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The Walking Rings

Introduction

The Walking Rings of Breadalbane have been designed to provide pleasurable walks through wonderful scenery with the minimum of road walking. Each day’s walk starts and finishes in a town or village where refreshments and accommodation can be found. The walks may be done individually by using local bus services.

Please read our guidance on safe and responsible walking.

The routes are not waymarked, except where they coincide with existing walks or signposted paths, but are described in detail on the page for each day. We recommend that you carry a map with you (map and compass are essential for the Days 2, 4 and 5 of the Clan Ring). The Tay Ring is covered by OS Explorer 379 or OS Landranger 52. The Clan Ring is covered by OS Explorers 365, 368 and 378 or OS Landrangers 51, 52, 57 and 58.

The Tay Ring

The 2-day Tay Ring is an excellent introduction to Breadalbane and can easily be walked over a weekend. The route explores the magnificent scenery of upper Strath Tay – a broad, fertile valley with waterfalls cascading down its steep sides. It has superb views of Loch Tay and the surrounding mountains.

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The Clan Ring

The 6-day Clan Ring offers some more challenging walking: three days are similar to the Tay Ring, while the other three climb above 550m/1800ft and require navigation skills on pathless sections. The route explores the southern edge of the Highlands, from where clans raided livestock from their Lowland neighbours, and passes sites of some of the fiercest clan battles.

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Route Grades Guide

1 – Easy: little or no climb, good paths, simple route finding

2 – Fairly Easy: gentle climbs, paths may be poorer or require some navigation

3 – Moderate: mainly good paths with more climbing and route finding involved

4 – Fairly hard: significant climb involved and hill navigation skills needed

5 – Hard: climb and navigational challenge equivalent to climbing a Corbett/Munro

The Clan Ring - Route Information

The table below gives you all the vital information for our 6 day Clan Ring. You can also link directly to full details for each day's walk by clicking on the relevant number in the first column.

day

start point

finish point

grade

distance

Day 1

Crieff, via Auchingarrich

Comrie

3

16km/10ml

Day 2

Comrie, via Loch Boltachan

St Fillans

4

16.4km/10.25ml

Day 3

St Fillans, via disused railways

Balquhidder

1-2

19.2km/12ml

Day 4

Balquhidder, via Kirkton Glen

Killin

4

18km/11.25ml

Day 5

Killin via Loch Breaclaich

St Fillans

4

20.8km/13ml

Day 6

St Fillans, via Dalchonzie & Comrie Croft

Crieff, James Square

2-3

24.8km/15.5ml

 

 

6 days

 

115km/72 ml

The Tay Ring - Route Information

The table below gives you all the vital information for our 2 day Tay Ring. You can also link directly to full details for each day's walk by clicking on the relevant number in the first column.

day

start point

finish point

grade

distance

Day 1

Aberfeldy via Queen’s Drive & Acharn

Kenmore

3

19.2km/12ml

Day 2

Kenmore via north bank of the River Tay

Aberfeldy

1

14.4km/9ml

 

 

2 days

 

33.6km/21 ml


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