Speyside Way Guidebooks and Maps
RambleFest displays the best Speyside Way guidebooks and maps, and provides the facility for buying them online.
“This guidebook describes the Speyside Way, an official 66 mile (106km) Scottish Long Distance Route which follows the River Spey through northern Scotland from Aviemore to the old port of Buckie on the Moray coast. Featuring easy walking on good paths and along disused railway lines, the route can be comfortably completed in a week and is presented in 10 stages of between 2 and 13 miles (3-21km).
* The guide also details the recently opened 6½-mile (10.5km) extension to the Speyside Way between Kincraig and Aviemore as well as two alternatives to the main route and routes to the source of the Spey. Also featured are three other trails in the same region which can be combined with the Speyside Way to form a longer trek: the 25 mile (40km) Dava Way, 47 mile (76km) Moray Coast Trail and 12½ mile (20km) Badenoch Way.
* Alongside detailed route description, the guide includes background information, local points of interest (including a list of distilleries), tips on transport and accommodation and recommendations for mountain-bikers and riders, who can follow stretches of the route.
* The guidebook comes with a separate map booklet of 1:25,000 scale OS maps showing the full route of the Speyside Way. Clear step-by-step route descriptions in the guide links together with the map booklet at each stage along the Way, and the compact format is conveniently sized for slipping into a jacket pocket or the top of a rucksack.”
* – The Speyside Way (Cicerone)
“Rewalked and updated in 2017, Walks Moray & The Speyside Way covers the county of Moray in north-east Scotland – famous for its whisky distilleries. There is much variety in the area which includes coastal walks along cliff tops and sandy beaches, wooded glens and remote hill routes in the northern Cairngorms. The 30 walks featured range from 0.3 miles to 14 miles (0.5-22.5km). Routes include: Portknockie to Cullen, Ben Rinnes and an overview of the Speyside Way with some of the best sections described. Part of a popular series of A6 pocket walking guides which describe routes which are suitable for walkers of all abilities and to suit all tastes. Route descriptions are accompanied by 2-colour sketch maps. The guides are illustrated with line illustrations, and will provide walkers with a good introduction to what each area covered has to offer.”
– Moray and the Speyside Way (Hallewell Pocket Walking Guides)
Notes on Speyside Way guidebooks
We display the Speyside Way guidebooks, and we usually advise buying two different guidebooks, if available.
Speyside Way maps
We display the maps available for the Speyside Way. The Cicerone map booklet, at a scale of 1:25,000, is included with the guidebook (see above) or can be bought separately.
Ordnance Survey provide the service of online maps, which you can use on all your devices. Costs around £20 – £25 per year for all maps across the UK for a year. Great value. The Speyside Way is marked by name on the relevant “Explorer” maps. Click on the link:
Ordnance Survey Maps Online