Walking & Munros
WALKING ON DALMUNZIE ESTATE
Stop...think...and ask yourself: Am I an easy-breezy perambulator? A seriously steadfast hillwalker? A 10,000-step-counting Susie? Whatever your walking-style, you'll find fulfilment on and around Dalmunzie. Download our 'Dalmunzie Walks' guide below to peruse through walks classed from Easy to Serious.
Top tip: Look out for and read the signs provided by the estate, keeping you right on where to go and which areas to avoid.
- The main car park is situated at Dalmunzie Castle Hotel and is available to hotel guests and golfers. There is limited parking available to hillwalkers and a fee is payable at reception.
- An additional car park is available to hillwalkers (situated close to the beginning of the drive) and is free of charge.
A reminder for the serious walks is to have plenty of layers handy. The weather can change quickly for the better or worse regardless of the season, so you need to be prepared.
WALKING & SPORTING
Deer stalking takes place between the 1st of July and the 15th of February. There is no stalking on Sundays.
When stalking takes place, you can help by:
- Using paths
- Following ridges
- Following the main watercourse if you must go through a corrie.
Please note: There are ground nesting birds of the highest conservation priority in this area, together with livestock (particularly sheep and lambs).
Dogs are welcome, but are to be kept under control, on a short lead when walking.
WALKING BEYOND DALMUNZIE
The most well-known walk running past Dalmunzie is the 103km circular waymarked Cateran trail, which connects Blairgowrie, Bridge of Cally, Kirkmichael, Enochdu, The Spittal of Glenshee, Glen Isla and Alyth.
During July and August our neighbour, the Glenshee Ski Centre, takes walkers and climbers on the chairlift to the start of a number of spectacular walks.
For more walks around Glenshee visit Discover Glenshee | Walking Guide.
We aren't shy of Munros in this part of Perthshire and we're pretty chuffed to have the 79th tallest mountain in Scotland on our Estate, Glas Tulaichean, boasting a height of 1,051m. Each Spring, runners meet to compete against one another in an uphill race ascending this Munro! Find out more on our events page.
Ben Gulabin towers over the Spittal of Glenshee at 806m, and it can be appreciated from all angles on Dalmunzie Estate. The long shadows at the end of a day add a sense of drama and appeal to the Corbett. The foot of the mountain is so close to the cottages and hotel, making the climb all the more tempting. One can expect a 3 hour hike, covering 6.25km, with an ascent of 453m (that will certainly wake up those glutes and hamstrings).
THE CAIRNWELL MUNROS
It's a short drive from Dalmunzie to the Glenshee Ski Centre, which is the start of three popular mountains, collectively known as The Cairnwell Munros (Càrn Aosda, Càrn a'Ghèoidh and The Cairnwell). One can expect 6 hours of hiking, covering 13km and an ascent of 595m. The route goes past Loch Vrotachan, and also offers a lovely view of Glas Tulaichean.