Walking & Cycling
Walking and Cycling Breaks in Perthshire
Perthshire and the area surrounding Kinloch House is a walker’s paradise with iconic Scottish scenery, some of the finest mountain trails, lowland trails, unspoilt roads and designated walking routes in the UK. Here is a wealth of walks for walkers of all abilities, from easy low-level walks and strolls to those more difficult mountain scrambles – from a few hours’ rambling and walking to a veritable expeditions.
Part of the appeal of walking in Perthshire is the diversity of the seasons – each season transforming the walks, the vegetation, and the colours of the landscape. At all times, some of the most glorious scenery in Scotland can best be enjoyed here, on foot. The nearby Angus Glens in particular are well worth a visit.
The Cateran Trail
The Cateran Trail is a delightful 100km (60 mile) walk set in the Perthshire Highlands of Scotland similar to the West Highland Way. Often thought of as the Heart of Scotland Perthshire has some of the most dramatic and beautiful scenery in the UK. The Cateran Trail, based on historic drove roads used by ancient Caterans hundreds of years ago, takes in the best of this scenery.
Starting at the prosperous and delightful town of Blairgowrie the trail takes in beautiful Glen Isla and up to the Spittal of Glenshee, where in acient times many of the pilfered cattle were sold. It then winds its way down to Kirkmichael and Bridge of Cally.
Caterans were cattle rustlers, notorious for pillaging towns and villages. They were a feared and formidable force in the Middle Ages. Fortunately today’s walkers don’t encounter any ancient Cateran warriors – just the breathtaking beauty of the Perthshire countryside.
Cycling in Perthshire
The popularity of cycling breaks and holidays as put Perthshire on the map. With some wonderful cycling routes and mountain bike trails it’s no surprise that modern-day sports as mountain biking in the Highlands or road cycling on intertwining roads have pervaded the heart of Scotland.
Fantastic local trails and beautiful tree lined roads and routes are enhanced by the changing colours the seasons. The region benefits from a superb support structure of cycle and mountain bike hire and accessory shops
Perthshire is a destination for all seasons, but if you want stunning scenery and vivid colours, come cycling in autumn when the tree-lined hillsides and glens are resplendent with their coat of blazing coppers, orchres and golds.
Off-roaders are well-accommodated too. Here you will find an extensive selection of little used Highland forestry and other tracks, many of which are close to the main A9 road route north … and with our superb hotel accommodation and our membership of the Visit Scotland Walkers and Cyclists Welcome schemes, you can be sure of a warm welcome, good food and a hot bath to soothe those invigorated muscles at the end of the day.