Reviews of Cateran Trail

The reviews below refer to "Cateran Trail" published by Rucksack Readers. To find out more about this book, click on its cover or Look inside its pages or visit its Gallery.

Extract from a review in an online magazine

Some historic and folk tales add colour to the walk and there is information on farming in the area and its history. The author explains the classification of munros, corbetts and graham, and details of these hills close to the route. The guidebook has information on wildlife likely to be encountered while walking the Cateran Trail.

There’s enough detail on points of interest to enhance a walker’s experience, and potential navigational pitfalls are marked by a warning symbol. Lovers of legend can make a short detour near Spittal of Glenshee to visit four standing stones, supposedly the grave of pan-Celtic warrior Diarmid.

This useful guidebook is nicely written, with comprehensive directions and commentary on the countryside, fauna and history of this area bordering the southern Highlands, on a trail that’s an ideal introduction to those new to long-distance, multi-day routes.

Bob Smith in Grough - read the full review here:

Reaction to the Auchintaple Loch loop

We followed your new route via Auchentaple Loch and Loch Shandra to the pub at Kirkton of Glenisla. Although the old route via Blacklunans and Drumore is most attractive, the new off-road trail is even better. The views of the valleys, rolling hills and distant snow-capped mountains were superb. It really is a great service that you provide.

HT, a customer from Milngavie, near Glasgow

Comment on the improved offroad section

An excellent guidebook which made the whole walk very straightforward. I did the new Dalnaglar to Kirkton of Glenisla route and it was lovely, with the lochs and deer in the heather, plus lots of interesting birds. Thank you once again.

BB, a customer from Edinburgh

"An invaluable guidebook" - the Perthshire Advertiser

My immediate reaction, on receiving and looking at the guidebook, was to want to put on my boots and step out on the Trail. The informative background, clear instructions and attractive photographs make it appear a very appealing route ... Separate boxes highlight many points of interest that could easily be missed, such as Diarmid's Tomb near the Spittal of Glenshee. I particularly like the way the drop-down map can be folded away at the page you are at, so you can easily find your place again.

Excerpted from Felicity Martin's review (PA 24.9.04,p 26)

From a customer in Blairgowrie

It is a beautifully produced and informative little book and I look forward to walking the route.

By email

From an online review

Another of Rucksack Reader's excellent waterproof guides ... the Cateran Trail allows walkers to appreciate the beauty of an all too often overlooked area of the country.

Undiscovered Scotland

Printed book £12.99

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Our expanded and updated second edition with 35 fine photographs from professional Mike Bell was launched in Blairgowrie in 2015. With detailed mapping (Footprint,… more about Cateran Trail »