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Tayside, Blairgowrie and East Perthshires Walking Festival

Blairgowrie Walking Festival features the only fully guided tour of the Cateran Trail

Twenty three walks. New hills, and old favourites, including the Cateran Trail. 
Ranging from easy riverside walks to long distance routes. Munro, Corbett, Graham and even Marilyn
bagging along with classics; Tarmachan Ridge and Jock's Road. 
Guided night time walks - one to the top of a Munro and the other a Ranger guided nature walk around Blairgowrie.
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Angus-Glens-Walking-Festival
The 13th annual Angus Glens Walking Festivall takes place Thursday 4 - Sunday 7 June 2105.
This four day festival is now well established in Scotland ’s outdoor activities calendar.
It is hoped that in 2015 more walkers than ever will come to Angus and enjoy the stunning scenery,
beautiful landscapes and fantastic wildlife and outdoor facilites.
The programme of walks will be announced early 2015

Stay - Old Stables bed breakfast, Alyth

The Cateran Trail
The Cateran Trail, A five night serviced walk around Alyth, Blairgowrie, Bridge of Cally,
Glenshee, Kirkmichael, Glenisla. Starting at any point on the route.
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Rannoch Forest Walks
The walks start at Carie, half way along the southern shore of Loch Rannoch
about 2 miles to the west of Kinloch Rannoch village.

Carie Walk - 0.75miles...Allow 30 mins

From the picnic area in its wide grassy glade this short walk between an old oakwood - and the squirrel's favourite Norway
spruce and the back along the side of the lower reaches of the Allt na Boigair burn.

Kilvrecht Walk - 1.5miles...Allow 1 hour
An extension of the Carie walk which crosses the burn but takes a higher route above the fields next to the campsite hidden in the trees below.

Allt Na Bogair Walk 5miles...Allow 3 hours
A impressive walk following the steep-sided burn through native broadleaved woodland and Scots pine before crossing
the burn to return by the forest road with panoramic views to the loch and the far hills.

Craigvinean Forest Walk -
Craigvinean Forest lies above the Hermitage and is just off the A9 north of Dunkeld

Creggan Loisgte Walk - 1.6 miles Allow 1 hour
This walk leads to Creagan Loisgte viewpoint which offers unrivalled views over the Hermitage and Telford's Bridge at Dunkeld.

Allean Forest Walks
These walks just west of the Queen's view combine varied terrain and tree species with interesting archaeological sites.

Lochside Walk - 1mile Allow 45 mins.
Starts from the layby on the public road west of the Queen's View Centre and follows the path through mixed
broadleaf and conifer woodland to the lochside.

Clachan Walk - 2miles... Allow 1 hour
Start at the Allean car park and follow a route past the Clachan through mixed woodland with good
views over the Tummel valley.

Ring Fort Walk - 2.5miles Allow 1 hour 30 min
Follow the route of the Clachan Walk but continue further eastwards for the panoramic views, before returning past an old ring fort..

Faskally Forest Walk - Faskally lies on the north shore of Loch Faskally just outside Pitlochry.

Dunmore Walk - 0.75 miles... Allow 30 mins.
A short circular walk skirting the shore of Loch Dunmore amongst magnificent trees which provide a spectacular display in autumn.

Forester's Walk - 1.5miles... Allow 1 hour.
Follow in the footsteps of a generation of foresters around Dunmore Hill and marvel at the skill required to create the surrounding
forest.
Drummond Hill Walks - The forested slopes of Drummond Hill dominate the surrounding landscape and provide a
magnificent backdrop to Taymouth Castle and the village of Kenmore,
close to the main entrance to the forest.

Black Rock Walk - 3 miles... Allow 1 hour 30 min.
The Walk zig-zags up a forest road steadily climbing on a relatively easy gradient before turning westwards to the
Black Rock viewpoint with spectacular panoramic views of Loch Tay and the picturesque village of Kenmore.

Taymouth Walk - 2.5 miles... Allow 1 hour 15 min.
This is a more easterly circular route offering views down the Tay valley and across the river to stately Taymouth Castle.
Weem Forest Walk - Weem Wood lies on a steep cragy slope above the vilage of Weem just to the north-west of Aberfeldy

Weem Walk - 1 mile Allows 45 minutes.
The walk rises steeply culminating in a fine view at St.David's Well a hermit's retreat used by St.Cuthbert in the early days
of Christianity.- St. David the laird's son
from nearby Castle Menzies occupied it later when he took on an austere religious life in the fifteenth century.
The wood contains many fine specimen trees planted by the Menzies family in the nineteenth century to provide a spectacular
backdrop to the castle and gardens. Two local men were pre-eminent in plant collecting at this time -
David Douglas from Scone and Archibald Menzies from near Aberfeldy.

Glen Clova Walk
Three Miles north of Kirriemuir on the B955 the road skirts the grounds of Cortachy Castle,
bypasses the village of that name and passes Dykehead Hotel.
The right hand fork there is the entrance to Glen Clova.
Just before the Gella bridge over the river South Esk, the road divides again - the left fork - the high road is recommended
for traffic to Clova and beyond.
The right hand fork - the low road - is recommended for returning traffic.
The two roads join at Clova Hotel and Brandy Burn tea room after 15 miles
From Clova a narrow winding road with passing places continues four miles further north-west to Braedownie
over this section the glen narrows with high steep hills on either side.
The public road ends at Braedownie, but there is access to theForestry Commission car park, camp site picnic area and
toilets half a mile on. At this point the meandering river South Esk is joined by the White Water of Glen Doll.
The massive bulk of Cairn Broadlands and Craig Mellon dominates the scene.

The continuation of Glen Clova turns north here - access to walkers only. Three-quarters of a mile from Braedownie a gate marks the boundary between Glen Doll Forest and Balmoral Estates. Before this gate a path leads to Glen Muick and Ballater.
( The Capel Mounth).

The track continues past the keeper's cottage at Moulzie, crosses the Esk by a footbridge terminating just short of
Bachnagairn - site of a now demolished shooting
lodge - four miles from Braedownie. Footpaths lead west to Loch Esk and north to Sandy Hillock,Broad Cairn and Loch Muick.
The track continues past the keeper's cottage at Moulzie, crosses the Esk by a footbridge terminating just short of Bachnagairn
- site of a now demolished shooting lodge - four miles from Braedownie. Footpaths lead west to Loch Esk and north to Sandy Hillock,
Broad Cairn and Loch Muick.
Returning to Braedownie a bridge over the Esk leads to the car park, camp site and picnic area in Glen Doll.
Further access to walkers only is by Forestry Commission roads and tracks following the White Water up Glen Doll passing the
Youth Hostel (1,000 feet.).
The view here is into Corrie Fee straight ahead with the Scorrie and Corrie Kilbo to the left.

Half a mile on Glen Doll takes a turn norh west the footpath climbing steadily to 3,010 feet (Crpw Craigie) before descending
into Glen Callater and on to Braemar.
This is the Tolmounth now better know as "Jock's Road."
Before the ice-age the area was a high, undulating plateau with shallow valleys. The latter being subjected to erosion by large
glaciers the main valley beds being considerably deep-ended. This left some of the side valley "high and dry". Good examples of these hanging valleys are Corries Farchal, Winter, Kilbo, Sharroch and Clova. Glacial action
is best seen in Corrie Fee, In between these are

  • 1) Mayar and Driesh.
  • 2) Tolmount and Tom Buidhie.
  • 3) Fafernie, Cairn Bannoch & Broadcairn.
  • 4) The circuit of Loch Muick.

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