This section consists of flat easy terrain through mixed scenery – wooded valley, riverside paths and farmland. Between Craigellachie, with its fine Telford bridge, and Aberlour there are several distillery options. Afterwards the Way crosses the Spey by Bridge of Carron and meanders above the river to its west, passing through Tamdhu and Blacksboat, finally returning to the east bank by the historic Ballindalloch Viaduct (1863).

Telford Bridge, Craigellachie Telford Bridge, Craigellachie © Jacquetta Megarry

Section summary

12.2 miles/19.6 km

Craigellachie village centre

Ballindalloch (former station near Cragganmore)

Almost completely flat

Disused railway trackbed: firm surface and well drained

A multi-user route along the trackbed of the former Great North of Scotland Railway. Should you wish to avoid two suspension bridges, e.g. if on horseback, use the adjacent fords.

Craigellachie, Aberlour and Ballindalloch (shop in Filling Station on the A95)