The Badenoch Way
A gentle pace ..... through the Highlands


A 16km footpath from Dalraddy to Ruthven near Kingussie, the Badenoch Way winds through native woodland offering magnificent views of Highland glens, mountains and rivers, with diverse wildlife abundant including red squirrel, osprey, swans and deer.

Starting at Dalraddy Holiday Park, the Badenoch Way crosses through Dalraddy Moor, joining the footpath in the Pine forest, which leads to the Spey Bank Walk, with its magnificent viewpoints over the famous Cairngorm Mountains, Spey and Feshie Rivers.  The path passes through the village of Kincraig, over the 1874 Bridge with its fine views over Loch Insh, and past Insh Church, listed as a parish Church since 1190.  Skirting the loch, the Way runs via the Watersports Centre, through delightful RSPB woodlands, across the B970 and along Forest Enterprise paths up Farleiter Hill (a short diversion here to the viewpoint is worthwhile).  As the path descends towards the village of Insh, take the old road behind the village, and then meander through the hamlets of Inveruglas and Drumguish before crossing the rushing waters of the Tromie River.  Head through RSPB's Insh Marshes reserve and end the walk at the RSPB car park, 1 km from Ruthven Barracks, and 3 km from Kingussie.

You are advised to wear suitable clothing and footwear.

For further information & leaflet telephone: 01540 651255