Choose from a wide choice of sporting and leisure activities to suit the whole family!

The pretty town of Pitlochry, many times winner of Scotland in Bloom awards, is two miles from Faskally. The well kept Main Street is filled with small, independent shops with unique merchandise, and a wide variety of restaurants, bistros and bars, including Indian, Turkish and Italian as well as tradtional Scottish food.

Pitlochry Highland Games is the last in the season, taking place in the middle of September, while the Blair Athol games is the first of the season taking place in May. 

The Vale of Atholl pipe band march down the Main Road in Pitlochry every Monday night at 8.00pm between May to September, and perform a 'Highland Night' show at the recreation ground.

There is a wide choice of sporting and leisure activities for all the family in Pitlochry and Highland Perthshire. Why not try Pony trekking or cycling through the superb countryside, boating on Loch Faskally, salmon and trout fishing, white water rafting and canoeing on the many lochs and fast flowing rivers.

Discover what Pitlochry has to offer

Golf

Perthshire is also world renowned for the quality and sheer variety of its golf courses. Pitlochry itself has a fine 18-hole course from which you can enjoy outstanding views over the town and surrounding countryside, while the courses at Blair Atholl, Strathtay, Aberfeldy, Kenmore, Taymouth Castle and Dunkeld are all within a few minutes drive. More than twenty other courses are within an easy hour's drive, including the famous championship courses at Gleneagles and Rosemount near Blairgowrie.

Other activities in the Pitlochry area include bowling and a variety of indoor pursuits at the Atholl Leisure Centre

The Great Outdoors

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Walks

There is a network of forest walks around Loch Faskally, leading river Garry and the Linn of Tummel and to the historical Soldiers leap in Killiecrankie.

Short hill walks include Craigower Hill, overlooking Faskally, which rewards an up hill walk of an hour or so with spectacular views.

On the other side of the Tummel Valley is a walk from Port-Na-craig, by the festival theatre, over a hillside filled with ancient monuments such as stone circles and burial mounds, leading to the neighbouring Strath of Strathtay.

Serious walks include Ben-Y-Vrackie (2759ft) with stunning views, on a clear day, up Lock Tummel and Rannoch to the islands off the West Coast. Local Munroes (mountains over 3500ft) include Ben Lawers and Schiehallion also known as 'the Fairy Mountain'.

Wildlife

In addition to providing spectacular views, the surrounding countryside also has an abundance of wildlife. Red deer roam freely in the hills throughout the area, ospreys frequent a number of the lochs and otters can be spotted by the river.

The visitors center at Killiecrankie has lots of information about how to spot lots of birds and animals and has wildlife activity days in the summer.

The Scottish Wildlife Trust has a reserve at Loch of the Lowes near Dunkeld, where a Visitor Centre and hide enables you to observe these majestic birds in their natural habitat.