Walks Aviemore including Glenmore & Speyside Author: Richard Hallewell
The old Walks Speyside guide has been completely rewalked. This is one of our earliest books (1999), and covers one of Scotland’s most popular walking areas. As with the East Perthshire guide, we felt that the old title no longer meant much to the casual visitor, so have brought the main walking centre – Aviemore – to the fore. The walking is, of course, superb: the massive, rounded, Cairngorm Mountains; the long paths through the magnificent Caledonian pine forest around Loch Morlich; the more gentle hills of the Monadhliaths – the hill path from Aviemore to Carrbridge, via Sluggan Bridge, is a personal favourite (photo bottom left).
Few of the routes had changed to any degree. The footbridge at Carnachuin, in upper Glen Feshie, was washed away in a flood and is yet to be replaced; there are some new signposts (and a new forest road) on the path from Drumguish to Glen Feshie; the forest walks at Glenmore and the little Uath Lochans have been altered, but otherwise most of the routes are much as before. The one new route in the book is the path from Kingussie to Newtonmore via Loch Gynack: a pleasant, varied walk, staring through mixed woodland and ending over open moorland.
Most serious walkers will have spent some time in this area. It was worth revisiting these walks – after a few years exploring other areas – to be reminded just what a terrific walking area it is.
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