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Perthshire In Style

7 Days & 6 Nights 4.4 Read 5 reviews
  • Walking in Highland Perthshire, staying in stylish 4-star properties.
  • Exploring Blair Castle and the beautiful Atholl Estate, one of Scotland’s finest.
  • Dining each evening in exceptional Highland hotels.
  • Visiting Scotland’s smallest whisky distillery at Edradour.
  • Soaking up the views over rolling hills, mountains, rivers and forests.
Highland Perthshire is the Scotland you dream of, turreted castles framed by hills of purple heather, clear streams, dark tree lined lochs, kilted private armies and whisky distilleries. Varied walks immerse you in the fabric of the landscape. Explore beautifully manicured highland estates, wild woodland bursting with plant and animal life, tranquil loch and riverside walks and wide open moorland with endless views. Our hand picked authentic highland hotels will delight you in every way. Cosy bedrooms decorated in impeccable highland country style. Chefs who really believe that fine food starts with local produce and source game, meat and fish from the surrounding hills.

What To Expect

If you want to experience the very best of Scottish hospitality, food, drink, history and culture then there is no better way to do it than walking in Perthshire.

Trip Style:

Self Guided | Go at your own pace on an independent active holiday.

Activity:

Multi Centre Walking | You will spend multiple nights in one or more of the locations on this walking holiday

This trip is suitable for:

Solo Travellers

Ideal if you have an interest in:

  • Wine, Whisky & More...
  • Luxury & Unique Stays
  • Wildlife
  • Historical Journeys

Inspiration:

  • Classic

Grade & Terrain

This trip is graded easy to moderate. You can choose from a number of walks each day and do as much or as little walking as you choose.

Navigation

The walks are generally well way marked and our comprehensive route notes will guide you every step of the way. Some basic map reading skills are required for the more challenging walks.

Accommodation Information

One of the highlights of this tour is the high standard of accommodation. You will stay 6 nights in lovely 4-star country house-style properties. Occasionally the accommodation mentioned in the itinerary may be fully booked, in which case we would offer alternative hotels. We will, of course, let you know if this is the case.

Single Rooms & Solo Walkers

Single rooms are available and a single supplement is payable.  This trip is available to solo walkers and again a supplement is payable for the single room and as some of the costs are not then shared between two people.

Meals

You will stay on a half board basis; 6 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 6 dinners are included; evening meals are freshly prepared using local seasonal produce where possible.

Included
  • 6 Nights in 4 star country hotels
  • 6 Breakfasts
  • 6 Dinners & 1 picnic lunch
  • Transfers from Pitlochry train station to hotel on day 1 and from hotel to Blair Castle on day 2
  • Baggage transfers
  • Maps, route notes and information pack
  • 24/7 telephone support from our UK office
Excluded
  • Travel to / from Pitlochry
  • Lunches (excluding day 3, where a picnic lunch is included from Killiecrankie)
  • Drinks and snacks
  • Personal equipment
  • Travel insurance (required)
Extras
  • Additional nights along the route
  • Room upgrades

When To Go

This tour is available from March to November, to start on any day of the week. 

Time of Year

Traditionally April/May has always been the most popular time of year because the theory goes that the weather is better and the midges have not yet appeared. Although having walked in Perthshire at all times of the year we believe any time between late March and October offers a wonderful experience.

The weather in Scotland is unpredictable, so it is imperative to be prepared for wind, rain, cold, warmth and sunshine! Conditions (and forecasts) can vary substantially from one day to the next, so do anticipate a variety of weathers, and embrace them as the Scots do (with a good waterproof and windproof jacket on)

Getting to the Start

Pitlochry is 70 miles north of Edinburgh on the main transport route through the Highlands. By car the journey from Edinburgh takes 1.5 hours. The village has excellent public transport connections and is served by 3-4 trains from Glasgow (1h45), Edinburgh (2h00) and (1h30) Inverness each day.

When planning your journey by public transport in Scotland we recommend the Traveline Scotland website.

Baggage Transfer

Your luggage will be transferred between hotels as per your itinerary so you only have to walk with a day pack.

General Information

The distances and ascent/ descents are approximations of the recommended routes. Please be prepared by packing all necessary items, for example, proper rain gear (jacket and pants), sun hat, sunscreen. Your information pack has a detailed equipment list which includes standard walking gear such as good walking boots or shoes, warm and waterproof clothes for the cooler months and lightweight clothing for summer, and a day pack.

Travel Insurance

It is a requirement of booking this tour with Macs Adventure that you have suitable travel insurance which covers you for the activity and emergency evacuation and hospital care.

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Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Pitlochry. Transfer to Killiecrankie Day 2 Transfer to Blair Castle, walk to Killiecrankie 12.5 miles / 20 km Day 3 River Garry & Loch Faskally walk 9.5 miles / 15 km Day 4 Walk to Pitlochry 6.5 miles / 11 km Day 5 Pitlochry walks 12 miles / 19 km Day 6 Pitlochry walks 7 miles / 11.5 km Day 7 Depart Pitlochry

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