Northrup - Self Drive - Highland Perthshire

Jeff and Lori Northrup

Friday 31st May – Monday 3rd June 2024

Number of Travellers: 2
Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights

Overview

Perthshire is a little known gem in the Central Highlands. Native forests, containing some of the tallest trees in Britain, countless lochs, ribbons of rivers and impressive mountains make up this beautiful area in the centre of Scotland. Rich in history from the Iron Age to Mary Queen of Scots and beyond this is a fascinating area set against an incredible backdrop. You’ll have plenty of opportunity for self-guided explorations as well as making the most of your time with guided activities with your Wilderness Scotland guide.

Highlights

  • Discover Perthshire and the beautiful scenery in the heart of Scotland
  • Enjoy hikes & cycling with your private Wilderness Scotland Guide
  • Experience Scotland's history from crannogs to historical houses

Day by Day

Day 1 - Friday 31st May - Into Highland Perthshire

As you journey into Perthshire today you’ll be greeted by tall trees and taller mountains. On the way to your accommodation, you may want to visit Scone Palace, the ancient seat of the Scottish Parliament and the crowning place of kings including Robert the Bruce. Spend time wandering around the Palace and Gardens (don’t get lost in the maze!), before continuing north for a short walk at the Hermitage. Marvel at the impressive canopy of Douglas firs – some of the tallest in Britain – as you make your way to a waterfall where it is possible to spot leaping salmon. Arrive at your accommodation in time to settle in before dinner.

Overnight: Grandtully | Grandtully Hotel
Room Type: Double - Room Five
Meals Included: None

Day 2 - Saturday 1st June - Guided Hiking

Meet your expert Wilderness Scotland guide, Andy, this morning to chat about options for the day. There are countless hikes in the area and he’ll choose the best one for your trip based on your experience and preference. One option is local favourite, Schiehallion – The Fairy Hill. Standing tall over the tranquil waters of Loch Rannoch, which is a great hill if you’d love to “bag a munro” (climb a mountain over 3,000ft/914.4m). There are also plenty of low level walks that also offer incredible views.

Overnight: Grandtully | Grandtully Hotel
Room Type: Double - Room Five
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 2 - Guide Details - Andy Stotesbury Read More +

Name: Andy Stotesbury
Contact Number: +44 (0) 7980 574506
Meeting Place: Grandtully Hotel | Meeting Time: 9:30 am

Andy will meet you at reception this morning at 9:30am to go through options for walks before setting out.

Day 2 - Lunch Details Read More +

Please be sure to have a packed lunch to bring along with you today. This can either be preordered with your accommodation, or you can pick up some supplies locally in advance.

Day 3 - Sunday 2nd June - Guided Ebiking

Enjoy a day of Ebiking today, meandering along the back roads whilst admiring the scenery from the saddle, quite simply one of the best ways to experience the majesty of Perthshire. Andy will ensure you’ll make the most of this adventure as the route will be specifically tailored to your interests and ability. Keep an eye out for local wildlife and experience the landscape which has served as the inspiration for countless artists and writers, including Sir Walter Scott.

Overnight: Grandtully | Grandtully Hotel
Room Type: Double - Room Five
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 3 - Guide Details - Andy Stotesbury Read More +

Name: Andy Stotesbury
Contact Number: +44 (0) 7980 574506
Meeting Place: Grandtully Hotel | Meeting Time: 9:30 am

Andy will meet you back at reception this morning at 9:30am before heading out for a cycle.

Day 3 - Lunch Details Read More +

Please be sure to have a packed lunch to bring along with you today. This can either be preordered with your accommodation, or you can pick up some supplies locally in advance.

Day 4 - Monday 3rd June - Scottish Crannog Centre and Self Explorations

On your final day, you have the day to yourselves to explore at your own pace. You may wish to visit the Scottish Crannog Centre, a living history museum. Immerse yourself in ancient village life where you can try your hand at traditional crafts. This afternoon you may like to take a walk through majestic Glen Lyon to seek out the Fortingall Yew which is around 5000 years old and one of the oldest living things in Europe, or visit Blair Castle and Gardens, the ancestral home of Clan Murray.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Trip Details

Inclusions Read More
  • 3 nights accommodation at Grandtully Hotel
  • Breakfast on days 2-4
  • 1 day of guided hiking with a qualified and experienced Wilderness Scotland Guide
  • 1 day of guided cycling with a qualified and experiences cycling guide
  • Ebike hire
  • The services of the Wilderness Scotland team before and during your trip
  • Detailed itinerary and map
  • Route suggestions customised to your preferences and ability levels by your guide
  • Expert local suggestions for restaurants and activities
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FURTHER INFORMATION

If you require any assistance or support prior to or during your trip then please contact our office on the details below:

Wilderness Scotland Dalfaber Drive Aviemore PH22 1ST

E‐Mail: [email protected] Tel: +44(0)1479 420020.

The Wilderness Scotland out-of-office hours number is +44 (0)7766 794640.

Please only call this number for things that cannot wait until the office is open again.

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Get in Touch


Accommodation

Grandtully Hotel

Ballintaggart | Grandtully | Perthshire |
PH9 0PX | Phone: +44 (0) 1887 447000
Web: ballintaggart.com


Meet Your Guide

Andy Stotesbury

Contact Number: +44 (0) 7980 574506

I am an enthusiastic climber/ mountaineer and cyclist. The Cairngorms have been my home for the last 8 years. Before this, I was in North Wales and the South West of England, and visiting Scotland every Winter for 3 or 4 months. Working part-time and having a portfolio career gives me time for adventures around the Cairngorms and around Scotland.

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