Thursday, 18 February 2016

Walking in Highland Perthshire

Our holiday lets in Highland Perthshire are some of our most spectacular. Whether it’s spotting some salmon in Loch Tay, spying some ramblers up Ben Lawers or smelling that fresh Big Tree Country air, the scenery really is something to behold.

Our Ben Lawers at Shoreside, Tarmachan at Shoreside and Ben MacDui at Shoreside properties offer some of the best views in Scotland. The modern homes certainly have the ‘wow’ factors inside too…there are even log burning stoves to fend off the Scottish chill! All properties sleep 4 people and prices start from just £485 for 7 nights.

For those looking for larger lets in the area, options include River View Cottage in Kenmore, sleeping 6, with weekly rental prices starting at £625. Needing something even bigger? Luckily, the larger property The Orphanage, Kenmore sleeps 8 and can even accommodate pets, prices start from £1,300 for a 7-night stay.

Whilst you could sit on the decking and admire the stunning scenery of Highland Perthshire, we think it’s well worth putting on some boots (they were made for walking after all!) and seeing what delights some of the local trails take you to.

With a number of nature trails, walks and hill climbs around, there’s something for all level of walkers – from the Sunday afternoon strollers to the serious Munro baggers.

Nature Trail at Ben Lawers
Distance: Around 1 ¼ miles
Time: A leisurely stroll will take around 1 hour
A short nature trail from the car park takes in the mid-level slopes of Ben Lawers and is renowned for its arctic-alpine flora, much of which are rare and endangered species. What nature will you encounter? The area is home to a variety of wildlife including red deer, ravens and black grouse.

Ben Lawers and Beinn Ghlas
Distance: Around 6 ½ miles
Time: A round (up and down!) trip would take around 6 hours.
For those looking for more of a challenge, Ben Lawers on the north side of Loch Tay is the tenth highest munro in Scotland and the highest in Highland Perthshire at just short of 4,000ft. With a clear path to the summit, once you’ve made it you’ll be rewarded with stunning views of the Cairngorm Mountains to the north and Glencoe to the west. Beinn Ghlas is crossed en-route and many walkers don’t realise they’ve climbed a second munro.

Don’t forget that it gets cold up in these parts! Throughout the winter months and into early spring the higher ground is covered with snow and reaching the summit requires an ice-axe, crampon and a serious amount of skill and knowledge – so we wouldn’t recommend this route until the snow melts and we’re blessed with the summer months.

Falls of Acharn
Distance: Around 1 ½ miles
Time: 1 hour
Starting in the pretty little village of Acharn, this short walk takes a tour around the little ravine of the Falls of Acharn. The falls are viewed through a Victorian ‘Hermit’s Cave’ and although there is a fair bit of up and down, the clear paths make for a lovely leisurely walk taking in some spectacular views.

Taymouth Castle and Kenmore
Distance: Around 3 ½ miles
Time: Anything from 1 ½ to 2 ½ hours.
A beautifully tranquil walk that takes a lovely route along the River Tay, where you’re sure to see the odd salmon fisherman! With the chance to diver to see Taymouth Castle this easy walk is full of magnificent views of some of Highland Perthshire best scenery.

We hope that’s whet your appetite for the kind of wonders that Highland Perthshire has in-store. Plan your trip now and check out our properties at

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