Aviemore to Grantown-on-Spey

This time I was picked up from the Square in Grantown-on-Spey and taken to Aviemore by my friends in their car, mine left behind. Less than half an hour later they dropped me at a car park next to the official starting/ending point of the Speyside Way. It meant walking back for some time along…

Spey Bay to Lossiemouth

My initial plan for today was to walk another stretch of the Speyside Way between Grantown-on-Spey and Tormore Distillery. I abandoned that plan when difficult road conditions were forecast - I didn't want to put at risk a friend of mine who was to give me a lift. Instead I thought to explore the Moray…

Tomintoul to Ballindalloch

It was still pretty dark when I parked my car near the former Ballindalloch Train Station, a few minutes later a friend of mine picked me up and transported me to Tomintoul. It was much brighter when we arrived there some 30 minutes later. I was dropped off in the Square and left to my…

Fochabers to Buckie

This stretch of the Speyside Way is the shortest, the easiest and somehow the dullest one. It comprises of two quite different parts. The first one, between Fochabers and Spey Bay,┬áruns along the river Spey to its mouth. The second part goes along the coast to the town of Buckie, which is a bit strange…

Tormore to Aberlour

It was a cold and dark Boxing Day morning when I hit the road going to Aberlour. There, in the muted light of the dawn, I and my dog were picked up by a friend of mine, who gave us a lift to the starting point of my walk, on the A95, near Tormore Distillery.…