A very long section that most walkers will need to split, perhaps at Kincraig if they can organise an evening meal. It begins with good paths close to the railway through open woodland and grassland to Kincraig, then passes Loch Insh and undulates to Uath Lochans (pictured). It goes through Insh Marshes National Nature Reserve and passes Ruthven Barracks en route to Kingussie. Finally it follows cycleway to its terminus in Newtonmore.

Uath Lochans and the Cairngorms Uath Lochans and the Cairngorms © John Holmes|Dreamstime.com

Section summary

19.5 miles/31.4 km

Aviemore (village centre)

Newtonmore (village centre)

The Way undulates gently to Kincraig, then less gently with a few short steepish sections, finally almost flat for the last 5.5 miles (8.9 km) from Bridge of Tromie to Newtonmore

Mixture of roadside paths, unsurfaced tracks, minor roads, purpose-built paths, shared cycleway, forest roads and tracks

Mainly roadside paths and minor roads with some unsurfaced tracks and forest roads, and some long sections of recently constructed multi-user path.

Aviemore, Kincraig (café), Kingussie, Newtonmore