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 is about 25 minutes drive away over Schiehallion - Mains of Taymouth trekking and learning centre is situated in the heart of Scotland with some of the most spectacular views and scenery. Phone: 01887 830226


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. 

The beautiful, unexpected, enchanting Dunalastair is a bit of magic we all need right now. I'd go back like a shot and only wish we'd had longer.....