The red stone towns of Blairgowrie and it's sister Rattray lie on either side of the River Ericht where it emerges from spectacular gorges in Strathmore. Recently the area has become the focus of Perthshire's soft fruit growing, especially raspberries. Nearby Rosemount golf course was designed by some of the great early names of Scottish golf and is considered one of the best inland courses in Scotland.
Between Blairgowrie and Dunkeld lies the Loch of Lowes, a Scottish Wildlife Trust reserve where you can watch otters or the rare osprey. To the north lies the Spittal of Glenshee with Scotland's largest skiing area. Blairgowrie is a common stopover for skiers travelling to and from the ski slopes.
Blairgowrie is popular with golfers and anglers and is also the main start point for the 60-mile circular Cateran Trail that walkers can follow around the historic drove roads used in the past by brigands and cattle rustlers.
Blairgowrie is the gateway to Glenshee which caters for year-round sports including skiing, golfing, mountain biking, abseiling, hang-gliding and paragliding. Close by, the village of Meikleour boasts the Meikleour Beech Hedge which was planted in 1746 and is officially recognised as the tallest hedge in the world.
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