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Cateran Ecomuseum

may, 2023

27may12:30 pm3:00 pmFrom Deep Time to Our Time - The Archaeology and Myths of Barry Hill Fort, AlythJoin archaeologist Dr Gavin Lindsay for a walk around the remains of the impressive fort on Barry Hill, Alyth, a hill top settlement


Event Details

Join local archaeologist Dr Gavin Lindsay for a walk around the remains of the impressive fort on Barry Hill, a defended hill top settlement shrouded in myth.

Marvel at its impressive defences, explore its construction, re-modelling and decline, and muse over its place in Arthurian legend whilst enjoying the spectacular views across Strathmore.

Places are limited to a maximum of 15 people and booking in advance is essential – you can find further information and secure your place here.

View from Barry Hill, photo Clare Cooper

Grade of walk: Medium – Suitable for people with at least average fitness and some country walking experience, including 12 – 16 year olds with accompanying adult. Approx. 1.5km with steep sections across open grazed hillside.

Cost: Free

Assembly point: The cattle feeding compound at the foot of Barry Hill, accessed off the B954 (NGR: NO 2616,5014); car parking is available here. Public transport and pedestrian attendees should email [email protected] in advance to arrange car share from Alyth.

Dogs are not permitted on this walk owing to land use and livestock. Please ensure you’ve eaten lunch before joining the walk. You may wish to bring snack rations and drinking water. Be prepared for Scotland’s varied weather with clothing for wet/cold and warm/dry conditions. Please wear sturdy footwear with ankle support suitable for mixed upland terrain. There are no public toilets on this route. Risk assessment and route plan available on request.

This session is part of The Cateran Ecomuseum’s Travel For All Our Tomorrow’s programme which offers a number of free, active travel for leisure experiences co-designed with local communities and led by local people and which aims to encourage more people in the Tayside region to enjoy what is on their doorstep, rather than increase their carbon footprint by travelling further afield.

The walk is being delivered by the Cateran Ecomuseum with the support of Inspiring Scotland and the Scottish Government’s Rural and Island Communities Ideas into Action (RICIA) Fund and Paths for All Smarter Choices Smarter Places programme.


(Saturday) 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm


Barry Hill


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