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East Highland Trail

Aberdeenshire, Highland, Perth and Kinross

132 km / 82 miles
This is the first part of a proposed route to be called the East Highland Trail from Inverness to Stirling via Blair Atholl. This northern section of the trail takes you through the glens of the Cairngorm and Grampian Mountains. Part of the route contains a 35 mile section where bothies are the only accommodation option other than wild camping. Downloads of route description and schematic maps by kind permission of the author. (Not to be confused with the East Highland Way.)

Update: Since the walk was originally added to the database in 2011, the southern section of the walk from Blair Atholl to Drymen has been added to the East Highland Trail website detailed below. Between 80 and 85 miles long, there are six well documented sections covering the route (Maps 7-12). At the present time, a GPX file has not yet been produced.


Path Type: Anytime Challenges
Attributes: Anytime Challenges
Start: NH668454 - Inverness Station, Highland View on StreetMap
Finish: NN876655 - Blair Atoll, Perth and Kinross View on StreetMap
Web Sites: East Highland Trail

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Route Description - PDF East Highland Trail  (Mark A Carr  - 2011 ) Download File
Schematic Map - PDF East Highland Trail schematic maps  (Mark A Carr  - 2011 ) Download File


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
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Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger 26, 27, 35, 36, 43
OS Landranger Active 26, 27, 35, 36, 43
OS Explorer 49, 51, 52, 57, 60, 416
OS Explorer Active 49, 51, 52, 57, 60, 416

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Route Profile:

131.9 km (82.0 miles)
2,839 m (9,314 ft) ascent
848 m (2,782 ft)  maximum height

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