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Viaduct/train/name on black triangleDava Way

Highland, Moray

37 km / 23 miles
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.


Waymark: Viaduct/train/name on black triangle
Path Type: Scotland's Great Trails
Waymark: Viaduct/train/name on black triangle
Attributes: Scotland's Great Trails
Former Railway
Cycle Route
Start: NJ032278 - Mannachie Avenue, Forres in, Moray View on StreetMap
Finish: NJ037589 - Dulcht Bridge, Granton-on-Spey, Highland View on StreetMap
Open Date: 2005
Web Sites: MorayWays - Dava Way Walk Highlands - Scotland's Long Distance Walking Routes Scotland's Great Trails Dava Way Association - Dava Way

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook Dava Way companion  (Dava Way Association  - 2013 )
External download Dava Way : a journey through some of Britain's fine scenery  (Dava Way Association  - 2012 ) Download
Guidebook Moray Coast Trail with Dava Way and Moray Way  (Rucksack Readers  - 2021 )
Guidebook Walking the Speyside Way : a Scottish great trail : includes the Dava Way and Moray Coast trails  (Cicerone Press  - 2016 )
Badge Badge for Dava Way  (Dava Way Association )

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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
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OS Landranger 27, 36
OS Landranger Active 27, 36
OS Explorer 60, 61, 423
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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

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