High Level (Strenuous) Mid
Level (Moderate) Low Level (Easy)
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diseased trees in the Forestry Commission ground in Blackcraig
Forest adjacent to the Bridge of Cally gate alongside the Cateran Trail.
This extends up towards Cochrage Muir as well as near the Croft Cottage.
Please keep to the paths and do not wander off into the trees, otherwise
disinfection measures are required.
recognise that not all of our walks are suitable for everyone, which is why
there is a range to choose from as shown on each of the schedules below.
Due to the some of the hazards and difficulties involved in the more adventurous
terrain encountered on the more strenuous walks we ask that you first seek guidance from the
Leaders as appropriate. Where
there are anticipated difficulties or significant exertion involved we may
recommend that some people do not take part on some walks, this will be on a walk by walk basis.
walks are subject to amendment and alteration depending on weather or other
conditions outwith the organisers control. The durations where shown have been based
around Naismith's rule but may vary at the time of walking. Finish
times are an approximate return to Blairgowrie, however this cannot always be
guaranteed and depends on where the walk takes place, the rate at which
participants walk, meal stops and so on.
High level and strenuous -
Meet at the
Wellmeadow Car Park in Blairgowrie Tuesdays to leave at 09:30, the walk fee for the
Strenuous walks is £5 per person and for the Very Strenuous it is £8.
There are limited spaces on the Very Strenuous walks, some
of which may depart earlier, and are often significantly harder! Equivalent to Ramblers grade B+
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walks are usually at mid to high-level and may entail significant hill climbing and crossing very rough
and steep ground in all weathers and conditions. Routes will often be in 'complex' terrain. Named or listed hill 'bagging' may be
undertaken as well as more challenging days out. Before trying one of the
Strenuous or Very Strenuous walks, please come along on a Wednesday and/or Thursday walk first.
Mid level and moderate:
Meet at the
Wellmeadow Car Park in Blairgowrie Thursdays to leave at 09:30am and there is a walk fee of
£5 per person. Equivalent to Ramblers grade C or B.
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These walks are low to
mid-level and do not entail any significant hill climbing, are usually
mainly path and track based, and are graded Moderate. This however cannot
be guaranteed as some of the more interesting walks involve going over sections
of rough muir and bog, with some fence and wall climbing. Inevitably
at this level of walk we will often be in farmland, with associated fencing. Some
minor hills will often be visited, also parts of the Cateran Trail. Please note that the priority for spaces on the
minibus on Thursdays is for those who are progressing from Wednesdays or find
the Tuesdays too difficult. If you do wish to take part in our walks,
please come along on a Wednesday walk first.
Low level and easy health walks
for most abilities, from around 45
Meet at Blairgowrie
Town Hall Wednesdays 09:15 for 09:30 with a walk fee of £5 per person, which pays
for refreshments, use of the Town Hall and a bus. Roughly equivalent to Ramblers
grade E to C. At least two grades of walk available every week, an easy
and slow, and a faster version which is longer and faster for the fitter person
needing a bit of a power walk. There is
also a free town based no bus option depending on demand, but please phone in advance. The starter and no bus walks are
dependant on a walk leader and buddy or carer being available. The walks usually return to
Blairgowrie by around 12:00. A loyalty card scheme operates on a
Wednesday, do 10 walks and get one free. The bus uses far fewer vehicles
than if we took cars, and facilitates linear walks.
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From 2004 to 2007
these walks were run by Live Active Leisure as the Stride for Life
programme but with our involvement.
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