Pitlochry and Blair Atholl: North Perthshire


Pitlochry is one of the most popular resorts in the Highlands and has been for over 150 years, a handsome stone-built town known for its theatre and fish-ladder. It is the gateway to an area of fine Perthshire Highland scenery; the glens here are fertile, the mountains beckoning and the rivers magnificient.

To the north is Blair Atholl at the foot of Glen Tilt, one of the most beautiful glens in all Scotland and accessible only on foot. Blair Atholl is the northern end of Perthshire; further north is the bleak Drumochter Pass. Heading west is Loch Rannoch, presided over by mighty Schiehallion, one of the most popular Munros; this region also acts as a gateway to the wilds of Rannoch Moor.


Walk Grade Distance Time
The Falls of Bruar, near Blair Atholl 2.5km 1 - 1.5 hours
Queen's View - Allean Forest trail 4km 1 - 1.5 hours
Kinloch Rannoch Nature Trail 4km 1 hour
Black Spout and Edradour, Pitlochry 5km 1.5 - 2 hours
Loch Faskally and Pitlochry Fish Ladder 5km 1.5 - 2 hours
Banvie burn and bridges, Blair Atholl 6km 2 hours
Glen Tilt viewpoint, Blair Atholl 6km 2 - 2.5 hours
Loch Rannoch Forest walk 8km 2 hours
Linn of Tummel circuit, Garry Bridge 10.75km 3 - 3.5 hours
Craig Varr, Kinloch Rannoch 4.5km 1.5 - 2.5 hours
Craigower, Pitlochry 5km 1.5 - 2 hours
Clunie walk, Pitlochry 11.5km 3 - 3.5 hours
Glen Tilt circuit, Blair Atholl 15km 4 - 5 hours
Bealach na Searmoin and Killiecrankie, Pitlochry 16km 5 hours
Glen Banvie and Bruar circuit, Blair Atholl 16.5km 4 - 5 hours
Meall na Leitreach, from Dalnaspidal 7.75km 2.5 - 3 hours
Ben Vrackie, near Pitlochry 9.5km 3 - 4 hours
Schiehallion 10km 4 - 6 hours
The Sow of Atholl, from Dalnaspidal 7km 2.5 - 3 hours
Beinn a' Chuallaich 10.5km 4 - 5 hours
Meall Tairneachan and Farragon Hill 17.25km 5.5 - 6.5 hours
Beinn Pharlagain, near Rannoch Station 18km 5.5 - 6 hours
Beinn a'Ghlo 22km 8 - 10 hours
Beinn Mheadhonach, via Glen Tilt 22.25km 7 - 8 hours
Ben Vuirich 22.75km 7.5 - 8 hours
Beinn Mholach, from Dalnaspidal 23.5km 6.5 - 7.5 hours
Carn a'Chlamain 26km 7 - 10 hours
Gaick Corbetts: An Dun and Meall Creag an Loch 28km 9 - 10 hours
Stob an Aonaich Mhoir, from Loch Rannoch 28.5km 7.5 - 8.5 hours
Beinn Dearg from near Blair Atholl 29km 8 - 10 hours
The Cateran Trail 104km 5 stages
The Rob Roy Way 128km 7 stages
Scottish National Trail864km6 weeks

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