There are parts of the Cateran Trail which follow traditional routes used by cattle drovers until the beginning of the 19th century to bring their cattle south from Deeside to Strathmore and from there to the Falkirk Tryst. From Braemar one route ran via Glen Callater to the head of Glenisla, and thence south to Alyth, while another ran via Glen Clunie and Glen Beag to the Spittal of Genshee, and from there to Kirkmichael in Strathardle, before cutting through the hills from there via Glenderby to Ballinluig in Strathtay. There were traditional stances, as at Kirkmichael, where the drovers could rest, and gather extra cattle on their way.