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 Post subject: Cateran Trail
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:01 pm 
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Has anyone walked this route in its entirety? I know there is an event round it every year, but there seems to be little info online for the route itself (the official website and Perth Websites are ok, but not great).

Is the route any good? Looking at doing a quick 4 day bash round in the tent around Easter

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 Post subject: Re: Cateran Trail
PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 6:42 am 
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I found this page ?

If you have not found it yet. then i think it can be most usefull.

http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/perthshi ... rail.shtml
with all the pubs around i think you should just do the 5 days version ;)

also found a blog
http://www.stravaiging.com/historical/s ... ran-trail/
and a other one
http://walkwildscotland.wordpress.com/2 ... d-attempt/

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 Post subject: Re: Cateran Trail
PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 12:54 pm 
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Thanks for links.

For a trail that has been round a while there seems to be very little up to date info on it. May just have to go and find a guidebook.

I'm very surprised that the mini trail hasn't been waymarked :shock:

With all the pubs it could easily end up a 10 day walk :lol:

I think my plans may have just been torpedoed by starting a new job earlier than expected (touch wood). Bummer :P

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 Post subject: Re: Cateran Trail
PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:27 pm 
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here's a link re guidebook
http://www.rucsacs.com/books/Cateran-Trail/


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 Post subject: Re: Cateran Trail
PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 6:45 am 
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Will you still walk this trail ron ?

I just got back from the WhW and the cateran trail kept lurking in my mind.
So i told several walkers about it, and most of them where more then intrested.

And i think specialy because you can use maps, compass and other navigations skills on the trail.
On the WhW even my father dint get lost, and believe me he gets lost everywhere.

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 Post subject: Re: Cateran Trail
PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 4:13 pm 
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Yes. Will be looking at walking this if I get 4 or 5 five free days. Looking at the route I would probably try one of the alternative routes, which is apparently better than the official one.

I'm debating as well whether or not to walk the spur on the Southern section.

Would plan on tenting it, but with the possibility of treating myself to the bunkhouse at Spittal of Glenshee :lol:

It would certainly be a little less processional than the WHW which can get soooo busy, even at the quiet times.

P.S. Cheers Stottie. I never thanked you for the link :oops:

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 Post subject: Re: Cateran Trail
PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:07 pm 
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I need some feedback.

should i use the Catarn Trail footprint
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or this guide. from

Auteur: Jacquetta Megarry

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or just both

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 Post subject: Re: Cateran Trail
PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2015 9:28 pm 
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Finally got round to walking this back before the summer. Super middle distance trail that really surprised me with how good it is - the best trail I have walked in Scotland so far, by quite a distance.

Just getting the blog updated with only one day left to write up.

In terms of guidebook or footprint, the guidebook is ok but not great. Footprint probably better. There has been a change of route as well to reduce the amount of road walking around Glen Isla - the new route is very good - not having walked the old I can't really compare though.

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