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.

https://www.pitlochrygolf.co.u...

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Visit Scotland’s “most accessible” Outdoor Activity Centre

White Water Rafting, Canyoning, Tubing, Quad Biking and many more Awesome Adventure Activities!

Lets cut to the chase, we are

  • One of Scotland’s longest established – 18 years young
  • Easily accessible in Highland Perthshire, our location is a unique benefit
  • We offer over 14 water and land adventure activities
  • We are a large centre with an on-site cafe able to accommodate large (or small groups)
  • We offer a unique choice of AALA approved activities and outdoor learning ventures for schools
  • We are stag friendly, hen friendly and also love to see couples and families
  • Booking is simple – check online availability or call us on 01796 482600 to speak to our team
  • Click here to see whats on in the next two weeks!

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'.

some of the most popular walks can be found here

https://www.pkct.org/pitlochry...

and a complete list of local walks here

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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.

Landmark Forest Adventure Park

Landmark has a whole host of activities to keep you and your family entertained, they even take dogs.

Please check their website here to plan your visit.

Landmark is situated at the south end of the village of Carrbridge, which is 23 miles south of Inverness and 7 miles north of Aviemore, just off the A9, so is an ideal place to day trip from Faskally

Wee Adventures

Outdoor activities for young children or whole families

  • Water: using canoes or kayaks, outdoors on lochs and rivers, or indoors in the warmth of a swimming pool
  • Foot: guided walks, family days out, forest play, bushcraft
  • Wheels: guided mountain bike journeys
  • Rock/crag/wall: climbing and abseiling, outdoors or indoors

https://www.weeadventures.com/...

The enchanted forest

Set amidst the magical Autumn woodland of Faskally Wood, The Enchanted Forest has been captivating audiences for 18 years with its pioneering sound and light shows.

World renowned, the multi-award winning event has clocked up many accolades including the UK’s Best Cultural Event, Best Outdoor Festival and Scotland’s Best Large Event.

Dates for the 2019 show are 3rd October – 3rd November 2019

https://www.enchantedforest.or...

Highland Fling Bungee

The Highland Fling Bungee jump is a once-in-a-lifetime free-fall experience of 40 metres towards water from a bridge Bungee jump platform. An airborne flight of a few seconds at over 50 mph. A safe and unforgettable adrenalin packed experience using the latest technology and safety equipment, led by experienced, qualified Bungee Jump Masters.

suitable for anyone aged 14 to 114

https://www.bungeejumpscotland...

Local bike shop/hire

Some of the most spectacular trails and roads can be found just on our door step here in highland Perthshire, be it quiet roads or excellent forest trails we have it all here.

Local bike hire can be found in Pitlochry from escape route. Hire bikes includes: Helmet, Pump, Lock, Seat pack with spare tubes tyre levers.

They also have Road and Trail maps available to purchase instore

http://www.escape-route.co.uk/...

Queen’s View

The Queen’s View in Highland Perthshire overlooks Loch Tummel and is said to have been named after Queen Victoria, following her visit to the area in 1866.

The Queen’s View Visitor Centre lies at the eastern edge of Loch Tummel and is surrounded by part of the Tay Forest Park. As well as a stunning viewpoint overlooking the loch and beyond to the iconic Schiehallion, the area offers a range of woodland walks suitable for all abilities.

More information can be found here

https://www.visitscotland.com/...

Pitlochry Festival Theatre

A unique, theatrical phenomenon in the heart of Perthshire Attracting over 100,000 people each year, Pitlochry Festival Theatre (PFT) is a unique, theatrical phenomenon in the heart of Perthshire. Each Summer Season, they produce and perform 6 excellent shows, all of which are played in daily rotation. That means you can see a different show every day.

https://pitlochryfestivaltheat...