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This riverside walk links the town of Pitlochry to the village of Blair Atholl on the edge of the Grampian mountains and the Cairngorms National Park.
You’ll start near Pitclochry’s famous Dam and Fish Ladder, which was built in 1951. Peak salmon season is from April to August, which is a great time to visit if you want to see salmon leaping up the ladder, with more than 5,000 fish heading upstream each year.
Once you leave the banks of Loch Faskally you’ll follow the River Garry towards the Highland village of Blair Atholl at the foot of Glen Tilt – one of the most beautiful glens in Scotland and accessible only on foot.
This whole walk takes place in some of the most majestic scenery in Britain, with plenty of trails, woodlands and hills to explore away from the main path. There are also bus and train links between Pitlochry and Blair Atholl if you don’t fancy walking the return journey.
This route was voted 38th in a 2017 ITV poll to find Britain’s Favourite Walk.
*DISCLAIMER* We have been informed that parts of this walk are now inaccessible, we advise caution and preparatory research if you choose to follow this route*
TOG VERDICT: Explore the ‘gateway to the Highlands’ on a beautiful riverside walk that shows off the Scottish mountains at their brilliant best – without having to climb them!
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