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Highland Perthshire Trail - 7 Days & 6 Nights

7 Days & 6 Nights
  • Explore Blair Castle and the surrounding Atholl Estate
  • Visit the Pass of Killiecrankie and Loch Tay
  • Enjoy highland hospitality and delicious local produce
  • Discover the secrets behind whisky making at Edradour Distillery
  • Walk through wonderful highland scenery of the Tay Valley
With this itinerary you skip the discovery days and focus on the walking to fit your trip into 5 days of walking through heavenly scenery. 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. Enjoy the warm highland hospitality and delicious local produce in your carefully selected hotels, inns and guesthouses. Discovering the secrets behind whisky making at The Edradour Distillery and walking through the wonderful highland scenery of the Tay River Valley will make for a memorable walking holiday. We look forward to welcoming you to the Highlands of Scotland soon.
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What To Expect

This wonderful walk is a relaxed way of exploring the Scottish Highlands. Staying in superb accommodation along the way it will make you appreciate the natural beauty of this area.

Trip Style:

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

Activity:

Inn to Inn Walking | A classic point to point walking trip, staying in a different location each night

This trip is suitable for:

Solo Travellers, First Timers

Ideal if you have an interest in:

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

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Grade & Terrain

This walk is graded easy to moderate and includes daily walking between 5-13 miles following good tracks and paths over undulating terrain for at least 6 to 7 hours. You should have a good level of walking fitness to get the most from this tour.

Navigation

Much of the walk is not way-marked however you will be supplied with turn by turn route notes and detailed maps so you will have no problem following the route each day.

Accommodation Information

One of the highlights of this walking holiday is the very high standard of the accommodation you will enjoy. The hotels and guesthouses we use are hand-picked to ensure that you enjoy every minute of your stay. All offer a warm welcome to walkers, traditional hospitality and delicious local food. We do recommend that you book this trip early as the area is always popular and the hotels and inns do fill up early, especially in high season. You will find descriptions, photos and weblinks to the accommodation that we strive to use for the trip below.

Single Rooms

This independent walking holiday is available to solo walkers but as all our holidays are priced per person based on two sharing there is a single supplement payable to cover the additional costs we incur. If you require single rooms within your party we will of course try to accommodate your request subject to availability. Please note that singles may not be of the same standard as twins.

Meals

Breakfast is included each morning while lunch and dinner are not included so you are free to choose from the available options. Your accommodation will be more than happy to provide a packed lunch on request and this can be booked on arrival, alternatively your guidebook also includes details of local shops and convenient lunch stops on the way. Dinner is available either at your accommodation or nearby pubs and restaurants and your info pack will of course have recommendations.

Included
  • Overnight in hand-picked B&B's, guesthouses and small hotels
  • Baggage transfers
  • Information pack
  • Route notes and maps
  • 24/7 Emergency telephone support from our office
Excluded
  • Travel to the start / from the finish of the walk
  • Lunches, dinners, snacks & drinks
  • Personal equipment
  • Travel insurance (required)
Extras
  • Additional nights along the route
  • Optional taxi transfer from Kinloch Rannoch to Blair Atholl

When To Go

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 the trail in every summer month we believe any time between late March and October offers a wonderful experience.

The weather in Scotland is unpredictable all year, 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

Blair Atholl is 80 miles north of Edinburgh on the main transport route through the highlands. By car the journey from Edinburgh takes 1.5 hours and Blair Atholl is well signed from the A9. The village also has excellent public transport connections and is served by First Scotrail trains and Citylink Bus services from Glasgow/Edinburgh to Inverness.

Getting from the End

Despite its remoteness Kinloch Rannoch is well served by public transport. Broons Buses and Taxis run to Rannoch Station (Trains to Glasgow and Fort William/Mallaig) and Pitlochry (Trains/buses to Inverness/Glasgow/Edinburgh/Blair Atholl).

Baggage Transfer

Your bags will be collected from your accommodation each day and moved onto your overnight accommodation. We ask you to limit your luggage to one bag of up to 15kg per person.

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 Blair Atholl Day 2 Moulin or Pitlochry 10 miles / 16.5 km Day 3 Aberfeldy 9.2 miles / 15 km Day 4 Kenmore 7 miles / 11.5 km Day 5 Fortingall 8 miles / 12.5 km Day 6 Kinloch Rannoch 10 miles / 16.5 km Day 7 Onward Travel

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