There is an excellent range of outdoor activities in Highland Perthshire from white water rafting, highland Safris tours to see the wildlife, golf, salmon fishing walking, road and off-road cycling, to name a few.
White water rafting along the River Tay is an outdoor activity that is based around Aberfeldy. There is golf and horse riding at Kenmore, to bike hire in Pitlochry and cycle coaching and cycle tours from anywhere in Highland Perthshire.
The Bolfracks Estate Salmon Fishing on the River Tay offers some of the most reasonable and accessible water in Scotland. There are two beats are between Aberfeldy and Kenmore. The Upper Beat and Lower Beat regularly produce around 50 salmon each year and each year a luck angler tangles with a 20+ lb fish. There are very few rules on the beats, but those in place are strictly applied. Bolfracks Estate Salmon Fishing Permits available from Bolfracks Estate Office, Bolfracks, By Aberfeldy.
Highland Safaris winner of the 'Best Visitor Experience' in Scotland combine award-winning exhilarating Land Rover Safaris, the Red Deer Centre, Gold and Gem Panning Centre. The Safari Experience explores the magnificent views and untouched wilderness, the kilted Safari Rangers will take you on a unique journey into a secret Scotland, reaching heights of nearly 3000 feet in search of wildlife including the famous Grouse, the elusive Mountain Hare, the majestic Red Deer and the soaring Golden Eagle, and experience the history and heritage of this wilderness environment. Open 7 days all year.
The Riders of the Storm equestrian stunt and show team, offer Horse Training where they help you with your own horse whether he needs backing, re-schooling or has behavioural problems. Experience Days is your chance to meet the team and learn about the horses, the horses tack (equipment) and assist with tacking up ready for your trick riding lesson. Also trick riding or vaulting lessons, experience days and camps. Riders of the Storm equestrian stunt and show team travel extensively within Scotland offering a variety of equestrian entertainment for shows, corporate and private events. Open all year round.
Kenmore Golf Course opened in 1992, it is a challenge for all levels of golfer. The course is on converted farmland on the banks of the might River Tay. The design of the golf course was quite straightforward as the landscape was, almost unbelievably, perfect for a golf course. Designed to be a challenge for all levels, you can play 9 or 18 holes, very good value day tickets or simply pay for a 9 or 18 hole round of golf. Medal tees - 6052 yards Par 70 SS 69. Forward Yellow Tees - 5502 yards Par 68 SS 67. Ladies Red Tees - 5064 yards Par 70 SS 71. Open all year.
Explore The Loch Discover the Story-The ultimate way to experience Loch Tay. Have fun on Loch Tay as you skim over the surface of the waters of Perthshire's largest and one of Scotland’s deepest lochs! Surrounded by stunning and dramatic landscape, in an area steeped in history, myths and folklore you will be mesmerised by mystical and spell binding stories of the people who have shaped the very fabric of this amazing area throughout the ages. The state of the art RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat) has been named Iolaire; Gaelic for Eagle. She has a heated 12 passenger cabin, with comfortable individual seats. Powered by twin 300HP Evinrude engines capable of speeds of more than 40 knots (45 MPH!) - that makes her the BIGGEST and FASTEST boat on Loch Tay! Book online at https://www.lochtaysafaris.net/book/
Mains of Taymouth Stables, welcomes everyone from beginners to experienced riders. Horse Trekking & Hacking - is for all ages and abilities, horse riding on a myriad of stunning forest tracks amidst spectacular mountain, loch and river views. Riding Lessons & Training with BHS qualified instructors and horses/ponies of every description or bring your own horse. N.B. Mains of Taymouth Stables has a weight limit for the health and well being of their horses of 13stone or 83kgs. Open all year.
The Steading Spa complex, is open to families. It has a 17m by 11m Pool, a Toddler's pool, Sauna, a Jacuzzi, and Multi Gym. Open daily from 10am to 8pm to the public (from 8am for members). The Steading Spa is located at the entrance to the River Tilt Holiday Park, next to the Loft Restaurant. Why not have a swim and a bite to eat.
Loch of the Lowes known for its Ospreys and Beavers. A 98 hectare loch purchased by the Scottish Wildlife Trust in 1969. The ospreys arrive in early April and depart with their chicks for West Africa in late August each year. Their nest is in a conifer tree on the Loch edge about 150 metres from the observation hides and visitor centre. Beavers have also established themselves on the Loch and can be observed in the late evenings swimming across the loch. The bird hides offer excellent viewing of crested grebes, goldeneyes, goosanders, mallards, widgeon, teal, tufted ducks and in the winter up to 3,000 migrant graylag geese, which roost at the loch each night. Open 10 am to 5 pm March to October 7 days a week, and weekends Friday to Sunday 10.30am to 4pm over the winter.
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