From fascinating highland safaris and scary white water rafting to fishing, field sports and golf and the more leisurely pursuits of visiting castles and gardens, quality shopping, Pitlochry theatre, galleries …… The choice is yours, the choice is endless.
Rannoch is a haven of peace where you have a large choice of places to walk from easy to difficult and from forest to hills and loch shores. A great place to cycle, too.
Holiday cottage guests find that there is something for every taste and age and they keep coming back.
Perthshire Walks - maps and descriptions
Useful resource for finding walks, includes maps.
Pocket Walks booklets: Useful booklets of walks in the area.
For weather forecasts for the area click on Mountain Forecasts
Please remember that walking in these remote areas requires proper equipment for the terrain whatever the weather, as it can turn nasty very quickly if the mist comes down. You can get advice from Scottish Mountain Safety and Skills. It is important to wear suitable footwear and to carry extra warm clothing and a compass. Do not depend on a mobile phone as there may not always be a signal.
Sadly, the trekking centre at Blair Castle has closed permanently. However, you can ride at Taymouth Stables, Kenmore - Mains of Taymouth trekking and learning centre is situated in the heart of Scotland with some of the most spectacular views and scenery. Phone: 07712 321903
Book a fun session for your group with Jerry Dunnigan, an expert who makes it a great experience.
Highland Safaris, based at Weem on the water to Aberfeldy, winner of the ‘Best Visitor Experience’ in Scotland combines the Red Deer Centre with their award winning exhilarating land rover safaris, inspiring walking and biking activities and Perthshire’s only Gold and Gem Panning Centre.
Relax and enjoy the Highland Safaris café and shop set in a unique and stunning location. Don’t miss their new Loch Tay Safaris cruises. Guaranteed to raise a smile and brings the heritage and history of the water to life!
A truly authentic discovery of everything that makes Highland Safaris an exceptional destination. Take a boat safaris with them too. See
For information on fishing, click here
a fun way to explore the outdoors and find little 'treasures' at the same time. There are caches on the estate and in the Rannoch area. Here is a link to the Geo-caching website
Eye Spy Wildlife Scotland is a guided wildlife watching organisation based in Tummel Bridge.
Rannoch is a great place for cycling on quiet roads. It 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.
Escape Route - Based in Pitlochry - Everything to do with cycling including bike hire.
Splash White Water Rafting trips - Water sports based in Aberfeldy
Nae Limits - White water rafting and other exciting outdoor sports such as Highland Fling Bungee, based at Ballinluig. Tel: 08450 178177 It also has a dog-friendly cafe just off the A9 at Ballinluig.
Loch Tay Boating Centre Cabin cruisers, speedboats and canoes for hire. Open 1 April to 15 October. Tel : 07923 540826
If you feel like a real thrill, try this out at Highland Fling