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Hillwalking & Munro Bagging

Discover the Cateran Trail and Glenshee's 9 Munros

Hillwalking & Munro Bagging

Take in the magnificent scenery of the Glenshee mountains with many low level walks. Good estate tracks run close to the rivers in Glen Lochsie and Glen Taitneach ( OS Landranger map 43). The lower level walks are ideal for a leisure walk with friends or family with beautiful wildlife you can spot along the way. 

For a more challenging Full day activity, there are 21 Munros within a 14 mile radius of the Cairnwell Pass. Munro Bagging has become the most popular activity and outdoor persuit in Scotland. Famously named after British Mountaineer Sir Hugh Munro who listed all 282 Mountains in Scotland that were over 3,000 feet. Today walking enthusiasts scrample up steep scree, face narrow ridges and challenging saddles to reach the summit of Scotlands best known peaks, better known as Munro Bagging.

Glenshee and wider Perthshire is home to several Munros within Scotland and makes it one of the most popular areas to start ticking those peaks off your list.

Munro Bagging close to Glenshee Glamping

Càrn an Tuirc

Cairn of Claise

Glas Maol

Creag Leacach

Càrn Aosda

Càrn a' Ghèoidh

The Cairnwell

Pick up a copy of the Glenshee Outdoor Activity Guide with over 22 recommended local walks.

Cateran Trail

The Cateran Trail is a circular long distance route that weaves between the Perthshire and Angus Glens with breathtaking scenery and precious wildlife. Enjoy 64 miles of Scottish Terrain and authentic landscape. The trail is fully waymarked and can be joined at any stage. 

If you are a walking enthusiast and taking on the 5 Day challenge of completing the Cateran Trail, we have comfortable and convenient glamping pods to rest and relax before taking on the final stages of this famous Scottish Walk. 

Maps and Trail Guidance

If you are new to Munro Bagging or following one of the many walking trails you can find in Scotland, please always make sure you are well equipped for all weather condititions and scenarios. Knowledge and use of navigation skills is crucial when in the mountains, please use GPS AND have a map including a compass with you at all times. 

There are many different trail apps and website's such as: 

All Trails 

 

WalkHighlands

 

Hillwalking & Running Events in Glenshee

Throughout the Summer 2023 there are various mountain hiking and hill running events taking place in Glenshee and across Perthshire. 

Glenshee 9

5th August 2023

Glenshee 9 is a 20 mile race across the 9 munros of Glenshee Ski Centre and the East Highlands of Scotland. The race is in an anticlockwise circuit with both the start and finish at Glenshee Ski Centre covering the below summits:
 
Creag Leacach
Glas Maol
Tom Buidhe
Tolmount 
Carn an Tuirc
Carn Aosda 
Carn a'Gheoidh
The Cairnwell
 
To find out how to enter or the best place to spectate....we recommend the delicious cafe at Glenshee Ski Centre, of course - then visit the link below. 
 

 

 

Safety

Be sensible about not over-reaching yourself on a mountain hike, Do not push yourself or your party beyond your limits and cut your walk short if you're tiring or the weather is worsening and you are not confident with your skills or equipment.

Leave a route card or other indication of your likely location with a responsible person and notify that person immediately of your safe return. If a real emergency occurs, the international distress signal is a group of six loud blasts of a whistle, to be repeated at one-minute intervals.

The emergency number in the uk is 999 and you should ask for mountain rescue.

 

We have wonderfully liberal rights of access here in Scotland Scottish Outdoor Access Code SNH so let’s respect them and keep dogs either on a lead or very close control when livestock are about and especially at lambing time in March and April.

Scottish Outdoor Access Code

Around Glenshee Glamping the usual rules about shutting gates apply, as well as keeping away from barns and out buildings. The same common sense rules apply to your dogs. We have wonderfully liberal rights of access here in Scotland Scottish Outdoor Access Code SNH so let’s respect them and keep dogs either on a lead or very close control when livestock are about and especially at lambing time in March and April.

The estate surrounding Glenshee Glamping belongs to a sporting estate and pheasant shooting takes place from Oct 1st to the end of January. It is a big estate and there are lots of drives so shooting could take place over a wide area.

If you come across a keeper whistling his birds on the hill, this means he is moving them/feeding them. Wait until he is finished  and gives you the nod before moving on.

We publish shooting times in the Bothy when the estate provides them.

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Was a surprise weekend away for my birthday, best birthday yet! A beautiful area and such a beautiful pod to stay in. The Swedish hot tub is a must. Such a lovely family. Can't wait to come back

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Emily Wishart   |   Mar 2022   |   google review

Wonderful stay in the hills thank you guys. What a beautiful spot you have. Highly recommended.Wonderful stay in the hills thank you guys. What a beautiful spot you have. Highly recommended.

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Cat Smith   |   Jun 2023   |   Google Review