|Date:||Sunday 10 December|
|Transport:||Alyth (Square): 8.40am and Blairgowrie (Golf CLub): 9am|
|OS Map No:||53|
A Walk - Ballintuim to Blairgowrie
Start at NO 101 550, Ballintuim. Cross River Ardle on track to join the Cateran Trail. Follow southwards for approx. 2.5 km to Blackcraigs (110 523). The Trail beyond is completely blocked by fallen trees. Take the signed diversion which doubles back to the right for approx 400 m then climbs up through trees to a forest road which rejoins the trail at 105 531, 200 m before Croft of Blackcraig. Leave the Trail soon after and follow the road uphill to cross Cochrage Muir and rejoin the Trail at 147 483. At 163 460 take the Knockie path as C walk below.
Approx distance: 20km
Total ascent: 340m
Min walking time: 5.5hrs
B Walk - Bridge Of Cally to Blairgowrie
Start Bridge of Cally NO 141 503. Follow Cateran Trail W for approx 200 m then take right branch to go uphill southwards over Cochrage Muir. Approx 1.5 km after East Gormack farm take the signed Knockie path down to Blairgowrie. In Newton St, when it meets the Ardblair Trail at Newton Ter, turn right into Gallowbank to follow this signed trail. After Muirton House care home do not go to Darroch wood but continue to A 93 and on to Golf Course Rd.
Approx distance: 14km
Total ascent: 224m
Min walking time: 5hrs
C Walk - As per B Walk
Min walking time:
Please note that the Minimum walking times are based on reasonably fast walkers and assuming good conditions. The times do not include stops or breaks. In poor weather conditions or if members are not comfortable walking at 4km/hour then alternative or shorter routes should be considered.
NB: Please note the Blairgowrie bus pick up point is in the Golf Club Car Park on Golf Course Road. We have permission to leave our cars there during the walk.
The Xmas meal is at 4pm at the Golf Club on Golf Course Road: Soup and a bread roll, mince pies and a coffee/tea station, £7 pp.