Things to do: in big tree country
Lochside Lodge : 14 Glengoulandie Country Park offers the following:
- A fabulous herd of red deer, including a white
- Highland Cattle & Soay Sheep.
- Walk or drive around the park and delight in the
beautiful scenery and wildlife Scotland has to offer, walk at your own leisure
and breath in the beautiful fresh air, if you decide to drive you may hire
4x4, or take your own vehicle if suitable for the terrain.
- Fishing at lochan, stocked with Rainbow and Brown
- Castle Menzies, the
clan menzies and castle were heavily involved in Scotland's turbulent and
often violent history, the castle was rebuilt in 1571 after being destroyed
by Stuart clan in a Land dispute.
- Aberfeldy Distillery:
Dewars world of whisky open all year round, discover the fascinating and
inspirational story of a local family who created a global brand.
Aberfeldy Watermill: a unique bookshop,
Art Gallery, Music and Coffee shop all under one roof in a grade A listed
- National Kayak School...in Aberfeldy White
water capital of the UK, excellent for family fun on the river.
The Scottish Crannog Centre, Crannogs are
a type of ancient dwelling found throughout Scotland. They were built
out in the water as defensive homesteads from 5,000 years ago.
- Aberfeldy: voted best place to live in live
in the UK, Shops, Restaurant's, Golfing, Cafe's, Gallery's, Book store,
Walks, Forrest Walks, Fishing, Boating, Cycling and Mountainbiking....and
Cluny House Gardens; renowned for their
rare and exotic plants from around the world including Japan, China, and
- Home and Interiors Enthusiasts, shops such
as Homer, Karelia House, Spirit of Wood, Sonia Cooper Antiques and Windows
stock high quality furnishings, home accessories and giftware from all over
the world including Scotland.
- For a fine Lunch or evening meal: visit one
of our many restaurants and Hotels, Ailean Chraggan, Ardeonaig Hotel, Chilli's,
Courtyard Restaurant, Fortingall Hotel, Kenmore Hotel, Moness Country Club
and Ween Hotel and many more.
For the art Lover: Aberfeldy Gallery, Fearnen
Gallery, Glenlyon Gallery, House of Menzies, Temple Gallery, and the Water
- Aberfeldy Town trail: Start at the square,
where you'll see the distinctive fountain first erected in 1885, admire
the Art Deco building on the corner........following the trail end at Wade's
Bridge built in 1733 before any town existed.
- The Birks of Aberfeldy;woodland gorges of
waterfalls and rapids for almost 2 miles up to the falls of Moness named
by Robert Burns who wrote a well-known poem about them in 1787. The circular
walk also a nature trail with a collection of exotic trees and shrubs, seats
and view points along the way.
Grandtully Experience: Chocolates
hand made by chocolatiers, Coffee shop,Fine gifts.
Kenmore village trail:The village built
around the Kenmore Hotel, Scotland's oldest inn, built in 1572. Robert
Burns stayed here in 1782 and etched a poem, which can still been seen
into the fireplace. Taymouth Castle, a gothic pile that was built in 1810
complete with 18 hole Golf course, the beautiful lochside beach stretches
from the specially shopping and restaurant complex with breathtaking views
down the length of the loch where you can hire boats and watersports equipment.
- Weem wood: next to Menzies Castle paths lead
to St David's well, a natural spring named after Sir David Menzies, a 15th
century laird who lived as a hermit in one of the caves on the hillside.
- Drummond Hill: the hill offers spectacular
views down Loch Tay and has much loved wildlife, substantial remains of
an iron Age hillfort, there is a choice of moderate walks of between 2 to
3 miles, which are open to off-road cyclists.
- Griffin Forest: there is a good selection
of well-surfaced routes around the forest that are detailed on information
boards. Many of them have been developed for off-road cyclists.
- Glen Lyon: over 37,000 acres and offer a wide variety of walking facillities,
ranging from moderate forest walks to strenuous mountain trails.
- Schiehallion: the fairy mountain is one of
Scotland best loved hills. Rising to over 3,500 ft with new improved footpaths.
- Ben Lawers: at almost 4,000ft, Ben Lawer
is the highest mountain in Perthshire and with its Natural Reserve of unique
range of arctic-alpine flora and fauna.. a must for hill walkers.
- Golfers: Our local courses
at Aberfeldy, Kenmore, Killin, Strathtay, and Taymouth Castle.
Described as one of Europe'S finest Adventure
playgrounds, Perthshire boasts a huge range of unusal and exhilarating outdoor
activites on land, water or air to satisfy even the most daring thrill-seekers.
In Perthshire you'll find 40 superb golf courses. Choose from idyllic
parkland settings, renowned heathland courses and memorable Highland layouts.
You'll find Perthshire golf, highly accessible, great value-for-money
and most of all you'll enjoy playing amidst spectacular scenery!
- Pony trekking and riding at Loch Tay Equestrian Centre.
Catering for all ages and abilities - from pony rides for small children,
to exhilarating rides into the hills or splashing through the shallows of
- Fishing, Distillery visits, Theatre, Shooting, Deer stalking, Clay pigeon
shooting, White water rafting, boating, kayaking.
- Perthshire is walking, climbing and cycling heaven. Local fantastic, easy
climbing with dramatic landscapes. With the great Ben Lawers overlooking
beautiful Loch Tay. Here you can enjoy everything from easy day walks, to
high-level scrambles, and long-distance treks.
- Queens View; is also a must.
- Glenshee Ski Centre: Skiing, Snowboarding at the UK's largest resort,
a winter playground to tempt all levels of skiing, snowboarding, climbers....
winter wonder land.
Links and nearby attractions:
Highland Adventure Safaris and gold panning visitors centre.
Offering 4x4 safari adventure, gold and gem panning
(Local approx 2 miles from lodge)
The Scottish Farm Shop and Café
Homemade cooking using local produce…..Delicious.
(Local approx 2 miles from lodge)
Brookbank Canoes, Perth
Canoe and Kayak hire, courses and trips.
Splash white water rafting.
Offering river bugging, canyoning, mountain biking, cliff jumping, rafting,
bridge swinging, abseiling, 4x4 off road.
Biking and hiking
Easy, moderate, difficult and severe routes all available.We keep
a few copies of cycle routes and hikes in the lodge.
For more information on routes and cycle hire we suggest you speak to the
guys at Escape Route cycle and outdoor shop at 3 Atholl Rd. Pitlochry, PH165BX.
Tel: (01796) 473859
Below are a few routes available.
- Glen Banvie Loop. 15Km, 2hr bike or 3 hr hike.
- Glen Bruar 23 Km, 3hr bike or 5 hr hike.
- The Allt Sheicheachan Bothy Loop. 22Km, 460m climb 3hr bike or 5hr hike.
- Glen Fincastle and Loch Bhac. 35Km, 3-4 hr bike ride.
- Clunie wood and the Mast. 12Km, 340m climb. 2hrs bike or 3hr hike.
- Pitlochry, Moulin and Killiecrankie. 21Km, 750 climb. 3-4hr bike, 5-6
- Pitlochry and Moulin.12 Km, 330m of steady climb. 2hr bike or 3hr hike.
- Coronation Bridge. 15km, 2hrs bike or 4 hr hike. An easy low level route.
For walks round Perthshire.
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