GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Blairgowrie Walks - Near and Around

2 miles (3 km)

This town in Perth and Kinross has some nice waterside trails along the River Ericht to try. There's also numerous local lochs and the nearby Cairngorms National Park to explore. Tay Forest Park is just to the west of the settlement. is just to the west of the settlement.
This circular walk takes you along the River Ericht in the riverside park. You can follow a waterside trail north to Lornty Bridge before following country lanes back through the town. At Lornty there are fabulous views over the countryside of the Ericht Valley to enjoy. Part of the route follows a section of the epic Cateran Trail which runs through the area.

Postcode

PH10 6AS - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Blairgowrie OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Blairgowrie Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Blairgowrie

  • Loch Clunie - This walk visits Loch Clunie nearBlairgowrie in Perth and Kinross.
  • Cateran Trail - Explore the Perthshire Glens on this circular walk through Kirkmichael, Enochdhu, Spittal of Glenshee, Cray and Alyth
  • Loch of the Lowes - This beautiful loch near Dunkeld is also a wildlife reserve, run by theScottish Wildlife Trust
  • Loch Shandra - This walk visits Loch Shandra in Blairgowrie, Angus
  • Backwater Reservoir - Enjoy a circular walk around this reservoir inGlen Isla, north westAngus
  • Lintrathen Loch - This lovely reservoir in Angus is a lovely place for a short stroll and some birdwatching
  • Kirriemuir - This town in Angus is famous as the birthplace for playwrightJ
  • Lairds Loch - This walk visits the pretty Lairds Loch in the Sidlaw Hills near Dundee.
  • Camperdown Park - Explore 400 acres of parkland in this large country park in Dundee
  • Monikie Country Park - This country park near Dundee is perfect for a peaceful, scenic stroll
  • Crombie Country Park - Explore the 200 acres of woodland surrounding the beautiful Crombie Loch in this country park near Arbroath, Angus
  • Clatto Reservoir Country Park - Enjoy miles of well laid out cycling and walking trails in this lovely country park in Dundee
  • Dundee Walks - Dudhope Park and Dundee Law - This walk visits the pretty gardens surrounding Dudhope Castle in Dundee
  • Loch Ordie - This walk follows trails around the beautiful Loch Ordie in the Forest of Clunie, Dunkeld.
  • Newtyle Railway Walk - This circular walk in Angus takes you along the old Dundee and Newtyle Railway paths surrounding the village of Newtyle.

Pubs/Cafes

The Ericht Alehouse is a good choice for some post walk refreshment. The friendly pub has a great selection of ales. You can find them at 13 Wellmeadow, PH10 6ND.

Dog Walking

The river trails make for a fine dog walk and the Ericht Alehouse mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

For more walking ideas in the area see the Cairngorms Walks page.

Photos

River Ericht, Blairgowrie - geograph.org.uk - 1033941

River Ericht, Blairgowrie

View over the Ericht valley from above Lornty - geograph.org.uk - 902179

View over the Ericht valley from above Lornty. The caravan park at Westfields of Rattray is on the left and the trees mark the line of the Ericht.

Cargills Leap on the River Ericht (geograph 3804446)

Cargills Leap on the River Ericht. This spot is whereDonald Cargill, a minister and covenanter, escaped Government troops by jumping over a narrow part of theRiver Ericht.

View over the Ericht from above Lornty - geograph.org.uk - 902186

View over the Ericht from above Lornty. The river flows deep among the trees. The windfarm at Drumderg can be seen in the distance.

Oakbank Mill- partially renovated but still disused at present - geograph.org.uk - 2344400

Oakbank Mill-Lornty

River Ericht near Blairgowrie - geograph.org.uk - 1532987

The River Ericht is formed at the meeting of the Black Water and the River Ardle, 5 miles north of Blairgowrie. Looking downstream.

War Memorial Blairgowrie - geograph.org.uk - 26302

The War memorial in the town.

Wellmeadow, Blairgowrie - geograph.org.uk - 687569

Wellmeadow. The east side of the town's central square

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

Blairgowrie.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Blairgowrie.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)