The Knockie Walk

View north from Knockie path

The Knockie Walk is a varied circular route which follows the start of the Cateran Trail and climbs Knockie Hill, which has beautiful views out over Blairgowrie to the Sidlaw Hills beyond. The path follows the River Ericht upstream, with its waterfalls, woodlands and old mills. Early on in the route is Cargill's Leap with a viewing platform into the river below. This is where Donald Cargill, a local minster and covenanter, escaped pursuing troops by leaping the falls below.

The walk is about 3 miles / 5 km and takes about 1½ hours to enjoy. The path by the river is level, but there are steep steps beside the Cuttle Burn and a climb to the summit of the Knockie.

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The Ardblair Trail and Bluebell Wood

Bluebell Wood

This lovely circular route from Blairgowrie takes in fertile countryside, two small lochs and a lovely wood rich in wildlife. Bluebell Wood is one of THE best places in Perthshire to see carpets of bluebells. Visit in late spring to see the spectacle for yourself! White Loch is also a great place to spot swans, coots and moorhens.

The route is about 6 miles / 9.5 km and takes about 2½ hours. The Ardblair Trail has gentle gradients and levels paths suitable for most walkers.  Bluebell Wood follows some good level paths but also features some uneven sections.

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  Click here to download the Blairgowrie Path Network leaflet.