}. This busy little town has its own harbour and marina and number of facilities including a leisure centre, two golf courses and two outdoor bowling parks. Originally a barley mill and croft dating back to the 1700's, it closed in 1965 and over the next 25 years it was slowly and lovingly converted into a single malt distillery, … Follow paths and tracks through woods and fields with plenty of ascents and descents in fine birch woodlands, heather clad hills, grazing pastures and the beautiful native Scots pines of Anagach Woods. The Dufftown Spur and the Tomintoul Spur - The Speyside Way includes two spurs. Speyside whisky tours are an ideal way to explore the heart of whisky country. Speyside is one of the loveliest and most unspoilt parts of the British Isles. The Speyside Way opened in 1981 and offers spectacular scenery in a region of Northeast Scotland famed for its Whisky Distilleries. "@context": "http://schema.org", 36.5 miles, starting at Cragganmore Distillery and finishing in Buckie's town centre. All abilities: Not suitable for those with walking difficulties. Congratulations - you have completed the Speyside Way! This section mostly follows an old derelict railway line, passing the little town of Aberlour, before continuing along the railway past a succession of distilleries to end at Ballindalloch. For lovers of this amber elixir, a visit to Speyside – located in the Highlands – is a must. The Tomintoul spur offers very fine scenery and a distillery experience, but transport is needed to return to the spine of the Way. "latitude": "55.990277", Branch off from the low-level Speyside Way for this more dramatic spur route leading up and over moorland to the high village of Tomintoul. Expert local knowledge, gifts and inspiration. Leading through the heart of the malt whisky capital of the world the Speyside Way Whisky Trail passes close to more than 20 distilleries. © 2021 VisitScotland. "@type": "PostalAddress", The Speyside Way is one of four official Long Distance Routes in Scotland (the others are the West Highland Way, the Southern Upland Way and the Great Glen Way). Is it self supported? Cross the track to join the old rail line and continue through the first of many chain-gates (a feature on this section) to more open area that can be boggy to reach Tormore Distillery and the A95 Road. Overall, the Speyside Way is an approachable, settled route through a wild and beguiling landscape. Leave Grantown and take Forest Road to pass the golf course before following the sign for Nethy Bridge and continue on the old military road and to cross the old bridge over the wide River Spey and head for the Speyside Smokehouse ahead and on to Balliefurth Farm with views across the river to Ballintomb the rallying ground of the local Clan Grant. Sample the remarkable flavours of Speyside's fine malts as you explore the region, and follow the world-famous Malt Whisky Trail™ - the world's ultimate Scotch whisky experience - comprising of nine 'must-visit' sites including seven working distilleries, Dallas Dhu historic distillery and the Speyside Cooperage - the only working cooperage in the UK. This itinerary can be adapted to suit you. "streetAddress": "Haypark Business Centre, Marchmont Ave, Polmont", The final amount you pay may be lower or higher than our Fixed Price, depending on the options you choose. The most demanding section of the Way. Speyside Distillery Benromach creates virtual whisky tour for fans stuck at home. Next you will pass through woodland and cross over the Bridge of Arndilly and MacDowall Bridge, emerging on the busy A95 at the Bridge of Fiddich, then walk on to Craigellachie where this stage ends. Travel time from central Scotland is 3.5 hours in each direction, whereas Inverness lies around 1.5 hours drive away from the Speyside area.
PLEASE NOTE: due to COVID19 restrictions, Distilleries may open and close at short notice, and may also only offer limited tour and tasting options.