GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Cateran Trail

62 miles (100 km)

Explore the Perthshire Glens on this circular walk through Kirkmichael, Enochdhu, Spittal of Glenshee, Cray and Alyth. There are lovely waterside sections along the River Ardle, Shee Water and Drumore Loch.
The walk begins and ends at Blairgowrie and is waymarked with a heart logo on a white disc.

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Cateran Trail OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Cateran Trail Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The route passes close to the Backwater Reservoir in Glen Isla and Loch Clunie near Blairgowrie at the start.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


The Cateran Trail, Bamff - - 1533596

The Cateran Trail, Bamff. The route now passes through the Bamff Estate to lessen the amount of road walking, a feature which the trail has been criticised for in the past.

Lochan by the Cateran Trail - - 1038015

Lochan by the Cateran Trail. Probably a fishing lochan, as a boathouse can be seen between the lichen-covered trees.

Glen Isla from the Cateran Trail - - 1112614

Glen Isla. On a grey December afternoon, a short spell of sunshine showed how the glen might be on a good day. The hill opposite is (I think) Creag Reamhar.

Cateran Trail, Lornty - - 1533024

The 64 mile trail uses this farm road at Knockie to take walkers towards the Bridge of Cally.

Cateran Trail above Blairgowrie - - 1533438

Above Blairgowrie. The red heart logo indicates the route of the Cateran Trail as it heads along the track towards the Bridge of Cally. Our route is left towards Maryfield.

Sign for the Cateran Trail at Enochdhu - - 828795

Sign for the Trail at Enochdhu. Enochdhu means 'black moor'. The trail takes its name from cattle rustlers(caterans) who the Middle Ages until the 17th century flourished in the region and made good use of remote hill passes such as this to quickly move herds of stolen cattle and other booty. Cateran raiding parties were feared, with good cause.

Hill of Alyth - - 1555929

Hill of Alyth. The Hill of Alyth comprises multiple summits, the highest of which rises to 300m (984 feet). The path is part of the Cateran Trail.

Cateran Trail near Alyth - - 1556017

Cateran Trail near Alyth


GPS Files

GPX File

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

Memory Map Route

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