Speyside Way – Day 4 – Fochabers to Buckie

  • June 21st, 2018

  • 17.3km | ascent 98m | descent 187m

Information panel about the River Spey's shifting shingle

Information panel about the River Spey’s shifting shingle

The historic icehouse at the Scottish Dolphin Centre at the mouth of the River Spey

The historic icehouse at the Scottish Dolphin Centre at the mouth of the River Spey

A cheese scone at the Scottish Dolphin Centre Cafe

I was elated that the cafe was open at the Scottish Dolphin Centre so I could get out of the cold wind, and I couldn’t resist a warm cheese scone and coffee. There had been dolphin sightings in the morning around 8am.

Shingle beach, Spey Bay

Shingle beach, Spey Bay

I heard and sometimes saw these fighter jets every other day on this trip to Scotland. This one flew over while I was at the Scottish Dolphin Centre.

I heard and sometimes saw these fighter jets every other day on this trip to Scotland. This one flew over while I was at the Scottish Dolphin Centre.

 

Shingle beach

Shingle beach

These woods take you around the Spey Bay golf course

These woods take you around the Spey Bay golf course

I can't read clouds, but I'm sure these are indicative of the wild wind that was blowing!

I can’t read clouds, but I’m sure these are indicative of the wild wind that was blowing!

The Seals of Portgordon

The Seals of Portgordon – I did see them and I did take a photo, however they were off in the distance and I was only carrying a wide angle lens so they look like ants!

Buckie

Buckie

The end (or beginning) of the Speyside Way in Buckie.

The end (or beginning) of the Speyside Way in Buckie. If you like walking/cycling and you like whisky (and you book your whisky tours in advance) then I can highly recommend this trail, or even for someone looking for an easy multi-day hike. I had booked a train ticket for the next day from Inverness back to London so I didn’t stay in Buckie long. I took a bus from Buckie to Elgin, visited Elgin Cathedral, then took the train to Inverness and stayed in a new, modern hostel by the station called Black Isle Hostel.

Speyside Way day 4, Fochabers to Buckie

Speyside Way day 4, Fochabers to Buckie

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