Distance: 5 miles
Start: Buckie town centre (Cluny Square car park)
Finish: Spey Bay
Circular options: Possible to travel from Port Gordon to Spey Bay via the Speyside Way and return via the shore line, tide and level of the Tynet Burn permitting.
Terrain: Shore line path, some pavement, old railway line, woodland path with a bark or sandy surface.
All abilities: Yes, from Buckpool to Port Gordon. West of Port Gordon there may be an awkward cattle crossing where two ‘Rambler Stiles’, essential for stock control, may be encountered. Beyond here the railway ballast may also be found to be uncomfortable.
Multi-use: Yes, but see above for potential difficulties. The section of the route from Lower Auchenwreath to Spey Bay (through the wood) cannot sustain horse or cycle traffic.
Other access points: Port Gordon (all facilities), Lower Auchenwreath (no facilities, access only)
B & B, Hotels and Guest Houses
Accommodation situated along this stage of the Speyside Way:
Great Eastern Road, Strathlene, Buckie
The Rest, Spey Bay, Fochabers
Struan House 15, Cluny Square Buckie
Rosemount Guest House, 62 East Church Street, Buckie
Newhaven, 3 Lennox Place, Port Gordon
Kintrae, 39 East Church Street, Buckie
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