The Speyside Way runs for 85 miles (136 km) from the fishing port of Buckie to Newtonmore in the Cairngorms National Park, with an optional 16-mile spur to Tomintoul via Glenlivet. Following the lovely valley of the River Spey, you walk through countryside rich in malt whisky and wildlife, along riverside paths, railway trackbed and forest and moorland tracks. This fully revised edition of the essential trail guide is based on several field trips in 2021 to research the newly extended route. It has custom mapping at 1:42,500 and plans of villages and towns along the Way. The book contains all you need to plan and enjoy your holiday: detailed mapping of the whole route; the Way step-by-step, with summaries of distance, terrain and refreshment stops; habitats and wildlife, including ospreys, dolphins and wildcats; explanation of whisky-making and distilleries; planning information for travel by car, train, bus or plane; printed on rainproof paper throughout.