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Clachan an Diridh

A 5-mile easy section of pavement, riverside paths and railway trackbed leads to Grandtully, where you cross the River Tay. Pass through Strathtay Golf Club on a public footpath that climbs steadily beside the Tullypowrie Burn.

The next section needs careful navigation, especially in poor visibility: it takes you to a gate near the corner of Fonab Forest.

The forest road passes the wonderful four-poster stone circle pictured above, then descends on the Clunie Walk and passes the fish ladder to end at Pitlochry by its Memorial Garden.

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Official guidebook published by Rucksack Readers

The 2022 guidebook

The official guidebook is produced by Rucksack Readers for walkers and cyclists. It offers detailed directions, mapping on 18 pages and 111 colour photos. This 4th edition (2022) makes the ideal companion for this route.



9.3 miles (15.0 km)


Riverside path and railway trackbed, then rough uphill path through open moorland, finally forest tracks

Maximum altitude: 350 m (1150 ft)

Food & drink

None en route except for small food store in Strathtay village

Points of interest

Aberfeldy Distillery, railway trackbed, then a lofty moorland walk with fine views to the west, and passing a superb stone circle, pictured above

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