Cateran Trail (forthcoming 23 September 2015)

Jacquetta Megarry

We have just (August 2015) run out of stock of our first edition but our all-new expanded and updated second edition with 35 fine photographs from professional Mike Bell will be launched at the Book Festival in Blairgowrie on Saturday 3 October. With detailed mapping (Footprint, 1:50,000) and updated route descriptions, the new edition will be worth waiting for, but if you need a copy sooner, please email us for alternative options.

The Cateran Trail is a circular walk of 64 miles (104 km) starting in Blairgowrie, near Perth, following in the footsteps of cattle-rustlers (caterans). This waymarked Trail follows ancient paths through glens, mountains and farmland of Highland Perthshire, with fine scenery, heritage and wildlife. The nearest village is never more than 7 miles (11 km) away, and gradients are easy to moderate. The Trail can be completed comfortably within 4-5 days, and several route variants are described, including the option for a weekend Minitrail.

This guidebook contains all that a Cateran Trail walker needs:

  • detailed and up-to-date route description of each section
  • Foreword by explorer and adventurer Polly Murray
  • concise directions for variants, including a weekend Minitrail
  • side-trips including Mount Blair (744 m/2440 ft)
  • planning information for transport and accommodation
  • background on caterans, farming and wildlife
  • lavishly illustrated with 90 colour photographs
  • 8 pages of Footprint mapping of the Cateran Trail (scale 1:50,000)
  • rucksack-friendly format and on rainproof paper.

For more, please use the buttons at far right: click to Look inside the book, view a Gallery or read its Reviews. Visit our Cateran Trail forum or follow our Cateran Trail links to other websites.

Click for details of Cateran Trail walking holiday providers. For more general links, including bodies that care for castles, churches and ancient monuments, visit Outdoors in Scotland.

Cateran Trail cover

Book data

  • Cateran Trail
  • Jacquetta Megarry
  • 23 September 2015
  • UK price £12.99
  • 72pp
  • 145x210 mm
  • ISBN: 978-1-898481-68-3

Companion maps

Our guidebooks include small-scale maps as a dropdown flap. On some itineraries a good map may be vital for safety, and some walkers prefer always to carry detailed maps. Here is our list of recommended maps:

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“My immediate reaction was to want to put on my boots and step out on the Trail.”

Felicity Martin, in the Perthshire Advertiser

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