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Walk 6

Sunday 17th September

 

Lair - Kirkmichael (Cateran Trail)

 

Distance: 8km/5 miles. Ascent 225m.

Start: Mini-bus leaves Blairgowrie Wellmeadow 11:30.

Finish: Strathardle Inn for refreshments at 15:30.  Mini-bus leaves for Blairgowrie at 16:00.

Spaces: Maximum 12, minimum 7.

Notes: Moderate. Hillwalking gear required.  Packed lunch and snacks required.

Maps: Landranger 43, Explorer 387.

 

About the walk:

 

While this is a Moderate walk in terms of difficulty it does cross some rough ground in places.  This is a Scottish Rights of Way route now incorporated as part of the Cateran Trail, and provides a 2 day short circular walk incorporating the sections to Enochdu and The Spittal.  We start near the Lair junction and head west across the old drove paths, across the head of Glenkilrie, before passing near Ashintully Castle and descending into Kirkmichael.  There are ruined houses and ancient settlements along the way.

 

Lunch on the rocks overlooking Glenkilrie Glenkilrie
   
Glenkilrie in the snow Near Ashintully Castle

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