Atholl Palace Hotel
At Atholl Palace Hotel we have a variety of walks and jogging routes around our gardens and estate and our location in Pitlochry in the heart of Highland Perthshire, means we are situated in a walker’s paradise.
Walking Trails Near Atholl Palace Hotel
Pitlochry has walks to suit every walker with a choice of pasture or highland, riverside, woodland and open moorland. For gentle strolls by rivers there is the historical Soldiers Leap in Killiecrankie or Loch Faskally forest walks in Pitlochry. Walks over hills include Craigower Hill, behind the golf course, which rewards an up hill walk of an hour or so with spectacular views or a walk from Port-Na-craig by the festival theatre, over a hillside filled with ancient monuments such as a stone circle and burial mounds, to the neighbouring valley of Strathtay.
For the more serious walker there is Ben-Y-Vrackie (2759ft) with views on a clear day up lochs Tummel and Rannoch to the islands off the West Coast and south to Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh. Local Munros (mountains over 3000ft) include Ben Lawers and Schiehallion (meaning ‘the Fairy Mountain’ in Gaelic). It is known that as you walk up Schiehallion on midsummers day, your shadow jumps from side to side. While this may have a rational scientific explanation, many believe it to be evidence of fairies playing with your shadow.
There are many gentle walks to choose from during your stay at Atholl Palace Hotel suitable for all the family to enjoy. Besides our own grounds here at Atholl Palace Hotel, Queen’s View and Visitor Centre which lies at the heart of Highland Perthshire and is the area’s most popular visitor attraction, offers a gentle 4km walk through mixed forestry and some viewpoints include a restored black house and a ring fort and the walk has one of the most iconic panoramas in Scotland.