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Blair Castle

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18.4 km
2 - 3 hrs
Total Ascent
329 m

Route Details

Services: Blair Atholl
OS Grid Ref: NN874654
OS Landranger Map: 43 – Braemar & Blair Atholl
Terrain: Off road landrover tracks, fire and private roads.
Facilities: There are public toilets and a takeaway at the carpark. Blair Atholl also has a small shop and a bakery.
Key Points:
  • This is called the Glen Banvie Trail and is waymarked by orange arrows the whole way round – although the cycle route we have made is slightly different at the start.
  • Avoid this route when the Blair Horse Trails are on as the area is then extremely busy and has restricted access.
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Route Description

After parking at the visitors centre, head for the main castle gates. The pedestrian entrance is to the right of the gates (if the gates are closed). Turn right after the caravan park and head along that track to a T-junction with a road – turn left here and follow the road until you come to a cross roads with another road – continue straight ahead onto the estate track. Follow this track for 1km uphill then bear left down and over a bridge over the river. Turn right and continue uphill

Blair Castle
Blair Castle

When the track splits to go downhill to the right, continue straight on to a gate that takes you out onto the moors. On this gate there is the orange waymarker arrows that this route follows.

Orange way markers for this trail
Orange way markers for this trail

Continue on this track for 9km without turning off.

Cycling beside Allt Camghouran
Cycling beside Allt Camghouran

You will pass through ancient Scots Pines, a couple of gates and into forestry land.

Grassy tracks heading back down to the loch side road
Grassy tracks heading back down to the loch side road

Once you begin to descend you are have far reaching views over the River Garry and onto Tay Forest Park. Towards the end of the descent the track does become quite steep.

Overlooking River Garry and onto Tay Forest Park
Overlooking River Garry and onto Tay Forest Park

There are a few tracks leading off – but if in doubt always follow the orange way markers!

Follow the orange way markers!
Follow the orange way markers!

The track eventually meets another track in a T Junction. Turn right to continue downhill then shortly after this turn left. You are now on one of General Wades Military Roads. This private road will lead you all the way back past the castle where you will retrace your steps back to the carpark.

One of General Wade’s Military Roads
One of General Wade’s Military Roads

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