Highland Perthshire is renowned for its wide and varied selection of outdoor activities. We’ve listed a small selection here just to get you started. Of course, if it all looks too exhausting you just want to sit in our garden and chill out – that’s fine too!
For those who like a rush of adrenaline on their holiday, there are no shortage of local options. We recommend Nae Limits outdoor adventures who offer a range of activities including white water rafting, canyoning and river tubing. For more sedate thrill seekers who prefer the excitement of spotting a red deer or a golden eagle, we suggest you try Highland Safaris who run excellent landrover safaris deep into the mountains, way off the beaten track.
If you’d like to try your hand at 4×4 offroading, why not spend a day with the nearby Landrover Experience team at Butterstone Loch.
There are lots of waymarked marked paths in Highland Perthshire to suit all levels of ability, from a gentle circular stroll around Loch Faskally to the long distance Rob Roy way which ends in Pitlochry. Keen hill walkers will find no shortage of challenging climbs nearby, including Ben Lawers, Schiehallion and Ben Vrackie. Indeed, the view from the top of Ben Vrackie on a clear day is arguably among the finest anywhere in Scotland. Alternatively, for the less energetic, you can have a stroll around our 20 acres of gardens and woodland grounds.
We have a selection of walks and maps available to help plan your walking or cycling route. Atholl Estates and Tay Forest Park also have a number of published paths and trails for walkers and cyclists.
Cyclists are well catered for with a wide network of connecting paths throughout the area. The junction of the National Sustrans Routes 7 and 77 is at the bottom of our woods here at Cuil-an-Duin , so we are ideally situated for a stopover on a cycling holiday. We also have secure cycle storage available. Highland Perthshire also hosts the Etape Caledonia cycle race. This 81km race through spectacular scenery will take place this year on May 13th. Here at Cuil-an-Duin we are fortunate to be located right next to the Logierait viewpoint where you can watch all the action and cheer on the competitors.
We are within easy reach of many art galleries and museums, including the V&A in Dundee, Perth Museum and Concert Hall, and some excellent local art galleries and studios. There is a thriving local music scene to suit all tastes, an art deco cinema, and the Pitlochry Festival Theatre has a varied programme throughout the year.
Our local area is home to some of the finest rivers, lochs and sporting estates in Scotland, offering world class stalking, shooting and fishing for the field sports enthusiast. Visit the Scottish Country Sports Tourism Group www.countrysportscotland.co.uk for a comprehensive guide of providers in the area.
Cuil-an-Duin is located within about an hours drive of both Cairngorm Mountain and Glenshee. Both centres have excellent snow sport facilities and offer tuition and equipment hire. For more details visit www.cairngormmountain.org and www.ski-glenshee.co.uk.
This will give you a taste of the vast number of things to see and do during your stay at Cuil-an-Duin. For more ideas visit www.highlandperthshire.org
Wherever you are enjoying the outdoors, please respect the wonderful farmland and countryside that surrounds Cuil-an-Duin and ensure that you adhere to the requirements of the Scottish Outdoor Access code at all times.