Distance: 12 miles
Start: Craigellachie, in the Fiddich Park. Car parking, toilets, camping area.
Finish: The former Ballindalloch Station. Car parking, toilets, camping area.
Circular options: Available in the Craigellachie, Aberlour and Carron areas. See maps of local footpath networks (available locally) and the Morayways website.
Terrain: Old railway, generally level. May be muddy in places after wet weather.
All abilities: The steps at the Aberlour suspension bridge have been replaced by ramps, thereby clearing the way for Tramper buggy access along this stretch.
Multi-use: Yes, this section is also suitable for cycling and horse riding. Horses must use the fords to by-pass the suspension bridges at Aberlour and Pitchroy. Box parking available at Craigellachie, Aberlour and Ballindalloch.
B & B, Hotels and Guest Houses
Accommodation situated along this stage of the Speyside Way:
Cardhu Country House, Knockando, Aberlour
Claggan Farm, Wester Elchies, Craigellachie
Weiroch, Marypark, Ballindalloch
Riverwood Carron Aberlour
Craigellachie Lodge Craigellachie Craigellachie
Dullan Brae Accomodation 53, Fife Street Dufftown
Craigellachie Hotel, Craigellachie
The Highlander Inn, Victoria Street, Craigellachie
Bridge View, Leslie Terrace, Craigellachie
Strathspey, Victoria Street, Craigellachie
9 Conval Street, Dufftown
Morven, The Square, Dufftown
Errolbank Guest House, 134 Fife Street, Dufftown
Nashville, 8a Balvenie Street, Dufftown
Fife Arms Hotel, 2 The Square, Dufftown
Tannochbrae Guest House, 22 Fife Street, Dufftown
Davaar, Church Street, Dufftown
The Dowans Hotel, Aberlour
Cragganmore House, Cragganmore, Ballindalloch, Banffshire
The Dell Farmhouse, Kirkmichael, Ballindalloch, Banffshire
Woodville Ballindalloch, Banffshire
Fairy Knowe House Aberlour
The Camping & Caravanning Club, Speyside Club Site, Archiestown, Aberlour
Aberlour Gardens Caravan & Camping Park, Aberlour
3 on High, The Square, Aberlour,, Banffshire
Speybank B&B, Leslie Terrace, Craigellachie
The Mash Tun, Broomfield Square, Aberlour
Torchattan House, Mary Avenue, Aberlour
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