Speyside Way – Day 2 – Cromdale to Aberlour

  • June 18th, 2018

  • 34.5km | ascent 550m | descent 692m

  • Pagoda Guest House, Aberlour, £40

Cromdale station

Leaving Cromdale, I passed the first of many disused stations as the trail followed sections of an old railway line

Old Cromdale station

Old Cromdale station

Squeeze gate

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

A change of scenery, skirting around farmland

An old railway carriage

An old railway carriage

Thanks to the farmer who laid these stepping stones through the field

Thank you whoever laid these stepping stones through the field

Ever-changing views of the Speyside Way

Ever-changing views of the Speyside Way

Speyside Way waymarks

Back on the old railway track

Back on the old railway track

Tamdhu distillery - the first view of a whisky distillery from the trail

Tamdhu distillery – the first view of a whisky distillery from the trail

Old Tamdhu station

Old Tamdhu station

Roses along the old railway track

Old Dailuaine Halt station

Old Dailuaine Halt station

Victoria Bridge over the River Spey, Aberlour

Victoria Bridge over the River Spey, Aberlour

Old Aberlour station (now has a tourist office inside) and the parish church clock tower

Old Aberlour station (now has a tourist office inside) and the parish church clock tower

Pagoda Guest House, Aberlour

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!

Speyside Way day 2, Cromdale to Aberlour

Speyside Way day 2, Cromdale to Aberlour

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