With the country now on lockdown to help combat the spread of COVID-19, taking advantage of one trip outside a day is going to be more important than ever for our physical and mental health and well-being.
As government guidance says we should not do any unnecessary travel, please do not to take the car to visit the Cateran Trail at this time. You may of course explore it if it's within walking or cycling distance of your home, so long as you take care to respect social distancing and keep two metres apart from other people you may come across.
See the COVID-19 Outdoors Access Guidance.
Fancy a week-long walking getaway or a nice long walk over the weekend? Then the Cateran Trail is one for you!
With 64 miles / 103 km of trails, stunning scenery and delightful villages perfect for stopping to recharge and refuel, the Cateran Trail has something for everyone looking for a bit of an adventure. Fill your boots with woodlands, glens, moors and more.
Before you come, be sure to plan your visit. Details of transport, accommodation and where to eat change all the time in rural Scotland, so make sure you are always working with the latest information.
We recommend that you use the Traveline Scotland website to plan your travel as it has all the latest timetables and travel details.
There are all kinds of accommodation options on the Cateran Trail from castles to yurts, you can find a variety of accommodation on the Visit Cateran Country and the Glen of the Fairies websites.
Find out more about all 29 of Scotland's Great Trails, including support services, FAQs and all about being outdoors in Scotland.
The Cateran Trail Guidebook also contains detailed information on planning your visit, including all the information you need on travel, eating, sleeping, weather, underfoot conditions and much more. Visit our shop to buy a copy.
One of Scotland’s Great Trails, the Cateran Trail is a fully waymarked, 64-mile (103 km) route through Perthshire and the Angus glens in the heart of Scotland.
Geocaching is the real-world treasure hunt. Earn a silver or gold geocoin by visiting the 18 special caches spread around The Cateran Trail.
*The Cateran GeoTrail is being revised in 2019*
For those walkers looking for a two-day adventure, the Cateran Mini Trail offers the ideal opportunity to sample some of the best bits of the Cateran Trail over a weekend or for a short break.