Leaving Cromdale, I passed the first of many disused stations as the trail followed sections of an old railway line
Old Cromdale station
A squeeze gate. I didn’t mind them to begin with, but on this section it felt like squeeze gate overkill – I counted four within 10 metres at one point and must’ve squeezed through at least 30 on the section between Cromdale and Ballindaloch!
A change of scenery, skirting around farmland
An old railway carriage
Thank you whoever laid these stepping stones through the field
Ever-changing views of the Speyside Way
Back on the old railway track
Tamdhu distillery – the first view of a whisky distillery from the trail
Old Tamdhu station
Old Dailuaine Halt station
Victoria Bridge over the River Spey, Aberlour
Old Aberlour station (now has a tourist office inside) and the parish church clock tower
I decided I couldn’t walk the Speyside Way without visiting a distillery but as I couldn’t get into any distilleries until the next day, I stayed two nights in Aberlour at the fantastic Pagoda Guest House in the main street. As well as being the home of Aberlour distillery, Aberlour is also home to Walker’s shortbread, I’m definitely coming back with a car!