The Speyside Way

Printed book £11.99

Jacquetta Megarry and Jim Strachan

In mid-2016 we released the revised version of our popular guidebook, documenting the route extension to Kincraig with fresh photos, new mapping and many other updates.

The Speyside Way runs for 80 miles (128 km) from the fishing port of Buckie to Aviemore in the foothills of the Cairngorms. Following the lovely valley of the River Spey, you walk through countryside rich in malt whisky and wildlife, along riverside paths, railway trackbed and forest and moorland tracks.

This fully revised edition of the essential trail guide has mapping from Footprint in six panels, updated plans of villages along the Way, including a new Grantown plan and directions from the new terminus in Buckie. The book is co-authored by the Speyside Way Route Manager, and contains all you need to plan and enjoy your holiday:

  • the Way step-by-step, with summaries of distance, terrain and refreshments
  • other walks including the Badenoch Way and Dufftown circuit
  • habitats and wildlife, including dolphin, osprey and wildcat
  • expanded coverage of whisky-making and distilleries
  • planning information for travel by car, train, bus or plane
  • in full colour, with 70 photographs
  • drop-down map showing the Speyside Way, plus Tomintoul spur (1:100,000)
  • rainproof paper throughout.

For more information, click to Look inside The Speyside Way", read Reviews, view a Gallery or view its route map.

Before you set out, please visit the Way's official website. Find out more about the long-awaited further extension to Newtonmore and view a map of the proposed route here

Click for details of Speyside Way walking holiday providers. For more general links, including bodies that care for castles, churches and ancient monuments, visit Outdoors in Scotland.

The Speyside Way cover

Book data

  • The Speyside Way
  • Jacquetta Megarry and Jim Strachan
  • 2010 revised 2016
  • UK price £11.99
  • 64pp+5pp map flap
  • 145x210 mm
  • ISBN: 978-1-898481-27-0

Companion maps

Our guidebooks include small-scale maps as a dropdown flap. On some itineraries a good map may be vital for safety, and some walkers prefer always to carry detailed maps. Here is our list of recommended maps:

View companion maps »

Look inside

“Innovative, entertaining and practical”

From a review by Cameron McNeish

More The Speyside Way reviews

The Speyside Way route mapRoute map