Distance: 6 miles
Start: Boat of Garten
Circular options: No waymarked options, but a route by the riverside via Kinchurdy Farm is possible. Dog owners please ensure your dog is under close control or on a short lead. Return is also possible via the Strathspey Railway, often under steam! See also the Community Website for other possibilities.
Terrain: Minor road, farm and estate track, SUSTRANS cycle route, Aviemore orbital footpath
All abilities: Yes, but there is an awkward section under the railway bridges on the Aviemore orbital footpath.
Barriers: Gates are all of the ‘self-closing bridleway’ type. There is one step on the Aviemore orbital footpath.
Multi-use: Possible to use this section by bicycle or on horseback. Part shared by SUSTRANS National Route 7.
B & B, Hotels and Guest Houses
Accommodation situated along this stage of the Speyside Way:
Alvie Estate, by Aviemore, Aviemore
Moorfield House, Deshar Road, Boat of Garten
The Boat House B&B Deshar Road Boat of Garten
The Old Ferryman’s House, Boat of Garten
Fraoch Lodge Deshar Road, Boat of Garten
Corrour House, Rothiemurchus, by Aviemore
Cairngorm Hotel, Grampian Road, Aviemore
Ardlogie Guest House, Dalfaber Road, Aviemore
Ravenscraig Guest House, Grampian Road, Aviemore
Vermont Guest House, Grampian Road, Aviemore
Dunroamin, Craig-na-Gower Ave., Aviemore
Aviemore Youth Hostel, 25 Grampian Road, Aviemore
Badaguish Outdoor Centre, by Aviemore
Loch Garten Lodges and Caravan Park, Loch Garten Road, Boat of Garten
Useful Links and Information
- Section 1: Buckie to Spey Bay
- Section 2: Spey Bay to Fochabers
- Section 3: Fochabers to Craigellachie
- Section 4: Craigellachie to Ballindalloch
- Section 5: Ballindalloch to Grantown
- Section 6: Grantown to Nethy Bridge
- Section 7: Nethy Bridge to Boat of Garten
- Section 8: Boat of Garten to Aviemore
- Section 9: Tomintoul Spur Day – Ballindalloch to Tomintoul