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The Dava Way 50K in Scotland

Neil Mapes
Nov 25 · 6 min read
Neil Mapes, the author, running on a pine tree lined section of gravel path in the sun
The author on the Dava Way in Scotland. Image by Mark Christie

Why the Dava?

The Dava Way is one of Scotland’s greatest trails, linking the towns of Grantown-on-Spey and Forres. It is a net-downhill trail run following the old Highland railway line for 24 miles through stunning Scottish moorland, woodland, and farmland.