Walks in Perthshire - Blair Atholl Trails

There are many different walks in Perthshire, covering all distances and catering for all abilities - listed here are a selection of some of the most popular. Call in at the Information Centre in Blair Atholl or contact the Ranger Service for more detailed advice. 

Waymarked Trails from Blair Atholl

In our booklet you will find detailed routes for six walks in Perthshire, varying in length from 1 mile to 10 miles, all starting from the Glen Tilt Car Park near Blair Atholl.

  • Red Squirrel Trail - 1 mile (1.6km). 
    An easy woodland walk that presents you with a good chance of seeing squirrels.
  • Banvie Burn Trail - 3 miles (4.8km) or shortcut 2 miles (3.2km).
    An easy walk beside the tumbling Banvie Burn. Please note the burn runs through a steep gorge in places, so children and dogs need close supervision. 
  • Farm & Forest Trail - 4 miles (6.4km).
    An easy walk that takes you up above Glen Tilt for excellent views of the nearby mountains, and returns along the glen. 
  • Woodend Trail - 4.5 miles (7.2km).
    An easy walk through woods and farmland with lovely views of Strathgarry. 
  • Glen Banvie Trail - 9 miles (14.5km).
    Moderate, a longer walk, but all on good tracks, taking you through the woods and out on to the open moor. 
  • Glen Tilt Trail - 10 miles (16km) moderate or shortcut 6 miles (9.6km).
     A fine walk up one side of Glen Tilt and down the other. Some rough paths and stream crossings. This walk passes through sheep grazings for most of its route, so dogs should be kept on leads.

The full-colour booklet, featuring maps and photographs, is available printed for £1.20 from Atholl Estates Information Centre (seasonal), Blair Castle Gift Shop, Blair Castle Caravan Park reception or Pitlochry Tourist Information Centre. The booklet can also be downloaded as a pdf here. We can also offer a leaflet that provides supplementary route information on our trails for people with impaired mobility. 

Way-Marked Trails at Logierait

There are two way-marked walking trails and one cycling trail at Logierait Woods. Routes are shown on an information board in the car park. Logierait Woods lie approximately half a mile north of Logierait on the Dunfallandy road.

  • Granny Pine Trail - 2 miles. 
    An easy woodland walk with fine views across Strathtay.  
  • Top of the Hill Trail - 4 miles. 
    A more strenuous walk on rougher paths, with fine views across to Pitlochry and Ben Vrackie.  
  • Killiechangie Bike Trail - 3 miles one-way, 6 miles return. 
    An easy, off-road route through the woods bringing you out just a bit south of Pitlochry. Make it a circuit by cycling back on the scenic back road to the car park.

Countryside Trails in Dunkeld

The trails in Dunkeld are not way-marked but there is an orientation map in the Cally Car Park and a leaflet is available from the Dunkeld Tourist Information Centre. Alternatively you can download the PDF version of the map and trail directions here or the map only here.

  • Cally to Loch Ordie circuit - 11 miles.
    A very scenic route with no steep ups or downs. 
  • Rair to Guay circuit - 10 miles .
    A varied walk of lochs, woods and fields. 
  • Atholl Woods Walk 6.5 or 5 miles. 
    Superb views and varied terrain. This route can be muddy.

The paths link lochs, woodland and moorland, and, as with all walks in Perthshire, the scenery in this area is superb. The most popular routes are the track to Loch Ordie and the Council-managed Atholl Woods Walk (7 miles).

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