Cairngorms National Park

Uath Lochans from Farleitter Crag, Kingussie

Speyside Way Extension

The Speyside Way, one of Scotland's Great Trails, runs from the Moray Coast to Aviemore. Following the arteries of the old railway lines and passing through the heart of whisky country, this trail is a must for those seeking the taste of the Highlands. The planned extension will fulfill the long held aspiration to complete the route to Newtonmore.

Speyside Way Extension

Speyside Way Extension

The Speyside Way Extension from Aviemore to Kincraig will officially open on 12th September 2015.

This is a shared use path for walkers, cyclists and horse riders.

There are a small number of short yet steep ascents/descents on the route. Please be considerate to other users and moderate your speed on descents and corners.

There are a small number gates on the route. Please be considerate to our land managers and ensure the gates are closed after use.

The new route is included in the new Harvey’s Speyside Way (Kincraig to Buckie) Map.

Next stages

The CNPA continues to work in partnership with SUSTRANS Scotland to improve the Speyside Way.

Path upgrade surveys will be completed during 2015/16. This work will provide the specification to upgrade and construct the following path sections:


  1. Cromdale to Boat of Garten
  2. Kincraig to Kingussie (then linking to Newtonmore via NCN).


The CNPA is now seeking funding to construct these path sections from 2016/17.