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Perthshire


Perthshire straddles the Highlands and the Lowlands, offering a rich variety of scenery. Highland Perthshire is magnificently forested and the region has become branded as 'Big Tree Country' - a name well deserved. The wide and graceful River Tay - Scotland's grandest river - flows through the region from its source in serene Loch Tay, whilst great rolling mountains make a perfect backdrop. Hidden gems include winding Glen Lyon and beautiful Glen Tilt.

Further south the mountains become heather clad moors and finalling billowing hills as Perthshire descends to the fertile farmland stretching from Strathearn to Perth and up to Blairgowrie. This variety means there are walking routes cater for all levels of fitness, from easy family rambles, through longer, more strenous hikes to ascents of the major Munro summits. To the east, the excellent Cateran Trail straddles the border with Angus. There is also extensive listings of places to stay, including hotels, self catering cottages, and hostels, as well as an online shop for local books and maps. Each route is downloadable to your GPS in both GPX (for Memory Map, Anquet etc.) and QUO format.

Map of Perthshire derived from SVG map of Scotland by Eric Gaba; licenced under CCSA.


Pitlochry, Blair Atholl, Loch Rannoch Loch Tay, Aberfeldy, Killin and Glen Lyon Dunkeld and Blairgowrie Crieff, Comrie, Aucherarder Perth, Kinross Go to CAIRNGORMS Go to CAIRNGORMS Go to LOCH LOMOND and THE TROSSACHS Go to FIFE and STIRLING Go to FORT WILLIAM Go to ANGUS

Walking can be dangerous and is done entirely at your own risk. Information is provided free of charge; it is each walker's responsibility to check it and navigate using a map and compass.