june, 2021

15jun12:15 pm5:30 pmTake the Bus for a Walk with Janet HunterWalk along one of the prettiest parts of the Cateran Trail from Bridge of Cally to Kirkmichael

Event Details

An adventure to capture the spirit of the car free travel project, with environmentalist and sustainable tourism expert, Janet Hunter; catching the bus to Bridge of Cally, walking the Cateran Trail up the glen to Kirkmichael and exploring the stories of the places on the way. Return by bus to Blairgowrie.

Join Janet for an afternoon’s adventure on the bus and on foot following the Cateran trail for 8 miles through stunning scenery and reminders of the old ways as well as the new.

We will see Blackcraig Castle, and take in the woodland management and farming practices as we make our way up the glen. Arriving in Kirkmichael there is a wealth of living history to discover as well as a pub, in case we are early for the bus. Ideally you will have had lunch before we meet, so bring a light snack and drink for the afternoon.

We will stop to explore points of interest and admire the view but a full picnic stop is not planned.  We expect to see Scottish Blackface sheep, Highland cows and perhaps red or roe deer, red squirrels and oyster catchers to name but a few of the local more than human inhabitants!


Meeting point: Blairgowrie Wellmeadow bus stop
Circular Route bus, walk 8 miles, bus
Timing 12.15pm – 17.30pm
Group size:  7 participants plus children*
Fitness: Anyone who can walk 8 miles with occasional stops on mixed ground with some elevation, styles and rough ground.
Kit: Walking boots and walking poles.
Bring: Light snacks, water, waterproofs, sunscreen, bus pass!
Price: This event is free of charge; grateful thanks to Janet Hunter for her boundless enthusiasm for Strathardle and the Cateran Ecomuseum

*Level 2 covid regulations permit 8 people plus children to meet outdoors

To find out more and book a place contact Janet: email [email protected]

About the Guide: Janet Hunter wears many hats; Mountaineer, Cateran Ecomuseum Director, Sustainable tourism consultant and Member of the Cairngorms National Park Authority. She is passionate about the Cataran area which she has explored and discovered over the twenty plus years she has lived in Strathardle. Complementing her strong environmental background and in-depth knowledge of the region, Janet’s irrepressible enthusiasm guarantees her walks are always entertaining and memorable outings.


(Tuesday) 12:15 pm - 5:30 pm GMT


Wellmeadow Bus Stop Blairgowrie

Blaigowrie Wellmeadow Buss Stop PH10 6NQ

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