EXPLORING CRIEFF: WINTER WANDERS
Crieff is a picture-perfect market town in the heart of Perthshire, and the region itself is a tapestry of sensational landscapes and fascinating heritage. Sir Walter Scott dubbed Perthshire "The fairest portion of the northern kingdom," and it’s easy to see why.
Stroll through Crieff's town centre and discover an array of independent shops and boutiques. Pick up handmade crafts and locally sourced delicacies.
On Crieff's west side, MacRosty Park is a haven to explore with verdant woodlands, meandering paths, a children’s play area, and a Victorian bandstand. Named after its benefactor James MacRosty the park has attracted visitors for over 100 years. The views across Strathearn towards Ben Chonzie are exceptional, all in all, it’s an ideal family-friendly setting, come snow or shine.
Strap on your boots and explore nearby routes like Lady Mary’s Walk and The Knock. The 5.5-mile circuit of Lady Mary’s Walk begins at Glenturret Distillery and winds along clear paths by the River Earn. The Knock, a wooded hill overlooking Crieff, offers a short but steep climb with easy paths, rewarding you with panoramic views of Strathearn and snow-capped hills. Showcasing the best of Perthshire in winter!
THRILLS AT ACTION GLEN
If your New Year resolution is to be more adventurous, or you’re a bonafide adrenaline junkie Action Glen is your go-to destination. Tucked within the stunning Strathearn Valley our range of outdoor activities promises a visit that's not just exhilarating but an absolute blast!
Zoom Above Winter Landscapes: Aloft - our Treetop aerial adventure is perfect for fun seekers with a head for heights and nerves of steel. Expect tightropes, zip lines, rope bridges, cargo nets, and climbing walls, 30 feet up in the canopy. Feel the crisp winter air against your face and get nifty with a carabiner.
Quad Biking on Frosty Trails: Navigate Perthshire’s winter wonderland on a quad bike. Whether the tracks are snow-covered or a mud extravaganza, it’s the ultimate adventure for big kids. Don the helmet, gear up, and hold on tight. Brace yourself for every bump, rut, and incline, and remember to break for a minute to enjoy the beautiful views.
Archery Fun, Medieval Style: Channel your inner archer and shoot as many arrows as you can in 30 minutes. The winter calm adds a dash of magic to this classic activity, no matter if you’re a novice or a pro. Fun fact - medieval longbow archers could shoot six arrows a minute after 10 years of daily practice. Are you up for the challenge?
If winter sports and outdoor fun are on your agenda, come and join us!
COSY CRIEFF ACCOMMODATION: YOUR WINTER RESORT
After a day of adventures, find solace and warmth at Crieff Hydro and choose from a superb variety of accommodations. The hotel offers rooms to suit every need and budget including cosy rooms for 2, family rooms that sleep up to six, and luxury signature suites. Start the day with a hearty Scottish breakfast and fill up on sustenance for the winter escapades ahead.
If it’s too frosty to venture outside, there’s lots to keep you occupied indoors including a pool (with slides!), gym, spa, and Victorian baths - an oasis of calm reserved for adults.
The Studio Apartments are just a stone’s throw from the hotel and offer all the home-from-home comforts. Slightly further afield and dotted all over the 900-acre estate are self-catering lodges, perfect for those seeking tranquillity. The lodges sleep between two and 16 guests (plus the dogs), ideal if you’re planning a romantic New Year getaway or a gathering of the family clan. Take your pick.
Explore accommodation at Crieff Hydro.