The Cairngorms National Park Authority wants your views on extending the Speyside Way beyond Aviemore.

The authority is putting forward two alternatives for a section leading south-west from the town. Both have advantages and disadvantages and planners want to hear from anyone with an opinion on the best route.

One option uses the northern banks of Loch Alvie while the other – the Wade Road alternative – stays south of the loch and the railway line. Both end at Dalraddy. The hope is to run the route all the way to Newtonmore.

The Speyside Way is one of four long-distance paths in Scotland, the other being the West Highland Way, the Great Glen Way and the Southern Upland Way. It runs from Buckie on the Moray Firth down to Aviemore, a distance of 135km (84 miles). It has spurs to Tomintoul and Dufftown.

The closing date for the consultation is Friday 27 October and details are on the authority’s website.