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Butterstone to Blairgowrie
Distance: 15.9km/10miles, 360m ascent
Walk Duration: 6hrs
Spaces: Maximum 10, minimum 3.
Notes: Very Strenuous. Hillwalking gear required. Packed lunch and snacks required.
Maps: Landranger 53, Explorer 379 & 381
This low level interesting walk starts from the hamlet of Butterstone, home of a famous girl's school. It follows farm roads and tracks up onto the moss or moor south west of Benachally Hill. Along the way the route follows several ancient hut circle and later farmstead remains and passes what are shown on the map as Buzzart Dykes. These are considered to be middle age hunting enclosures, though little evidence of this was written down. A cup marked stone can be seen nearby. The route then follows the Cateran Trail through Gormack and over 'The Knockie' or Cnoc ma Har and down into Blairgowrie. Cnoc is a gaelic word pronounced 'crock' meaning rounded hill or knoll.
|Cup marked stone near Buzzart Dykes||Even in winter the weather can be fine|