Section 5 - Ballindalloch to Grantown
Grantown on Spey
There is no overall circular option, but circuits can be made based on Cromdale and Grantown on Spey.
This is probably the hardest section of the route, with numerous gradients, rough and sometimes wet ground and two streams to cross (stepping stones) These may be difficult to cross in flood conditions. Good footwear and a reasonable level of fitness required. Many Rambler stiles. High likelihood of encountering cattle, hence the sections of 'refuge' fencing.
No, at least not between Ballindalloch and Pollowick. From Pollowick to Grantown on Spey, the terrain is flatter and the ground conditions are better.
No. Ground conditions make the use of the section from Ballindalloch to Pollowick by either bicycles or horses unsustainable. Please use the B9102 from Delnapot to Cromdale Bridge as an alternative.
B & B, Hotels and Guest Houses
Accommodation situatedalong this Stage of the Speside Way.
- Muckrach Lodge Hotel Dulnain Bridge Grantown-on-Spey
- The Dulaig Seafield Avenue Grantown-on-Spey
- Craggan Outdoors Craggan Golf Course Grantown-on-Spey
- Bank House Auchbreck Glenlivet
- Old Manse of Craggan Glenlivet , Ballindalloch
- Netherfield, Skye of Curr Road, Dulnain Bridge, Grantown-on-Spey
- Willowbank, High Street, Grantown-on Spey
- Weiroch, Marypark, Ballindalloch
- Tigh na Sgiath Country House Hotel Skye of Curr Dulnain Bridge Grantown-on-Spey
- Glendalloch House Glenlivet Ballindalloch, Banff
- Haus Alba 38, The Square Grantown-on Spey
- Culdearn House, Woodlands Terrace, Grantown-on-Spey
- Garth Hotel & Restaurant Castle Road, Grantown-on-Spey
- Seafield Lodge Hotel, Woodside Avenue, Grantown-on-Spey
- Dunallan House, Woodside Avenue, Grantown-on-Spey
- Kinross House, Woodside Avenue, Grantown-on-Spey
- Rossmor Guest House, Woodlands Terrace, Grantown-on-Spey
- Brooklynn, Grant Road, Grantown-on-Spey
- Cragganmore House, Cragganmore, Ballindalloch, Banffshire
- The Dell Farmhouse, Kirkmichael, Ballindalloch, Banffshire
- Woodville Ballindalloch, Banffshire
- Garden Park Guest House, Woodside Avenue, Grantown-on-Spey
- Glenlivet Public Hall Campsite,
C/o Deskie Farm, Glenlivet, Ballindalloch,, Banffshire
- Seafield Avenue, Grantown-on-Spey
- Ardenbeg Bunkhouse & Outdoor Centre, Grant Road, Grantown-on-Spey
- Ravenscourt House Hotel, Seafield Avenue, Grantown-on-Spey