Cateran Trail (5, final stage) - Alyth to Blairgowrie

Tayside Young Walkers
Tayside Young Walkers
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The last stage of the Cateran Trail (and longest at 16.5 miles) starts with a climb over the hills above Alyth before heading cross country route towards Bridge of Cally. From Bridge of Cally, we retrace part of Stage 1 and head back over the moors to Blairgowrie. Generally paths are marked and there are some minor roads to walk. Some areas are muddy if there has been rain, so gaiters will be a must.

This is a medium level walk, but it is very lengthy, so please ensure you have the appropriate level of fitness and kit.

Numbers are limited on this walk as we will be reliant on some people being shuttle drivers. The plan will be to meet at the end point - Riverside car park, Blairgowrie. Head along Lower Mill street then take a right down towards the river. PH10 6AQ should get you reasonably nearby. You should aim to arrive at 9am prompt. 2 cars will then need to take folk to the start point (13 minute drive) at Alyth.

The aim is to be ready to leave Alyth and start walking by around 9.30am at the latest. Please let me know if you are willing to be a shuttle, as we can only do this type of walk with willing volunteers. Passengers can make a contribution to fuel. There are a number of eating places for coffee and food in Blairgowrie for the end of the trek.

If this is your 4th walk with TYW, you will need to become a Ramblers member before attending the walk. You can do so on the link below:
http://www.ramblers.org.uk/

Important note:
Although I have done this walk before, I am not a trained mountain leader, so please consider your own abilities if you choose to sign up to this walk.

Please also be aware that hillwalking and mountaineering are activities that carry a certain amount of danger of personal injury or death. Participants in these activities should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions and involvement. Attending this event also requires that you are fully aware of equipment and clothing needs, adequate supplies of food and water, knowledge of the group's guidelines on etiquette and behaviour.
Information on the kit list can be found on the link below:
https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/safety/