Date/TimeDate(s) - 19/10/2014
8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Walk DetailsPub Stop?: No O/S Map Sheet No.: 27 & 36 Grid Ref. Start: 015 483 Grid Ref. Finish 024 282 Walk (Miles): 11 Walk Hours: 5.5 Bus Time to Walk:2.50 hrs Bus Time from Walk: 2.00 hrs Departure time from walk: 16:30
The walk today sees your Club on part of the fairly recently created Dava Way. This 37km (23miles) waymarked path links the Morayshire coastal town of Forres with Grantown-on-Spey in the Cairngorm National Park. It mostly follows the flattish route of the dismantled 166km Highland Railway Line which ran from Forres to Dunkeld in Perthshire and was opened as a long distance path in 2005.
This walk is a through one, so members who require a shorter walk – please indicate your intentions with your committee member in charge of the bus.
The walk commences at Dunphail on the A940 (NGR 014 482) where we follow the Dava Way SE’wards and then S’wards to cross the spectacular viaduct over the River Divie. The route continues S’wards towards Bantrach, passes under overhead power lines and onwards down the east side of Cairn Eney, past Bogeney Farm and crosses Moidach Mor before arriving near the ruin of Auchlochan. It then swings W’wards towards Fox Hill and heads S to Dava near the Old Military Road. The route heads S’wards to pass Drumguish and runs alongside the A939 before veering SE’wards past Huntly’s Cave, Glaschoil. Just before Lynmore at (NGR 035317) turn west into woods then south to join side road, head towards the A939, the trail is alongside the road in left of fence for 500 metres before going a short distance SE then turning S at marker through trees to rejoin rail bed and swinging over the A939 and continuing S then SW’wards to arrive near the caravan/camping site on the west side of Grantown on Spey. Leave the Dava Way path just to the south of here and head SE’wards down the unclassified road into the square of Grantown on Spey. Your bus will be conveniently parked near here – approx. NGR 032 278.