The Dava Way

The Dava Way is a 24 mile (38km) path which links the historic towns of Forres and Grantown on Spey.

The route, which follows the old Highland Railway line, is off-road keeping walkers and cyclists safe from traffic.

From the Moray Firth this unusually varied disused railway line winds its way from sea level up to Dava summit at 1050 feet (320 metres) before descending into Strathspey. Along its length it passes through a pleasant mix of farmland, woodland and moorland making the Dava Way path one of the best long-distance walking, or off-road cycling, routes in Scotland. It provides an important link between the Speyside Way in the south and the Moray Firth Trail to the north. This beautiful part of North East Scotland has much to offer and remains relatively undiscovered by outdoor enthusiasts. On a clear day, as you cross Dava Moor, you are rewarded with views to the North 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.

The School House is approximately 1/2 mile off the Dava Way along the A939 towards Grantown on Spey; leave the Dava Way between Bank Cottage (waymark 12) and Dava Station (waymark 13)

If you are walking or cycling the Dava Way please contact Andy or Sharon directly on 01309 651265 or for accommodation, dining and bag drop options. Dava School House has ordinance survey maps featuring the venue. Andy and Sharon are happy to discuss routes with guests and visitors and provide drop out services where guests can walk back to the School House.

If you are staying at Dava School House, the house facilities include drying and bike storage.