and Leisure in Highland Perthshire
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Highland Perthshire has much to offer
in terms of sport and leisure from many way marked walking
trails maintained by either Forestry Commission, Atholl Estates,
National Trust and Perth and Kinross Council, or around the
towns of Pitlochry, Dunkeld both of which have a particularly
fine walk network system with guide maps. You will also find a
superb range of activities from fishing to white water rafting,
from sailing to quad bikes, trekking, duckying, gorge ascents,
high ropes challenge, climbing wall, archery, off-road biking,
4X4 driving, blindfold driving, archery, swimming, air rifle
shooting, salmon fishing and clay pigeon shooting to name a few.
Below you will find details on all these activities.
Cycling Centre is a small friendly centre which
provides a range of facilities including: bike hire (including
trailers and babyseat),drop at the top, parts and accessories
shop,help with route planning,advice and maps, bike wash and
basic servicing. There is also freshly brewed coffee and
homebaking. Open all year round with reduced hours during
winter. Dunolly Cottage, Taybridge Drive, Aberfeldy, PH15 2BP.
Tel: 01887 829802
Highland Perthshire - free Guide and Website.
A free guide giving information on 8 ‘on’ road routes, and 15
‘off road’ routes, activities, and all support information
useful to cyclists and families, with accommodation listings.
Available locally, and in Tourist Information Centres, and as a
PDF download on the website. The website is constantly updated
with new routes (why not add your favourite?)
View the latest what’s on info for Highland Perthshire.
PITLOCHRY GOLF COURSE
Open to everyone 7 days a week.
“one of the best hidden gems in the world”
Buggies available, lessons, clubs for hire,
Pro and well stocked golf pro shop on site. New Golf
range and Academy opening June.
Golf Course Road Pitlochry
PH16 5QY Tel: 01796 472792
Safaris • Café • Deer Park • Trail Centre
Winner of the `Best Visitor
Experience ` in Scotland
combining exhilarating award winning Land Rover Safaris, Red
Deer Centre, inspiring walking and Biking activities including
Biketrax MTB skills loop and Perthshire’s only Gold and Gem
*Safaris, Café, Deer Park & BiketraX open daily
*Café & Gift Shop -Free WiFi
*Free safari pass worth £50
in discounts and offers
*Booking essential for Land
Rover Safaris, online or call 01887 820071
Highland Safaris, Aberfeldy, PH15 2JQ
Atholl Bike hire. Explore Highland Perthshire by
bike! Perfectly situated to make the most of some of the best
natural mountain bike trails in the UK. Route information,
advice, trailers or child seats and even a packed lunch! All the
bikes are quality, fully maintained TREK bikes and are suitable
for off and on-road cycling. To book, or for more information
Tel: 01796 481500 Food in the Park cafe, Museum Car Park, Blair
Atholl, PH18 5SP
Adventure Outdoors - is an outdoor adventure
centre offering outdoor activities for adults, children and
families. Including white water rafting, kayaking, duckying,
canyoning, gorge scrambles, off road mountain biking, archery,
high ropes course and climbing wall. Hostel accommodation on
site, open all year. Taybridge Drive, Aberfeldy, PH15 2BP
Tel: 01887 820298
(Robert Wiseman dairies Vale of Atholl
Pipe Band), Highland and Scottish dancing, songs and music.
27th May to 9th September 7.45pm
Gates open 7pm. Venue - Recreation
Ground. If wet, venue - Pitlochry Town Hall. Adults £5 Children
Steadings Spa. SPA. Pool, Toddler’s pool,
Jacuzzi, Sauna, Steam Room, Standing Tan, New Multi Gym and
Waves Hair Salon Tel:01796 481408 for bookings. Open daily 8am -
8pm for members, and 10am for sessions. Tel: 01796 481600. Blair
Atholl PH18 5TE.
www.rivertiltpark.co.uk . Also the home of the world famous
Walks and Countryside Events, a fantastic range of events
for all the family from April to November. Obtain your free
detailed 2012 events leaflet from the Tourist Information Centre
or phone the following Ranger Services for details:
Tel: 01796 481355
Forest Enterprise Tel: 01350
National Trust for Scotland. Tel: 01350 728641
Dam, Fish Ladder, Festival Theatre Circular Walk. This
popular short walk, taking 30-45 mins, starts in the middle of
Pitlochry. It goes down and along the River Tummel, through the
ancient settlement of Port-na-craig to the fish ladder and
observation room, over the dam wall and back into Pitlochry.
Along the route are the Festival Theatre, Port-na-craig Inn,
Scottish Hydro Electric Visitor Centre & Armoury Restaurant
Atholl Estates Ranger
Service offers two superb booklets, which open
up the area to visitors for exploration on foot or by bicycle.
Way-marked Trails: This 10-page booklet provides details
of 6 way-marked routes ranging from 1 mile to 10 miles through
woodlands, along rivers and over heather-clad hills. Cycle
Routes from Blair Atholl: This booklet highlights 4 cycle
trails with a detailed area map included. Both booklets can be
obtained from the Atholl Estates Ranger’s Office (beside the
Atholl Country Life Museum) in Blair Atholl. Tel: 01796 481355
Pitlochry Walks Leaflet,
including a map, provides details of nearly 41 miles of paths
and tracks, offering a wide choice of distances, gradients and
scenery to suit a variety of tastes, levels of ability and
The walks radiate out into the
countryside over 18 square miles, encompassing both sides of the
Rivers Garry and Tummel, following river, burn and lochside,
passing shaded woodland and climbing steep hillsides with
The countryside is famous for
its flora, fauna and places of historical interest. The leaflets
are available from the Tourist Information Centre and many
businesses in the town.
PITLOCHRY PUTTING green.
Described as one of Scotland’s finest putting courses. Fantastic
fun for all the family in the heart of Pitlochry. Putters and
OPEN 7 days April to October £2.75 adult, £1.75 Child and OAP,
£7.50 per family (Min 2 Children)
Rie- Achan Road,on the way to the dam and fish ladder.
Taymouth Marina. The new Watersports and Activity
Centre is opening Spring 2013, offering sail and motor boat
hire, canoe and kayak hire just to name a few. The Marina
provides breathtaking views of the loch and Lawers Mountain
range from the onsite luxury accommodation. The new waterfront
restaurant, nestled on the shores of Loch Tay, will be opening
in the summer.
Tel: 01887 830216
of Taymouth Stables. New all weather school, mountain
and riverside treks - pony rides -family rides and livery. Open
daily (except tuesday) Booking essential Tel: 07809 659 577
of Taymouth Golf Course.
‘Perthshire’s finest 9 holes’ Undulating course always in superb
condition. Club - Trolley - Buggy Hire. Tel: 01887 830226
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