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Walking in the Scottish Highlands

Scotland is an absolute dream to explore on foot and this itinerary immerses you in its impressive Highland landscapes, intriguing history and culture. Visit the treasure-filled rooms of Blair Castle and the walled garden of Castle Menzies. See Soldier's Leap, a famous spot from the 1689 Battle of Killicrankie and the 18th century Ossian's Folly at The Hermitage. Why not taste (and purchase!) some of the award-winning chocolate at the Highland Chocolatier in Grandtully and sample the famous whisky at Dewar's distillery? The towns and villages of Blair Atholl, Pitlochry, Aberfeldy and Dunkeld where you will stay are full of character and the handpicked superior accommodations all offer a warm Scottish welcome. The relaxing walks in the rolling hills of Perthshire through towering forests, alongside rushing rivers and through peaceful glens are also sublime.

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Hiking Route · United Kingdom
Blair Castle Loop Walk
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 7.2 km
Duration 2:00 h
Ascent 115 m
Descent 115 m

A short loop walk that's accessible from the grounds of Blair Castle and from the village of Old Blair. 

from Adventure Macs,   Macs Adventure
Hiking Route · United Kingdom
The Old Manse of Blair to Blair Atholl
Difficulty easy
Distance 4.6 km
Duration 1:00 h
Ascent 32 m
Descent 52 m

Use this short walking route if you are staying overnight at the Old Manse of Blair and you wish to walk into Blair Atholl.  

from Heleen Bosch,   Macs Adventure
Hiking Route · United Kingdom
Blair Atholl to Pitlochry
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 14.2 km
Duration 4:00 h
Ascent 42 m
Descent 87 m

Walk from Blair Atholl to the charming town of Pitlochry along a varied riverside route; quiet country roads, open farmland and meandering woodland ...

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Hiking Route · United Kingdom
Ben Vrackie Lochan Walk
Difficulty moderate
Distance 8.9 km
Duration 4:00 h
Ascent 443 m
Descent 443 m

From the quaint Highland town of Pitlochry walk north passing forest and walking over moorland, before taking in a loop around Loch a' Choire and ...

from Catherine Allan,   Macs Adventure
Hiking Route · United Kingdom
Pitlochry to Aberfeldy
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 15.4 km
Duration 4:30 h
Ascent 331 m
Descent 338 m

Walk the final section of the Rob Roy Way in reverse today, starting on a steeper section through forestry lands into open moorlands and finishing ...

from Adventure Macs,   Macs Adventure
Difficulty easy
Distance 11.8 km
Duration 3:30 h
Ascent 208 m
Descent 207 m

A nature walk through the Birks of Aberfeldy and via Castle Menzies.

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Hiking Route · United Kingdom
Trochry to Dunkeld via The Hermitage
Difficulty easy
Distance 6.5 km
Duration 2:30 h
Ascent 33 m
Descent 132 m

A transfer to Trochry, then a walk via the Hermitage into Dunkeld

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