Pitlochry and the surrounding areas offer some spectacular walking routes and beautiful scenery.
Many keen walkers and hikers head to Pitlochry to tackle some of the popular Scottish trails, and there are plenty of routes that suit any ability. All the walks across Pitlochry, Dunkeld, Aberfeldy and Blair Atholl are all superb Way Marked Trails and explore the wonderfully varied sights of the area including forests, waterfalls and mountains. Our favourite local walks are:
Ben Vrackie forms the stunning backdrop to our wonderful town of Pitlochry and is a top choice for walkers in the area. From the 2,757 foot summit, you can take in the spectacular views all the way to the Beinn a Ghlo range in the north to the sweep of Strathtay and Strathtummel in the west. You can begin the walk in Pitlochry, and the route is between 6 to 8 miles there and back depending on where you start. The trail is well-constructed for the majority of the route, and various wildlife can be spotted along the way, including red deer and red grouse.
For those looking to experience some stunning Scottish moorland scenery, then Loch Faskally is an excellent route. This hill walk offers some beautiful sights along the 8-mile route and from the summit you can take in the superb panoramic views.
For a shorter adventure, the waymarked Craigower Path is perfect for all the family and all abilities. You can enjoy some of the very best views across Perthshire, stretching across to Loch Tummel, Loch Rannoch and Glencoe. The route is just over 3 miles and takes about 2 hours to explore.
Black Sprout and Eradour
Another hugely popular short walk in Pitlochry is Black Sprout and Eradour. This route begins in the centre of Pitlochry and takes you through the woodland to the impressive Black Sprout Waterfall which has a dedicated viewing area. Just on from here you will find Eradour Distillery which is one of the original distilleries that dates back to 1825.
After a long day exploring the sights and wonderful walks of Pitlochry, stop in at Hettie’s Tearoom to rest your feet. Indulge with a delicious slice of cake and a cup of tea from our huge loose leaf tea collection.