All you need to know
If you are looking for somewhere to have a picnic, there is a little road off the A95 near Speybridge, which will take you down to the river. It’s marked with a parking sign. There’s parking to the left, but if you follow the road to the end, there is more parking near a cemetery. From here, you can watch the salmon jump during the autumn. The whisky trail is fascinating, but not quite so much if you are the driver. However, you can pick up an empty tasting kit at some distilleries – Aberlour certainly has them – so that you can take the samples back to your caravan and enjoy tasting them when you have done with driving for the day. The biggest whisky-producing region in Scotland, Speyside, is home to more than half of its distilleries. This area forms just one section of a spectacularly scenic circular driving route, the North East 250. This great road trip takes in Aberdeen, Royal Deeside, the Cairngorms, Speyside, the Moray Coast and the East Coast. You can dip in and out of it as time allows – follow the route and it will bring you to castles, villages, distilleries, museums, ski schools and dolphin centres. Alternatively, there are lots of opportunities to explore the beautiful beaches and mountains.
On the whisky trail, you can watch expert coopers at work You’ll be spoilt for choice for great souvenirs