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Cateran Trail

Updated: Feb 2, 2021

One of Scotland’s Great Trails, the Cateran Trail is a fully waymarked, 64-mile / 103 km route through Perthshire and the Angus glens in the heart of Scotland.

The Trail is a circular route divided into five stages and can be comfortably walked in five days. The Trail has no official beginning or end and can be joined at any stage.

It follows old drove roads and ancient tracks across a varied terrain of farmland, forests and moors. Some of these routes follow the same ones used by the Caterans – fearsome cattle thieves who raided Strathardle, Glenshee and Glen Isla from the Middle Ages to the 17th century and for whom the Trail is named.

Multi-user gates are regularly being installed along the route to allow better access for all visitors to the Trail as well as for the landowners. Please leave any gate you come across as you found it, ie if it's closed, please close it behind you.


Check out and download the full Cateran Trail and its five stages: Hike old thieves' road in a forgotten part of Scotland - The Cateran Trail.


Perth and Kinross Countryside Trust takes care of the Trail.

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