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Walk 2

Friday 14th September

 

Spittal of Glenshee to Enochdu (Cateran Trail)

 

Distance: 11km/6 miles. Ascent 420m.

Start: Mini-bus leaves Blairgowrie Wellmeadow at 10:00.

Finish: Enochdu at app 15:30.  We will visit Strathardle Inn for refreshments and arriving back in Blairgowrie at app 17:00.

Spaces: Maximum 10, minimum 5.

Notes: Moderate (see Walk Grading). Hillwalking gear essential. Packed lunch and snacks required. 

Maps: Landranger 43.  Explorer 387.

 

About the walk:

 

Starting at the fire ravaged Spittal of Glenshee site we head southwards up to the Lairig Gate.  This is a short sharp section and the remainder of the walk is all downhill.  From the Lairig stunning views can be had.  We spy the Upper Lunch Hut, made famous by Queen Victoria and a teapot, though the hut was built a long time after.  After visiting for our own break we head south through Calamanach wood and detour slightly to take in some scenic waterfalls on the burn into Dirnanean Estate.  We pick up the Cateran Trail again and finish at Enochdu, where the minibus will be waiting to take us for refreshments at the Strathardle Inn.

 

Looking down to the Spittal and Gleann Beag Looking down towards the Lunch Hut from the Lairig Gate
   
 Upper Lunch Hut Dirnanean Water Falls

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