The Dava Way

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The Dava Way is a 23-mile trail across the ancient Celtic province of Morayshire between the historic towns of Forres and Grantown-on-Spey. The route links Strathspey and the Cairngorms National Park with the Moray Coast in Northeast Scotland. Almost all of the route follows the old Highland Railway line and is off road and safe from traffic.

The Dava Way passes through a pleasing mix of farmland, woodland, and moorland as you climb from the Spey Valley to cross Dava Moor before descending to the Moray Firth. As you cross the moor on a clear day you are rewarded with views to the south over the shire counties of Nairn, Inverness, Moray, Ross & Cromarty, and Sutherland, whilst to the south the Cromdale Hills and Cairngorm Mountains dominate the skyline.

This is a pleasant and easy route with a variety of landscape, flora and fauna, along with natural and railway heritage.


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