The valley of the River Spey – upstream or downstream
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: the choice is yours.
Visit this section before setting off on the Way. It gives you vital information about any updates, detours or closures.Route news
Speyside is famous for its malt whiskies; click below for information about distilleries that offer tours and tastings.Spirit of Speyside
The night skies of Tomintoul and Glenlivet are great for star-gazing: click below for details of locations, events and more.Dark Skies Project
For information about Speyside's amazing range of wildlife, click below then choose Wildlife around Speyside.Wildlife around Speyside