explore the Ecomuseum

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The Berry’s and Cherry’s Tartan designed by Ashleigh Slater, photo Clare Cooper

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This short, self-guided walk will introduce you to the abundant physical evidence of Glenshee’s ancient glaciated past, transporting you back 20,000 years to a very different world.

A world-class mountain bike ride on two ridges in the superb surroundings of the Southern Cairngorms National Park with 360 degree views over mountains and deep glens.

This itinerary tells the story of Blairgowrie’s bustling textile mills during the Industrial Revolution, the technological innovations that were made in them and the challenges that the mill owners and their workers faced.

Only a few kilometres short of the official Gran Fondo distance of 120km this challenging loop offers views and quiet roads nothing short of magnificent, with lovely coffee stops and a finish through the Vale of Strathmore.

A mostly flat family-friendly gravel route through the heart of Scotland’s berry growing country to discover the wildlife and landscapes on both banks of the River Ericht, connected by Kitty Swanson’s Bridge.

An easy walk through one of the Ecomuseum’s most beautiful natural heritage sites, through ancient woodland and along the Alyth Burn.

A great tour between three historic market towns that provides a superb day out on two wheels or a great connection between various other routes in the Ecomuseum.

This itinerary is made up of three parts, a walk around the village, a visit to Dirnanean Garden and a longer hike from Enochdhu up to the Lunch Hut.

[BLOCKED BY TREE FALL] A mainly sheltered gravel bike route past an old curling pond through the woodlands of Kindrogan Forest. An extension, for more adventurous riders, passes the site of Bronze Age round houses at Pitcarmick.

A stroll around some of the most interesting and intriguing aspects of this traditional market town with a history stretching back 1,000 years.

[BLOCKED BY TREE FALL] An enjoyable cycle ride across the Ancient Royal Forest of Alyth and past some of the Ecomuseum’s most evocative prehistoric sites.

A circular mountain bike ride with superb views, the chance to spot beavers in the wilderness of Bamff Estate and a great finish on a twisty natural trail through woodland and a purpose-built mountain bike track at Alyth Bike Park.

Explore this ancient farming community in one of Scotland’s most beautiful glens, where little has changed over centuries in the way the land has been managed.

An easy loop suitable for most bikes past one of the many prehistoric standing stones in the area and through Bealach Gabráin, the narrow pass between the Hill of Loyal and the famous Iron Age fort of Barry Hill.

[BLOCKED BY TREE FALL] An all day gravel adventure through the heart of the Cateran Ecomuseum with great views of mountains, quiet lochs, old castles and a breathtaking waterfall.

A brisk walk up to one of the last remaining ‘commonties’ in Scotland, along an old drove road and across open moorland.

This gravel bike route combines great off-road cycling with a fabulous quiet road with rewarding views, featuring parts of the Cateran Trail.

A scenic road bike route along quiet backroads that takes you through ancient human settlements to some of the Ecomuseum’s most spectacular pre-historic Standing Stones.

This walk takes you along part of the Cateran Trail through the beautiful woods of Bamff Estate, one of Scotland’s newest rewilding projects.

[BLOCKED BY TREE FALL] A family-friendly itinerary that involves no public roads, offering various side options to extend the route.

An easy loop suitable for most bikes through the spectacular scenery of one of the Ecomuseum’s loveliest glens – Glenisla.

This route along quiet backroads will take you to one of Scotland’s most beautiful Glens and back over high moors with huge scenic views north and south.

This route will take you through some of the most outstanding landscapes in the Eastern Cairngorms, offering the opportunity to slow down and stop off at a number of historic places along the way.

A route on the eastern boundary of the Cateran Ecomuseum and around the picturesque Loch of Lintrathen, an important wildlife reserve with two excellent cafes along the way.

These three walks around Alyth, two on the Hill of Alyth and one in the Den ‘o’ Alyth, enable you to explore the geology of the Highland Boundary Fault.

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