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Walks of Interest from our Pitlochry Hotel
Walking shorter and flatter routes
Pitlochry lends itself to walking trips to suit all abilities. There are shorter and flatter designated walks that start in the Town Centre and follow a circular route passing the Dam on Loch Faskally (where you can view the Fish Ladder), the banks of the River Tummel (past the small ancient hamlet of Port na Craig) and come back over the foot bridge into Pitlochry town again.
Walking the longer Way-Marked routes
Then there are the longer Way-Marked walks around Pitlochry which cover nearly 41 miles/66km of paths and tracks - 6 different walks radiate out from the town into the forested hills on both sides of the River Garry and Tummel. You can plot out your own walk using these paths depending on the scenery, distance and destination you would like to cover. Pick up a leaflet from Knockendarroch House Hotel to get an overview of the choices available.
Another natural walking destination lies in the nearby Atholl Estate. Here, the 140,000 acres of woodland, rivers and heather-clad hills offer a network of over 30miles/48km of way-marked trails which show off the highland scenery at its best. From here you can view the picturesque gorge below Killiecrankie and the Clan Donnachaidh Museum - a point of note - the track can become quite steep in places particulary on the dramatic but tortuous extension between Dalnacardoch and Trinafour. Enquire at the Hotel for the Athol bookletwhich offers more information on the 6 designated trails.
Hillwalking Day Trips
A little further afield, there are scenic trips from the Pitlochry hotel that may be of interest, we have created a little table of our 4 favourite hillwalking day-trips, they are all around 75 miles away from the Hotel and will take you around 21/2 to 3 hours to travel each way. Pack lunches and early breakfasts can be arranged with the Hotel to help you make the most of your day.