River Avon, Strathspey

Bridge of Avon at Ballindalloch

The Avon, also Aven or A'an, is a river in the Scottish unitary authority Moray. It flows at the eastern end of Loch Avon, which is located approximately 720 m in the Cairngorms, from. The lake lies in a virtually uninhabited region and is surrounded by three over 1100 m high mountains, Ben MacDhui, the Cairn Gorm and the Beinn Mheadhoin. In the first 15 km of Avon is primarily in the northeast. He then turns around 15 km south of Tomintoul sharply to the north-northwest and maintains this direction at 16 km. He then runs still in a northerly direction before he veered off nine kilometers for the last nine kilometers to the northeast. In Ballindalloch the Avon flows into the Spey. His biggest tributary, the Livet and Avon takes about seven kilometers from the mouth.

A few kilometers upstream of the mouth crosses the A95 the Avon. Formerly crossed the street to the river over the Bridge of Avon called arched bridge dating from 1800. Nowadays it is closed to traffic and is listed as a monument of the highest category A Scottish monument. Another at the level Tomintoul located, also called Bridge of Avon Bridge is out in the monument category B. 1829 destroyed a flood the smaller of the two arcs. However, he was restored. The bridge has since been replaced by a newer building located to the south and is closed to traffic.

Middle reaches of the Avon

Livet, the main tributary of the Avon