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Viaduct/train/name on black triangleDava Way

37 km / 23 miles

Highland, Moray
A multi-user trail across the ancient Celtic province of Morayshire linking the historic towns of Forres and Grantown-on-Spey (itself now in Highland). It links the Moray Coast in North East Scotland with Strathspey and the Cairngorms National Park. Almost all of the route follows the old Highland Railway line and is off road and safe from traffic. From the Moray Firth, it crosses Dava Moor before descending to the Spey Valley. It passes through farmland, woodland and moorland with sporting estates. From the moor there are views to the south to the Cromdale Hills and the Cairngorm Mountains and to the north over the shire counties of Nairn, Inverness, Moray, Ross & Cromarty, and Sutherland.


Path Type
Scotland's Great Trails
Waymark: Viaduct/train/name on black triangle
Viaduct/train/name on black triangle
Scotland's Great Trails; Easy; Former Railway; Cycle Route
NJ032278 - Mannachie Avenue, Forres in, Moray
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NJ037589 - Dulcht Bridge, Granton-on-Spey, Highland
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Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Dava Way companion (Dava Way Association - 2013)
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Badge for Dava Way (Dava Way Association)

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Route Profile:

38.1 Km (23.7 miles)
345 m (1,132 ft) ascent
329 m (1,079 ft)  maximum height