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.
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Mar Lodge Estate is made up of more than 29,000 hectares of astonishing Scottish landscape: heather-covered moorland, Caledonian pine forest, towering mountains. There are 15 Munros on the estate (mountains over 914m/3,000ft high), including 4 of... read more