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One of Scotland’s Great Trails, the Cateran Trail welcomes its first business supporter in Tallavey Cottages.

Found in the heart of Highland Perthshire at Enochdhu, Tallavey is a Gold Green Tourism award winner spearheading sustainable accommodation provision just off the Cateran Trail offering a perfect starting or resting point for Trail visitors.

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Getting outdoors is important to mental and physical health and wellbeing, and the Cateran Trail provides a safe and accessible route for such exercise during these times of social distancing and restrictions.

The Trail is a fully waymarked 64-mile / 103 km route through Perthshire and the Angus glens in the heart of Scotland that it divided into five stages that can be explored over five days. It is managed and maintained by Perth and Kinross Countryside Trust (PKCT).

The Supporting the Cateran Trail scheme was launched in 2020 and allows hotels, B&Bs and businesses of all sizes in Perthshire and Angus along the route to broaden their green credentials and contribute towards the improvement and maintenance of the much-loved route.

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Tallavey collects voluntary donations of £1 on every overnight booking from its guests to support PKCT’s efforts to increase access along the Cateran Trail and keep it one of Scotland’s Great Trails.

Clare Hamilton, owner of Tallavey Cottages at Tigh-na-Croft, said:

The past year has highlighted just how important access to the outdoors and protection of our natural environment are to our recovery from covid-19. We have been lucky enough to be able to walk along part of the Cateran Trail every day and our guests at Tallavey have loved it too. We are proud to support the work of PKCT and contribute to the upkeep of the Trail.

Peter Quinn, PKCT’s Trust Director, also commented:

Given the new year has seen renewed restrictions due to COVID-19, it is incredibly heart-warming that Tallavey has decided to help support our efforts to look after the Cateran Trail given the economic impact closures across the hospitality industry have adversely meant for those businesses. The proximity of the cottages to the Cateran Trail make them an ideal place for visitors to Stage 2 of the route starting off or needing a rest.

Hotels, B&Bs and businesses wishing to also help support the Cateran Trail can visit www.pkct.org/supporting-the-cateran-trail-scheme or get in touch with Peter at PKCT: [email protected].

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