Pitlochry and Blair Atholl: North Perthshire

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 Length Time
The Falls of Bruar, near Blair Atholl grade2.5km 1 - 1.5 hours
Kinloch Rannoch Nature Trail grade4km 1 hour
Queen's View - Allean Forest trail grade4km 1 - 1.5 hours
Logierait Woods, near Ballinluig grade4.5km 1 - 1.5 hours
Black Spout and Edradour, Pitlochry grade5km 1.5 - 2 hours
Loch Faskally and the salmon ladder grade5km 1.5 - 2 hours
Caisteal Dubh, near Grandtully grade5.8km 1.5 hours
Glen Tilt viewpoint, Blair Atholl grade6km 2 - 2.5 hours
Banvie burn and bridges, Blair Atholl grade6.5km 2 hours
Loch Rannoch Forest walk grade8km 2 hours
Linn of Tummel circuit, Garry Bridge grade10.75km 3 - 3.5 hours
Craig Varr, Kinloch Rannoch gradegrade4.5km 1.5 - 2.5 hours
Craigower, Pitlochry gradegrade5km 1.5 - 2 hours
MacGregor's Cave, near Kinloch Rannoch gradegrade5km 1 - 2 hours
Clunie walk, Pitlochry gradegrade11.75km 3 - 3.5 hours
Glen Tilt circuit, Blair Atholl gradegrade14.75km 4 - 5 hours
Bealach Route and Killiecrankie, Pitlochry gradegrade16km 5 hours
Glen Banvie and Bruar circuit, Blair Atholl gradegrade16.5km 4 - 5 hours
Meall na Leitreach, from Dalnaspidal gradegradegrade7.75km 2.5 - 3 hours
Ben Vrackie, near Pitlochry gradegradegrade10km 3.5 - 4 hours
Schiehallion gradegradegrade10km 4 - 6 hours
The Sow of Atholl, from Dalnaspidal gradegradegradegrade7km 2.5 - 3 hours
Beinn a' Chuallaich gradegradegradegrade10.5km 4 - 5 hours
Meall Tairneachan and Farragon Hill gradegradegradegrade17.25km 5.5 - 6.5 hours
Beinn Pharlagain, near Rannoch Station gradegradegradegrade18.25km 5.5 - 6 hours
Beinn a' Ghlò gradegradegradegrade22km 8 - 10 hours
Beinn Mheadhonach, via Glen Tilt gradegradegradegrade22.25km 7 - 8 hours
Ben Vuirich gradegradegradegrade22.75km 7.5 - 8 hours
Beinn Mholach, from Dalnaspidal gradegradegradegrade23.5km 6.5 - 7.5 hours
Càrn a'Chlamain gradegradegradegrade26km 7 - 9 hours
Gaick Corbetts: An Dun and Meall Creag an Loch gradegradegradegrade28km 9 - 10 hours
Stob an Aonaich Mhòir, from Loch Rannoch gradegradegradegrade28.5km 7.5 - 8.5 hours
Beinn Dearg from near Blair Atholl gradegradegradegrade29km 7 - 9 hours
Beinn Bhreac, from Calvine gradegradegradegrade41.25km 10 - 12 hours
The Cateran Trail 104km 5 stages
The Rob Roy Way 128km 7 stages
Scottish National Trail864km6 weeks

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