Wednesday 21 July 2021
The Great Outdoors
If lockdown has taught us one thing, it’s how lucky we are to live in such a beautiful country with wide open spaces to explore. The Great Scottish Outdoors can offer a diverse range of activities to enjoy this summer from wild swimming to bagging a Munro to relaxing on the beach.
Relax by the Beach
With some of the most beautiful beaches in the UK, you are spoilt for choice in Scotland. All of our locations are within a short drive to a beach where you can spend your days relaxing in the Scottish Sunshine! Take your bucket, spade and blanket with you for a day exploring…
Whilst you are staying with us in Fife at Balmeadowside or Vicarsford, why not incorporate a couple of beach visits or explore the Fife Coastal Path? Some of our favourite beaches are Tentsmuir Beach where you can start your day with breakfast from Salt and Pine, Kingsbarns where you can pick up a late lunch from The Cheesy Toast Shack (we’d recommend a glass of their homemade lemonade!), or East Sands in St Andrews which is a short stride away from the award winning ice cream shop Jannettas Gelateria with over 100 flavours…have you noticed a food theme here?!
Get on Your Bike
A firm favourite with mountain bikers across Scotland, Kirroughtree 7 Stanes is a short drive from Conifer Lodges. If you are new to mountain biking why not try out the skills area before moving on to the trails.
Perthshire is also a great area for getting out on your bike and with Kinnoull Hill and Glenshee close to Rossie Ochil Estate and Drumfork Estate, you’re sure to find a trail that will suit your skill level.
Take a Dip in the Wild!
If you are staying with us at Kiltarlity Lodges, we would highly recommend the drive to Plodda Falls. Plodda Falls is the country’s second-highest waterfall which cascades down a rocky canyon and into a deep plunge pool where you can take a dip.
Many of you will have corresponded with Athene, who is an avid wild swimmer, and has personally taken a dip at Drumfork Estate (photographic evidence below). Although a little more chilly when Athene took the plunge, she loved the surroundings and tranquility of wild swimming at Drumfork. Athene would like to note that if you are going wild swimming you should always do this in a pair for safety.
Bag a Munro
- Perthshire: Schiehallion (Around 1hr 30mins from Drumfork or Rossie Ochil) or Ben Vorlich (Around 2 hrs from Drumfork or Rossie Ochil)
- Inverness-shire: Ben Wyvis (1hr 10 mins from Kiltarlity)
- Angus: Mayar and Dreish (30 min drive from Greenmyre)
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