Scenic circular walking route in the Heart of Scotland
64 miles / 103 kilometres

This is a walking route full of breathtaking landscapes with a wide range of changing terrain that should suit long distance walkers of any age. Situated on the southern end of the Highlands in the Heart of Perthshire and the Angus Glens this route provides the walker with a true feel of Scottish landscape and offers a glimpse of the lifestyle of the Caterans in the 15th to 17th centuries.

Ideally split into 5 stages, all with their unique range of countryside and walking, this is a walk to suit most groups. If you want longer sections the route can be easily broken into a four or even three day walk making use of some of the alternative route sections that are available to this trail.

The trail is very well waymarked so with the appropriate maps and supporting directional data it is straightforward to navigate. But like all walks in the Highlands, there are some sections particularly in the northern areas where walkers must recognise the need to be suitably prepared for walking in higher hills where weather can change so quickly.

The Cateran trail was developed by Perth & Kinross Countryside Trust (PKCT) with the support of the local landowners. PKCT manages and actively promotes the Trail and the official website can be found at
The website tells the story of the marauding cattle thieves, the Caterans, after whom the Trail is named, and provides details and interesting snippets about the areas through which you will pass. It also provides an interactive map of the route which is available for download and printing.
To find out more about the work of PKCT visit

This website has been developed collaboratively between Walking Support and I-Net Support. The former is a guiding, booking and support services business specialising in long distance walking routes where we have practical knowledge and experience of the trails we promote. Although this route has been in existence for some years it is only in 2009 that we have started to promote the route.
This site, in keeping with other I-Net Support portal sites, offers the following key information:-

In addition, the Cateran Trail website has a picture gallery of views from the route. To access this simply click here.

The map images used on this website have been produced from the Ordnance Survey Get-a-Map service. Images reproduced with kind permission of Ordnance Survey and Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland.

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