Are you looking for walks in Perthshire? The Cateran Trail is a long distance walking route on the border of Perthshire and Angus. It is a great option if you’re looking for an alternative route from the popular West Highland Way.
For several years, our experts at EasyWays have been organising walking holidays. Are you long distance walking in Scotland for the first time? We would recommend the Cateran Trail! With EasyWays there is no need to stress, we will organise your baggage transfer service and accommodation at each stage, as well as providing support and advice throughout.

Walks in Perthshire – The Cateran Trail

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The Cateran Trail is the perfect option for a first time long distance walker!

Where is the Cateran Trail?

The Cateran Trail beings and ends in Blairgowrie, which is considered one of the larger towns in Perthshire! It is a relatively easy route though there are some moderately harder parts towards the middle. One of the only circular routes that EasyWays offers, expect to come across some of the most stunning landscapes in Angus and Perthshire, as well as hill and forested paths. From the beginning in Blairgowrie, you will continue your journey through Kirkmichael, Spittal of Glenshee, Glenisla, Alyth and then returning to Blairgowrie. The total trail distance is 62 miles and 5 days walking!

How Do you Reach the Cateran Trail?

Travelling from Glasgow?

If you are coming to Blairgowrie from Glasgow using public transport, you will need to take a train from Queen Street station to Perth. Then take the No.57A bus from Perth station towards Blairgowrie and get off at Wellmeadow. This journey all together will take you 2 and a half hours. However, travelling from Glasgow by car, the journey will only take an hour and a half!

Travelling from Edinburgh?

If you are hoping to reach the Cateran Trail from Edinburgh via public transport, you will need to catch a train from Waverley Station to Dundee. Then, you’ll need to get on the No.59 bus from Caird Hall to Wellmeadow in Blairgowrie. By car from Edinburgh, the journey should only take you an hour and 40 minutes.

What is There to See?

Because there aren’t many walks in Perthshire or anywhere else in Scotland, quite like the Cateran Trail, you should make the most of your trip! In Angus and Perth, there are many historic monuments, castles and lochs to visit. If you do have enough energy after the Cateran Trail, you could; take a trip to The Famous Grouse Experience in Crieff, go to Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens in Blair Atholl or, if you are more interested in culture, pay a visit to The Watermill bookshop and gallery in Aberfeldy!
At EasyWays we like to make sure our clients are given news and information about their favourite walks! To find out more about the Kintyre Way on the West Coast of Scotland – take a look at our last post.