Blairgowrie is the second largest town in Perthshire, situated on the banks of the River Ericht, and is popular with anglers and golfers. It is also the gateway to Glenshee, which attracts golfers, skiiers and mountain bikers. If you’re keen on walking, Blairgowrie is the starting point for the Cateran Trail.
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Junior Ryder Cup venue
Play a round at Lansdowne Championship Course, Rosemount, Blairgowrie – home to the Junior Ryder Cup 2014 and a 40 minute drive from the 40th Ryder Cup venue of Gleneagles. Accommodation is available in Blairgowrie, which is 30 minutes to the Park and Ride at Perth for Gleneagles.
River Ericht Walks
There are great walks along the banks of the Ericht in Blairgowrie & if it is warm one can paddle from the large flat stones at the side of the River. Just make sure that the water level is quite low as otherwise there can be strong currents. You can also follow the river up to the Falls of Ericht.
The Glenisla Hotel is a great place for a delicious meal or some local ales. A roaring log fire adds atmosphere and the food is really tasty. I took my son out for a meal recently and he declared that his burger was the best he had ever eaten!
Hermitage and River Braan Walk
Enjoy a scenic walk through a grove of huge trees and along the swirling pools and falls of The River Braan. This lovely woodland walk winds along the river & through open countryside beyond the Hermitage in the direction of Trochry, ending up at the lovely Rumbling Bridge and the tumbling water.
Walk on the Wild(life) Side
See an abundance of wildlife in, and on, the rivers around Blairgowrie throughout the year. The River Ericht is a short walk from South Littleton Cottages and has beavers, otters, deer, kingfishers, heron, buzzards, red kite, and a huge variety of other small birds. After 7pm is the best time.
Wee Course, Blairgowrie
The "Wee Course" is the most beautiful 9 hole course one could ever imagine playing at Rosemount, Blairgowrie. There is a loch at the side of the 5th hole and then it winds back to the beginning. The Ardblair Trail is across the road from the "Wee Course".
Ardblair Trail and Bluebell Wood
Near the Blairgowrie Golf Courses you'll find the Ardblair Trail and Bluebell Wood, which offers lovely views of the countryside. It is a circular walk that loops through Darroch Wood (with its bluebells in spring), past the White Loch and back to Blairgowrie.
The K9 Health Centre
The K9 Health centre provides everything you need for your dogs. Healthy biscuits, gifts, beds, etc... and Hydrotherapy, massage, dog training and you can leave your dogs there whilst having a meal at the excellent cafe next door Lochlands Mill.