Distance: 13 miles
Start: Ballindalloch Station.
Finish: Grantown on Spey
Circular options: There is no overall circular option, but circuits can be made based on Cromdale and Grantown on Spey.
Terrain: This is probably the hardest section of the route, with numerous gradients, rough and sometimes wet ground and two streams to cross (stepping stones) These may be difficult to cross in flood conditions. Good footwear and a reasonable level of fitness required. Many Rambler stiles. High likelihood of encountering cattle, hence the sections of ‘refuge’ fencing.
All abilities: No, at least not between Ballindalloch and Pollowick. From Pollowick to Grantown on Spey, the terrain is flatter and the ground conditions are better.
Multi-use: No. Ground conditions make the use of the section from Ballindalloch to Pollowick by either bicycles or horses unsustainable. Please use the B9102 from Delnapot to Cromdale Bridge as an alternative.
B & B, Hotels and Guest Houses
Accommodation situated along this stage of the Speyside Way: COMING SOON
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