A pleasant short walk from the car park takes you to the isolated site of the Lecht Mine, a former iron and manganese mining site.
Well of the Lecht
Between the Lecht and Tomintoul
Take this pleasant, waymarked walk up to the Carn Daimh or Hill of the Stags.
Knock Castle is a four-storey, 16th century ruined tower house located on Knock Hill to the West of Ballater.
A short walk from Blairgowrie along the River Ericht will take you to Cargill’s Leap - the point at which the famous Covenanter, Donald Cargill, is said to have escaped Government troops by jumping across the river.
The Serpent's Stone is a large boulder on the north side of Loch Beanie with curious markings. The story goes that a witch transformed into a snake to hid there from a local laird who blamed her for the death of his son.
In 1716 Catholic Bishops established a secret college for priests at Scalan. They chose this remote spot to avoid persecution by Hanoverian soldiers. It was this little seminary that ensured the survival of Catholicism in Scotland and about one hundred priests were trained at Scalan up until 1799.
Chapeltown of Glenlivet
The Oakbank Mill is a three-storey derelict mill building which sits on the banks of the River Ericht at Blairgowrie.
Oakbank Road, Blairgowrie
Blairgowrie town centre is the start point for the 64-mile circular Cateran Trail which offers a network of walking routes for all abilities.
Kirkmichael is around 13 miles from Blairgowrie and is a popular destination due to its close proximity to skiing at Glenshee and Royal Deeside as well as for myriad outdoor sporting pursuits.