Book

The Speyside Way & Tomintoul Spur

Buckie to Aviemore 80 miles/129 km

This is our full Speyside Way route including the Tomintoul Spur with fantastic views across to the Cairngorm Mountain Range.

Code Length Average per day Price range
SPT7 6 days walking (7 nights) 13 miles/21 km £682 - £824 Full Info Book

The Speyside Way & Dufftown Spur

Buckie to Aviemore 77 miles/124 km

This is our full Speyside Way route including the Dufftown Spur. Dufftown is an attractive and varied circuit encompassing the famous Glenfiddich Distillery.

Code Length Average per day Price range
SPD7 6 days walking (7 nights) 13 miles/21 km £656 - £798 Full Info Book

The Speyside Way & Tomintoul & Dufftown Spurs

Buckie to Aviemore 92 miles/148 km

Of all the Speyside Way holidays this is our longest and encompasses both the Dufftown and Tomintoul Spurs along the way.

Code Length Average per day Price range
SP8 7 days walking (8 nights) 13 miles/21 km £736 - £902 Full Info Book

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South Downs Way, July 2021
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St Cuthbert’s Way, July 2021
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Hadrian’s Wall Walk, June 2021
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