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Cateran Trail

Cateran Trail ~ 62 miles (100 km) ~ 5 days' walking

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The Cateran Trail is an easy to moderate, fully waymarked, circular walk, named after the marauding bands of cattle thieves who used these paths in bygone days. The Cateran Trail offers a variety of picturesque landscapes following fast flowing rivers, hill paths, forested ways and over rich fertile farmland.

The walk starts and finishes in the bustling Perthshire market town of Blairgowrie and links the Glens of Strathardle, Glenshee and Glenisla passing through Alyth en route.

This often-overlooked corner offers plenty of pubs and settlements at decent intervals, a high moorland pass with great mountain views, and good wildlife spotting opportunities.  It is well waymarked and can be taken at a leisurely pace over 5 or 6 days. EasyWays local knowledge will ensure you will have an enjoyable walk on this wonderful route through the Angus countryside.

The initial stage is varied, starting by the Ericht before crossing low moorland to Bridge of Cally before heading up the west side of peaceful Strathardle to end at the attractive village of Kirkmichael.  Go on over a high moorland pass with descent to the Spittal of Glenshee offering great views of the surrounding mountains before a gentler section that meanders down the east side of Glenshee crossing farmland before a short road section leads to a moorland climb and a rougher, remote walk to Glen Isla.

Begin the return climbs up on to moorland south of Kirkton of Glenisla with superb views before reaching the attractive town of Alyth encountering the final stage over the hills north and taking a tranquil cross country route to return to the Bridge of Cally where the first stage section is re-joined for the final walk over moorland to Blairgowrie.

Perth & Kinross Countryside Trust manages and actively promotes the Cateran Trail.

Are you interested in this walking holiday? Then Fill out our enquiry form today. Our team would be delighted to hear from you.

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Cateran Trail ~ 62 miles (100 km) ~ 5 days' walking

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Fixed Price - £465 per person

Single supplement - £195


  • 6 nights' accommodation for 2 people sharing in quality B&Bs, guest houses, inns and hotels. Rooms with shower/wc (where available)
  • Breakfast
  • Door to door baggage transfer to each stage - maximum 18 kg per bag
  • Return taxi transfer from Spittal of Glenshee to Glenisla
  • Rucksack Readers Guide Book
  • Location details for each accommodation
  • Travel information to the start and from the finish of the walk
  • Suggested equipment list
  • Emergency support
  • Car parking can also be arranged during your walk (subject to availability)

Not Included

  • Evening meals, packed lunches and drinks
  • Travel insurance

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If you would like to stay an extra night at any point on The Cateran Trail route, please let us know in the Comments section of the Enquiry Form.

Stages and Distances
14 miles - 22.5 km
9 miles - 15 km
Spittal of Glenshee*
14 miles - 22.5 km
11 miles - 18 km
14 miles - 22.5 km
* Transfer to accommodation from Spittal of Glenshee


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