Blairgowrie & East Perthshire

Walking Festival


15th September - 17th September 2017

NSC Outdoor Adventures

Strathmore & The Glens Rural Partnership

NikWax Waterproofing

The Co-Operative

Ben's Insect Repellents

Walkers Shortbread

Boots the Chemist



Contact    Information    Weather Forecast    How to get Here


Booking Form and Schedule

Photo Album links from the 2016 event


Our programme for 2017 is now open for booking. 

Sorry all places on walk 1 are now allocated, if you wish to go on the reserve list please book as normal, and you will go up the list if there are any withdrawals.

Each walk is linear and we provide minibus transport from the event meeting area in Blairgowrie Wellmeadow.  Our flagship walk is the Lairig Ghru, a stunning and scenic long distance trek which we will be doing (wind permitting) from north to south.  In addition we offer a range of less demanding walks on parts of the Cateran Trail and surrounding areas.  All walks are led by qualified guides.

Photo Album links for the 2016 event on facebook.

The festival is organised on a voluntary basis by 

Blairgowrie and District Next Steps, supported by

NSC Outdoor Adventures, and Strathmore and the Glens.


Accommodation in the area can be arranged through the Tourist Information Centre or the Angus Hotel.  How to get here.


If you can't make this year's event or would like to go a little bit further, then similar walks, training including the new Mountain Training Hill and Mountain Skills scheme, National Navigation Awards, and other opportunities are available throughout the year by visiting NSC Outdoor Adventures.  If you live in the area then you can take part in our regular weekly walking group Blairgowrie and District Next Steps, who oversee, manage  plan and run the festival.

All photographs on this web site have copyright asserted, which unless stated otherwise belongs to Nick Cole.  They may not be copied, distributed or reproduced by any means, or in any form, without prior written permission.




A drove of mountain hares on Glas Maol


Caenlochan Glen from the west before descending

Mackenzie's Meridian





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