Perthshire

2 days

Price: £235 per person for 2 days (1 night) based on sharing in a good standard B&B, including transport, pickup from and return to Edinburgh, and a qualified mountain guide.

An overnight tour of beautiful Perthsire, walking in quiet, unspoilt hill scenery of clear rivers and mixed woodlands. Accommodation is in a rural B&B of excellent standard. This is a good sample of the Highlands with its culture of castles, distilleries and very fine, gentle hill scenery.

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Day 1     -     Pick up from Edinburgh at 09:30

-        First stop is Dunkeld for a walk around the old town and Cathedral and a coffee.

-        Visit Loch of the Lowes nature reserve with its lovely view of the Perthshire hills and woods with a lochside setting.

-        Back to Dunkeld for lunch and on to the big trees and the Hermitage falls with its folly of Ossian’s Hall and a hermit’s cell. Grading: Easy round walk of 1km along the level.

-        Drive over to Loch Tay for a hillside traverse above Loch Tay to the Falls of Acharn with its fascinating approach through a hermit’s tunnel. Grading: Largely a walk along a contour with a bit of undulation along paths that are boggy in parts. Distance:  6.5kms  Altitude: 90m

-        Visit the crannog to see how iron-age people lived.

-        Passing through the attractive white washed town of Kenmore on to Castle Menzies.

-        Take up accommodation and dine out.

Day 2 

-         Walk around the lovely hillside, wild garden of Cluny. Grading: some steep paths with steps in parts and can be slippery. Distance: 0.5km. Height: 30m

-        Drive over the pass to Loch Tummel, stopping at Queen’s view for a picture of Schiehallion – the fairy hill of the Caledonians.

-        Walk up through attractive woods to some summer shielings on a very quiet walk. Grading: Moderate hill walk along some slippery paths. Distance: 3.5kms Height: 170m.

-        Lunch at a lochside café on Loch Faskally.

-        A fine walk in the great mature woodlands around Loch Dunmore. Grading: Easy along forest paths. Distance: 3kms   Height: 30m

-        Visit the embossed Pictish stone at Dunfallandy.

-        Return via country roads to Perth.

-        Return to Stirling at around 17:00

Cost: £235 per person for 2 days based on sharing a twin/double room - includes 1 night B&B in high end accommodation, all transport and qualified mountain guide. Excludes meals (other than breakfast) and drinks.

Single room supplement: £290, including all of the above package - same exclusions apply.