Ben Aigan lies to the east of Rothes, the north east of Craigellachie and to the east of the River Spey which flows along the foot of its western and northern slopes. Rising to a height of 471m (1546 feet) and extensively forested apart from the summit cone, the top of Ben Aigan provides magnificent views over Speyside, south to Ben Rinnes, and away to the north over the Moray Firth to the hills of Sutherland
This is a beautiful, flat, tree – lined sheltered walk along a good path. It is suitable for wheelchairs and buggies with care, although it can be a little muddy in places.
Accessibility: Accessible for all with care
Can be muddy.
Terrain: Varied surfaces
Flat gravel and compacted earth path - can be a little muddy.
- Generally level
Barriers: Some barriers
Potential Landslides further along path.
This is a linear walk along level paths, which include grass tracks and so is not suitable for wheelchairs and buggies. It follows part of the Speyside Way and has beautiful riverside views to the famous Thomas Telford metal bridge. There are benches in the car parks at both ends of the walk and seasonal toilets in Fiddich Park.
The Speyside Way is one of Scotland’s four official Long Distance Routes (LDRs). It runs between Aviemore, at the heart of Strathspey, 66 miles to Buckie, on the Moray Firth. The route passes through some of Scotland’s most beautiful landscapes; by rivers and mountains, over moorland and along forest paths. It includes a spur to Tomintoul, an additional 15 miles.
Accessibility: Suitable for a wide range of users
All of the route suitable for walkers. The route between Fochabers and Ballindalloch and between Nethy Bridge and Aviemore is suitable for cycling. The route is suitable for horseriding between Craigellachie and Ballindalloch.
Terrain: Varied surfaces
The route offers mainly easy walking on low ground (a mixture of seashore, river valley, old railway and moorland). It should be noted that the section between Ballindalloch and Grantown is more strenuous and the Tomintoul Spur is also steeper and passes through very exposed locations.
Gradient: Short steep sections
Most of the route is fairly level with some gentle slopes, although there are some steeper sections between Ballindalloch and Grantown. The Tomintoul Spur climbs to around 1,800ft above sea level at two locations.
- Many barriers
- Fully signed
This route includes a section of the Speyside way between Craigellachie and Carron. It then goes north from Carron and follows tracks and roads on the other side of the Spey back to Carron.