NEWS & LINKS

The aim of this section is to provide the interested walker quick access to news related to the Cateran Trail, such as route enhancement, route problems or closures, etc. It is also there to encourage walkers to input their comments and views on the walk.

NEWS

Route Directions
Walking Support has produced a detailed directional document for the route having walked the complete trail and using GPS they have logged all the key points on the circular route. They have then added to these logged points comprehensive instructions on how the walker should proceed from one point to the next.
This directional reference table should be used in conjunction with O/S Landranger Maps Nos. 43, 44 & 53 or O/S Explorer Nos 381, 387 & 388.
o If you think these detailed directions for all key junctions would be of assistance Walking Support is able to provide them for a nominal sum of £2.90. Simply click on the "Buy Now" button and once on line payment has been confirmed Walking Support will send you electonically the O/S grid reference data in the form of a Word document attached to your e-mail address.


Route establishment and development
The route was the first circular long distance route to be set up in Scotland although it is now joined with the addition of a second route in the SE of Scotland. What has been detailed on this website is not the original route but an improved route that has been established to remove some of the road walking.
The improvements have mainly been on the section from Spittal of Glenshee to Kirkton of Glenisla where the earlier route had about 8 miles of road walking to contend with. There have also been some other minor changes for example around Bamff so when walking and using older maps or guides, please be aware that marked routes may have altered in parts.

This is also a route where alternatives are either in existance or being developed. There is an alternative route between Alyth and Blairgowrie that cuts out the return leg from Bridge of Cally to Blairgowrie. There is another option between the Compass Outdoor Centre, just to the south of Glen Shee, and Little Forter which again reduces the road walking on the Glenshee to Kirkton by a further mile or so. It is our intention to add these route options to the website at a later time.

Supporting the Walker
In the early stages of the portal website it is recognised that our accommodation directory may be limited in content as the service providers decide on how they want to advertise on the portal. So until we have a comprehensive directory of walker friendly accommodation, refreshment, and transport providers the web visitor may want some assistance at the planning stage. Walking Support will be happy to respond to walker's enquiries and detail their services in planning and booking, if that is required.

Walker's FREE Newsletter
To be kept up to date with the development of this website and to learn all the details on the Way you can register to receive our Walkers’ E-Newsletter. This is provided FREE of charge and to register it is as simple as clicking here and sending the e-mail. Walking Support will not disclose your name or any part of our newsletter database to a third party. These newsletters will also contain stories and information relating to other long distance walking routes in the northern half of the UK.

Reader's contributions
Another purpose of this section is to encourage walkers who have been on the Trail to post their comments and images on the website. If you wish to do so please contact the Webmaster by e-mail and attach you words and any pictures that you are prepared to share. The Webmaster will have full editorial rights and may decide not to post the data but this would only be if we felt the comments were inappropriate. Any photos would have to be provided with the express agreement that the Webmaster had full rights to display them on the website.

LINKS

This section of the website is to provide the visitor with easy access to websites where we believe there is likely to be interest.

This is split between local interest websites and these that will appeal to the walker.

The webmaster is interested in expanding on this page with recipricol links. If you are the webmaster of another site and think that there is some synergy between your site and this please contact us and consideration will be made to adding this link.

Local Interest Links
Strathardle & Glenshee Strathmore & the Glens Rural Partnership
Alyth Voice Blairgowrie & Rattray Community
Glenshee Tourism Partnership Blairgowrie & East Perthshire Tourist Assoc.


Portal websites relating to long distance walking developed and maintained by I-Net Support are:
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Borders Abbeys Way
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Fife Coastal Path
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Great Glen Way
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Rob Roy Way
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Roman Heritage Way
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St Cuthbert’s Way
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Sir Walter Scott Way
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St Oswald’s Way
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Weardale Way





Other websites relating to long distance walking:
LDWA Logo The LDWA is an Association of people with the common interest of walking long distances in rural, mountainous or moorland areas. By joining the LDWA, you will meet other like-minded long distance walkers and gain access to information on walking events and long distance walking routes all over the UK.

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