Pitlochry walks are on a very popular network of paths which run in and around Pitlochry.
The Pitlochry walks are promoted in an excellent leaflet as well as a number of boards feature a map of the 41 miles of paths, quiet roads and tracks, which link Pitlochry with Killiecrankie, Moulin and Strathtay. The walk path routes include a route to the summit of Ben Vrackie and another path to the Pass of Killiecrankie, a very special place in its own right.
Perth and Kinross Council's community green space team updated and improved signage and a new illustrated Pitlochry Walks information leaflet in 2012. The new full colour display boards have also been installed at strategic sites around the network to guide visitors to the paths.
Warning - The Pitlochry walk paths cross land which is managed for a variety of different uses and anyone accessing them is reminded to look out for land management notices advising of any ongoing forestry or other access restrictions, and to follow the guidance given. Some paths are used by cyclists and horse riders as well as walkers, so awareness and consideration for others is also needed.
The Pitlochry Walks leaflet is available from the Pitlochry Visit Scotland Information Centre (Tel: 01796 472 215), for a cost of £1. There is a walks display board in the centre car park too.
The Pitlochry Walks leaflet has the following walks highlighted:-
- Craigower Walk 6 miles (9.5Km)
- Ben Vrackie Walk 5 miles (8Km)
- Killiecrankie Walk 12 miles (19km)
- Moulin Walk 3.5 miles (6km)
- Bealach Walk 11 miles (17.5Km)
- Edradour Walk 3 miles (5Km)
- Craig Fonvuick 2.5 miles (4Km)
- Clunie Walk 7 miles (12Km)
Know the Scottish Outdoor Access Code - Before walking on the Pitlochry Walks network it is a good idea to understand the Scottish Outdoor Access Code, this links offers guidance on rights and responsibilities on line at http://www.outdooraccess-scotland.com/ - it's very useful to 'Know the Code Before You Go' into the countryside.
Smart Phone for Pitlochry walks information.
For walkers with smart phones, you can go to the Perth and Kinross council website, , where information about the Pitlochry path network can be viewed and downloaded.
Help maintain the Pitlochry Walks network.
Volunteers are asked help maintain the Pitlochry Walks network, as the maintenance is a constant process, especially during the summer months when the growth of vegetation is most vigorous, path users can also help with this by trampling flat vegetation on the paths.
Local member Councillor Kate Howie said: "We are keen to hear from local people in Pitlochry who would be interested in working with Community Green space to help keep our paths in good condition. The Pitlochry Walks network is a great asset to the community and helps to showcase our stunning area."
For further information or to get involved in looking after the Pitlochry Walks paths, tel 01738 475000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org