The welcoming town of Crieff is set in the beautiful scenery of Perthshire, where the rolling Lowland landscape meets the majestic Highland terrain.
Crieff has evolved over the years from a sedate spa retreat, much loved by the Victorians, to a destination of choice for lovers of the great outdoors. From Munro bagging to mountain biking, golfing to fishing, Crieff has it all. Here are just 5 reasons why Crieff is the perfect base for your escape from the city and a chance to indulge in your favourite outdoor pass times.
1 – Best for Bagging
There are 43 Munro’s to conquer within an hours drive from Crieff including Schiehallion, Ben Chonzie, the Cairnwell Munro’s, Ben Vorlich and Stuc a’Chroin.
If you prefer a less challenging walk there are lots of easy rambles and trails around the area including the River Earn Walk from Crieff to Muthill and The Hosh and the Knock. Alternatively Lady Mary’s Walk is perfect for a gentle stroll along the river and is particularly beautiful in Spring and Autumn.
2 – Best for Free Wheeling
If you love being on your bike then Crieff is perfect. Relaxed cyclists can take a leisurely pedal along the various walking paths around or on the cycleway between Crieff and the historic village of Muthill. If mountain biking is more your thing Comrie Croft have a brilliant range of purpose built blue, red and black trails which stretch to 16km. You don’t even need to bring your own bike as you can hire one when you’re there.
3 – Best for Family Fun
Crieff Hydro’s Action Glen offer a huge range of outdoor activities for all the family including segways, mini quads, horse riding, zip-line, bushcraft skills and archery, the list goes on and on.
4 – Best for Birdies
Crieff Golf Club is rated as one of Scotland’s top inland courses. Built on gently sloping parkland, the courses provide a fair but challenging experience for all levels of players. With excellent playing conditions, a friendly reception and great food and drink available in the Clubhouse it is no surprise that it has been voted as one of the top UK golf courses by readers of Golf World Magazine.
5 – Best for Casting
Whether you are an experienced angler or just learning to fly, the well-stocked rivers and lochs of Crieff are perfect for fishing. Crieff Angling Club has several beats on the River Earn and also offers fly fishing by boat on Drummond Loch which is well stocked with farmed brown trout. The club offers day tickets to non-members which are available from The Crieff Visitor Centre or Braidhaugh Holiday Park depending on which beat you chose to fish on. Check their website for details.