The Fjällräven Classic UK trail starts in Blair Atholl in Perthshire, Scotland and is easily accessible by rail or car.
Once you arrive in Blair Atholl, we take care of most of the logistics on the ground, but getting there is up to you.
A big part of Fjällräven Classic UK is to experience the fantastic nature Scotland has to offer! What better way is there to do this than travelling by train to the start? During your train ride you’ll experience how the landscape slowly changes outside your window.
From the cities of Edinburgh or Glasgow, you’ll travel through the Scottish lowlands and then move into the forested landscapes of Perthshire, halting at Blair Atholl on the southern edge of the Cairngorms National Park. If you’re really lucky, you’ll also meet like-minded people and maybe even find a new friend.
Advance train tickets can be booked here: www.thetrainline.com
Be sure to arrive in Blair Atholl in good time, preferably a day in advance or at least a couple of hours before the start, as you will need to register and sort out food and equipment on Thursday morning. Remember, you can camp on the evening of Wednesday 8th July at the Fjällräven Classic UK basecamp in the grounds of Blair Castle.
The nearest airports are Edinburgh and Glasgow, and both have links to the respective railway stations.
At the Fjällräven Classic UK basecamp in Blair Atholl, there will be a dedicated field for parking. This can also be used for overnight camping on Wednesday 8th July. Please follow the instructions of Classic UK officials and park as directed. You may park here until Sunday 12th July, when all vehicles must be removed by 10pm.
Having crossed the Cairngorms, there will be buses to take everyone back to Blair Atholl from Glenmore Lodge on Sunday 12th July. If you would prefer to use the train, we can take you to the rail station in Aviemore.
If you need to get away on Saturday and miss the finisher’s Ceilidh at Glenmore Lodge, we can take you to Aviemore train station where regular trains and buses link to major towns and airports.
Along the trek, you will have to sleep in a tent. However, before and after the hike you have a few options, some with more creature comforts than others.
Start, Blair Atholl:
Free camping is available at the Fjällräven Classic basecamp. There are a number of hotels and guesthouses in Blair Atholl if you would prefer something a bit more comfortable.
Finish, Glenmore Lodge:
There is a public campsite some 500m from Glenmore Lodge and a youth hostel. Glenmore Lodge itself has a limited number of rooms, but the nearby town of Aviemore also has a large amount of accommodation.