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Speyside Way extension marches on

19th December 2014

The Cairngorms National Park Authority approved today (Friday 19th December) the three latest planning applications for sections of the Speyside Way extension. This clears the way to construct the route from Aviemore to Kincraig.

The Speyside Way Long Distance Route currently runs 65 miles from Buckie on the Moray Firth to Aviemore. Scottish Ministers have approved the extension from Aviemore to Newtonmore and these planning consents mark the next stage in a decade long process.

David Clyne, Access and Recreation Manager with CNPA, said: “These consents, along with partner funding from Sustrans and Commonwealth Games Legacy Fund, will allow us to start work on the path in the new year. If all goes well we could have a route through to Kincraig by Easter. While this section is being built we will turn our attention to planning the next phase from Kincraig to Kingussie, and sourcing the all important funding.’’

Dave Brown, Kincraig & Vicinity Community Council chairman said: “Extending the Speyside Way from Aviemore to Kincraig and beyond will benefit both visitors and residents in providing safe off-road access between our communities’’

You can read the planning papers in full here.