The Speyside Way is one of Scotland’s Great Trails, and it follows the valley of the Spey – Scotland’s second-longest river, and its most dynamic. The route links the Moray Firth coast with the Cairngorms National Park, passing through the heart of whisky country.

The route crisscrosses the Spey and its tributaries –  waters famous for salmon-fishing and malt whisky production. The river and its hinterland are a haven for wildlife and threatened species. The route begins or ends in Buckie, and ends or begins in Newtonmore: upstream or downstream, the choice is yours.

The Speyside Way links with the Dava Way at Grantown and with the Moray Coast Trail at Garmouth to form the Moray Way.

Route news

Visit this section before setting off on the Way. It gives you vital information about any updates, detours or closures.

Route news

Whisky distilleries

Speyside is famous for its malt whiskies; click below for information about distilleries that offer tours and tastings.

Spirit of Speyside

Dark skies

The night skies of Tomintoul and Glenlivet are great for star-gazing: click below for details of locations, events and more.

Dark Skies Project
Osprey carrying fish


For information about Speyside's amazing range of wildlife, click below then choose Wildlife around Speyside.

Wildlife around Speyside