Blackcraig Forest
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Blackcraig Forest

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15.8 km
2 hrs
Total Ascent
342 m

Route Details

Services: Blairgowrie
OS Grid Ref: NO140513
Terrain: Forest roads and tracks, a mix of well surfaced and maintained road with sections that are rocky and bumpy.
Facilities: No toilets or cafe at start/finish/parking or on route. Nearest pub is at Bridge of Cally or Blairgowrie is a large town that offers public toilets and a range of facilities.
Key Points:
  • Can feel like a slog after heavy or prolonged rain due to saturated ground.
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Route Description

From the Carpark out along the Cateran Trail which this route follows for the first 2km
From the Carpark out along the Cateran Trail which this route follows for the first 2km

From the car park head through the gate and up the hill. At approximately 2km take the route on the left and continue up hill.

The long, steady climb
The long, steady climb

Around 3.8km you can take the left/straight on spur to gain a nice view, a possible option if you wanted an extra section is to continue down to the loch and back up again.

Cycling within the trees
Cycling within the trees

Continue following the main forest road uphill as it curves round to the right, it will then begin to descend through the plantation with some views peeking out into the valley.

Views from the forest
Views from the forest

Follow this downhill until you meet the track in which you made your outward journey, bear left to retrace your steps.

One of the views as the forest opens out
One of the views as the forest opens out

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