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Walking Scotland - walk scotland from Alyth bed breakfast
Cateran Trail bed and breakfast accommodation.
The Cateran country Trail GeoTour with free collectable Geocoins.
A five night serviced walk Alyth, Blairgowrie, Bridge of Cally,
Glenshee, Kirkmichael, Glenisla

Stay all week and have yourself transported every day on the Cateran Trail
for around £100.00 per person. Cheaper than moving your baggage!

Or Commence the circular walk of  The Cateran Trail in Cateran Country
at Old Stables, Alyth.

The advantages being: -
Your car will be in our off road car park which is overlooked by the house and
self catering property.
You will not require to transport your luggage every night.
 If possible I will offer a room with a bath.
I will assist you in booking the other nights accommodation if you wish.
Travel from home and stay overnight at Old Stables before starting your walk.

Day one

Catch a bus/taxi to Blairgowrie then walk to
Bridge of Cally where you stay overnight

Day two

Walk to Kirkmichael and stay.

Day three

Walk to Spittal of Glenshee and stay somewhere overnight.

Day four

Walk to Kirkton of Glenisla and stay overnight.

Day five

Walk to Old Stables Alyth and stay.

Day six

Walk to Bridge of Cally on The Cateran Trail or Blairgowrie via Drimmie Wood and catch a taxi back to Old Stables & stay overnight.

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Cateran Trail

Souvenir mugs available at Old Stables b&b Alyth PH118BT.
Have you, family or friends walked the Cateran Trail?
Fine china commemorative mugs available.
Please call 01828 632 547 or email
Wrapped in tissue and in a white box - £9.50
plus p&p at cost.

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Walk East Scotland and The Cateran Trail in cateran country - a fully waymarked circular walking route.
Signposts, stiles and bridges marked with cateran trail logo and direction arrows
allow for easy route identification.
The Cateran Trail - 4 or 5 days - or in stages from bed a
nd breakfast in Alyth, Blairgowrie.
Follow old drove roads, ancient tracks, minor roads
, the walk passes through farmland and forests.
Start walking at any point on this circular route.


Blairgowrie - Bridge of Cally or

Alyth to Bridge of Cally - 9 miles/15km

Walk north west out of Alyth, the Cateran Trail uses moorland and estate roads.
Walkers are rewarded with extensive views since the they twice climbs to over 950ft above sea level. Walk the descent into Bridge of Cally, mainly on tarmac, using minor roads.
Bridge of Cally Hotel, located close to the old bridge above the River Ericht.

Bridge of Cally to Kirkmichael - 8 miles/13½km

For the next 8 miles the the walk winds its way through soft green contours of Strathardle glen.
In past times this glen was lucrative plundering ground for the Caterans, who seized cattle grazing in pastures. Near Bridge of Cally the Trail passes through Blackcraig Forest where roe deer and red squirrels may be spotted. Woodland, moorland and farmland are all features of this section before the descent into Kirkmichael village
with a range of eating places, bed breakfasts and hotels.

Kirkmichael via Enochdhu to Spittal of Glenshee
- 8 miles/13km

This part of the trail follows a hill pass from Enochdhu to Spittal of Glenshee. Enochdhu means `black meadow` or `moor.` This settlement was once a gathering point for Caterans following a raid. Since the cateran trail rises to over 700 metres above sea level spectacular views are guaranteed.
It’s possible to glimpse red deer and eagle. A timber hut, by the side of the path, has been provided by the estate, an ideal resting place. The descent to Spittal of Glenshee is dramatic.
Accommodation is available at  Glenkilrie bed breakfast, Inveredrie b&b,
Dalhenzean bed and breakfast and Gulabin

Spittal of Glenshee via Blacklunans to Kirkton of Glenisla - 14 miles/22½km
Departing Spittal of Glenshee the cateran trail heads southwards across the hillside and follows the Shee Water past Dalnaglar Castle into the fertile farmlands of Glenisla. The first 5 miles of this stretch are rough moorland path, then via quiet minor roads past the stunning Forter Castle. Energetic walkers may wish to
take the alternative route into Glenisla by crossing Mount Blair. The terrain is largely heathery, the summit offers a panoramic views of surrounding countryside.
Staying on the Trail the route passes Auchintaple Loch and Loch Shandra. The village of Glenisla with a
hotel and bed and breakfast Glenmarkie, West Freuchies and nearby Purgavie farmhouse sits on the
banks of the River Isla, an ideal location for refreshments, a hearty dinner and good nights sleep.

Kirkton of Glenisla to Alyth - 11 miles/17½km
Walk the Trail  through forest and farmland to the historic and picturesque burgh town
of Alyth. The area around Alyth has strong links to Arthurian legends and it is believed that Queen Guinevere was held captive by King Mordred at his Fort on nearby Barry Hill. The route crosses Alyth Hill, rising steeply
on the edge of the town, before meandering down Toutie Street. Cattle were driven up Toutie Street to grazing
pastures on Alyth hill. The street is evocatively named after the noise from the herd-boy's horn. The River Queich or Alyth Burn as it is locally know, runs through the centre of the town. It rises in what was the Forest of Alyth where in 1326, King Robert the Bruce, reputedly hunted stag prior to the signing of charters relating to
the Abbeys of Arbroath and Scone. Walk the Alyth Den a S.S.S.I. it meets up with the cateran trail
on the way to Bridge of Cally. Alyth is a traditional farming town with a local Alyth
hotel, and established bed & breakfast Old Stables where you may leave your car
by arrangement.

Good restaurants, shops, cafes and pubs.

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Walk Cateran Trail from Old Stables - STB Four Star Bed and breakfast accommodation
Scotland, stay more than one night and leave your car in private off street car park.

Old Stables, bed and breakfast accommodation Losset Rd, Alyth, Blairgowrie
Perthshire PH11 8BT. Scotland
Tel +44 (0)1828 632547

email: eileen