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Walking Ben Lawers, Rannoch and Atholl

Mountains and glens of Highland Perthshire

Walking guidebook to the highlands of Perthshire. Areas include Pitlochry, Rannoch, Aberfeldy, Ben Lawers and Ben Alder. 80 graded routes between Stirling and the Cairngorms explore grassy mountains and include 42 Munros, 22 selected Corbetts, 15 smaller hills and the Gaick and Minigaig passes. A range of walks for all abilities.


April to August for all routes, with April and May the best of all; autumn is great under the trees, but not necessarily on the hills with gales and rain fairly common and some stalking season restrictions mid-August to 21 October; winter is good for the low-level routes and can also be magnificent on the high mountains for those suitably experienced and equipped


Comrie, Crieff, Aberfeldy, Killin, Dunkeld, Pitlochry, Blair Atholl


Routes are graded low/medium/mountain and for difficulty from 1 (clear smooth paths with no steep sections) to 5 (featureless plateau requiring compass bearings in mist or pathless forest; heather tramping; remote high ground; long, steep rough ascents and descents; rocky ground and easy scrambling). No serious scrambling.

Must See

Ben Lawers, Schiehallion, Beinn a' Ghlo; historic passes through the wilds of Atholl; Perthshire's 'big tree country' at Birnam Wood, under the Birks of Aberfeldy, at Fortingall's ancient yew tree; the great rivers Garry and Tay
17 Aug 2021
17.20 x 11.60 x 1.80cm

A guidebook to 80 walks in the highlands of Perthshire. Exploring the beautiful scenery of Scotland's south-eastern Grampians, the walks are suitable for most walkers, with shorter routes alongside plenty of more challenging, full-day hikes.

The walks range from 3 to 45km (2–28 miles) and can be enjoyed in 1–13 hours. The routes include 42 Munro ascents, 22 Corbetts, 15 smaller hills and the Gaick and Minigaig passes.

  • Either 1:50,000 OS or 1:100,000 maps are included for each route
  • Routes are graded by length and difficulty
  • Easy access from Perth and Crianlarich
  • Highlights include Ben Lawers, Rannoch Moor and Schiehallion

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Ronald Turnbull Cicerone author TURNB

By Ronald Turnbull

Ronald Turnbull writes regularly for TGO, Lakeland Walker, Trail and Cumbria magazines. His previous books include Across Scotland on Foot, Long Days in Lakeland and Welsh 3000ft Challenges. He has written many other Cicerone guides, including Walking in the Lowther Hills, The Book of the Bivvy and Not the West Highland Way. Ronald's weekly newsletter on mountains, hillwalking and history is at

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