Perthshire offers walks of all types and levels, including river, woodland and hill walks. Blairgowrie is also the start of the Cateran Trail. Ridgeway Bed and Breakfast accommodation is ideally suited as a base for any of these. 

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For those walkers without their own transport, we are happy to help with local train/bus information.   We will also collect you from (and deliver you back to) the bus in Blairgowrie, avoiding the need for taxis.

For those walking the whole of the Cateran Trail, we are happy to move your luggage to your first accommodation (or collect it from your last accommodation) for a small charge.  Please see special page with details of the Cateran Trail.

There are many good walks within easy reach, both high and low level.  Perthshire is famous for its hill walking and mountaineering, including many Munros  (mountains over 3000 ft) such as Ben Lawers and Schiehallion.   Blairgowrie is rightly known as "The gateway to the Highlands" with easy access to the Grampian mountains.  Make Ridgeway Bed and Breakfast accommodation  your base for all of these.

(Approximate distance from Ridgeway shown in brackets)

The Cateran Trail, Blairgowrie (3 miles)   A 60-mile circular walk along the trail of the caterans (cattle thieves) with accommodation stops on the way.  Please see special page on the Cateran Trail.

The Hermitage, Dunkeld (10 miles) on the river Braan with Ossian's Hall (overlooking the river as it tumbles through a fissure - wonderful when it has been raining) and Ossian's Cave as well as many walks.  Also to be seen are some of the largest trees  in the UK.

Heritage trees  of Dunkeld (10 miles).   Within a short distance can be seen the 'Birnam Oak' (made famous in Shakespeare's Macbeth), 'Neil Gow's oak' (named after Scottish fiddler Neil Gow) and 'The Parent Larch' (the seed source for the large scale plantings carried out on the hillsides around Dunkeld).

The Falls of Bruar  (35 miles)   A deep, wooded gorge with stunning waterfalls.  Varying in age from 35 to 100 years old, the trees provide a natural canopy for an amazing woodland walk.

Faskally Wood (24 miles)  Peaceful Loch Dunmore, within the wood, has an all-abilities path around the loch shore.  Nearby Faskally Loch is home to waterfowl such as greylag geese.

Killiecrankie (27 miles)  Splendid walking trails beside the river Garry through a densely wooded gorge with abundant wildlife.

Kinnoull Hill Woodland Park (16 miles).  A tranquil haven for people and wildlife near to Perth.  Miles of grassy paths and waymarked nature trails through fine mixed woodland.  Panoramic views from the summit.

Lady Mary's Walk, Crieff  (33 miles)  has been Crieff's favourite walk since 1825.  The total walk is 3.5 miles.  Enjoy a peaceful and level stroll beside the river Earn, along an avenue of majestic oak, beech, lime and sweet chestnut trees.  The walk has undergone path improvements making the route better for less able users.  Part of the route is suitable for wheelchair users. For a longer, more challenging walk, it is easy to add on the Laggan Hill walk.

Macrosty Park is known as 'The Jewel in the Crown' of parks in Perth and Kinross - scenic views to western Strathearn from the higher points in the park, the fast flowing Turret Burn, a bandstand, active recreation areas and an impressive collection of large conifer trees create a special quality of place.  A comprehensive park regeneraiton project is under way to ensure that this popular park is sustained as a valuable community resource for future generations.

Buchanty Spout is probably the best natural salmon leap in Perth and Kinross.  There is a giant pothole and a dramatic waterfall on the River Almond, seven miles north of Crieff (A822, B8063) - a short track from the car parking area.  October and November are the best times to watch the wild Atlantic salmon fighting their way up through the gushing torrents.

Experience Big Tree Country - a series of four books by Felicity Martin, each covering 12 walks in Perthshire - which are available for inspection at Ridgeway Bed and Breakfast.  Alternatively, they can be purchased from Catkin Press, Ellangowan, Polinard, Comrie, Perthshire, PH6 2HJ;  01764 670987;  info@catkinpress.com; at a price of £3.95 each.