Guided Walks around Strathspey

Folk Tales and Legends

Be transported to the past with tales of clan feuds, infamous cattle thieves and legendary monsters.


Forage for wild edible and medicinal plants just like a 18th Century Highlanders did and learn about plant folklore.

The Walks

Year-round guided walks exploring beautiful villages, incredible forests and captivating vistas.

Weekly Walks and Special Events

Historical Walks around the various villages in Strathspey. Folklore and foraging included.

2 – 2.5 hours

The Green Lochan and Ryvoan Pass

Visit the incredible An Lochan Uaine whose waters have been dyed green by the fairies before journeying to the lonely Ryvoan bothy.

3.5 – 4 hours

Abernethy Forest and the Backharn Valley

Wander through the ancient Abernethy Forest, explore one of the oldest castles in the highlands and experience the hidden Backharn Valley.

3.5 hours


Secret Strathspey offers special walks during the year either as stand alone events or linked to community events.

  • Battle of Cromdale Anniversary guided walk
  • Strathspey Railway Diesel Gala family friendly guided walk

What People Say

“I have joined a few of the guided walks, in Grantown, Boat of Garten and Cromdale. It has been fascinating to learn about historic events whilst walking in the steps of those who were here before. Marcus really inspires a sense of connection and better appreciation of the places around us. It’s as though the people of the past are brought back to life with his stories.” Elseybee, Tripadvisor