Walking, Cycling and Horse-riding

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Highland Perthshire is renowned as a wonderful area for walking. There are many places to walk on Dunalastair Estate and in the surrounding area including the Black Wood of Rannoch and, for the more energetic, Schiehallion, a 'munro', half of which belongs to the estate.  The following will be useful:

Black Wood of Rannoch trails

Perthshire Walks - maps and descriptions - Useful resource for finding walks, includes maps.

There is a folder of walks in each cottage and leaflets in local shops.

Horse Riding

Taymouth Stables, Kenmore has closed, sadly.  Nearest trekking is Crieff Hydro.


Rannoch is the venue for part of the Etape Caledonia, an annual cycling event in May in which over 3000 cyclists take part on closed roads.  

This is a great cycling area with quiet roads and challenging hills as well as off road tracks for mountain biking.  Perfect for all abilities.

Escape Route - Based in Pitlochry - Everything to do with cycling but they no longer hire out bikes. 

Our third time staying at Balmore. The location is fantastic for exploring and relaxing amongst the wildlife.....