See & Do
Wildlife on the Doorstep
We have an abundance of wildlife on our farm – roe deer, hares, stoats and a multitude of birds are regularly seen.
- Red squirrels are in the nearby Den O’ Alyth
- Scottish beavers are a short walk away on the Bamff Estate
- Osprey at Loch of the Lowes.
There are numerous beautiful walks starting from the doorstep.
- An orientation walk on Alyth Hill is available free on arrival
- Guided walks of the area on request from Marian who is a biologist and is walk-leader and first-aid trained
- The Cateran Trail long distance path passes 100m from the farmhouse and can take you up Alyth Hill and beyond. It also has the UK’s first GeoTour
- The Alyth Community Woodland bounds the farm to the South and leads through to the beautiful Den O’ Alyth.
For something more serious try
- The Angus Glens which has its own walking festival in June
- Cairngorms National Park just a short drive away.
Mountain Biking & Cycling
- On our doorstep is Alyth Bike Park
- There is a downhill track at Glenshee Ski Centre
- Away from designed trails there are lots of cross country mountain biking routes to explore in the area
- Alyth Cycles has mountain bike hire and equipment available
- If you’re a road cycling enthusiast then there is fantastic road cycling in Perthshire and Angus with a multitude of routes through beautiful scenery.
There are 3 golf clubs within 1 mile of Alyth – all welcome visitors. Clubs can be borrowed from Kirklandbank or hired from the clubs. If you are bringing your own clubs there is secure club storage available.
- Alyth Golf Club established 1894 and designed by Old Tom Morris
- Glenisla Golf Club
- Strathmore Golf Centre.
Championship courses nearby include
- Glenshee Ski Centre with Britain’s largest lift system and ski area is 40 mins away – skiing, snowboarding and ski-touring season usually December – March.
Locally there is superb angling on rivers and lochs.
- Near us in Perthshire there is exceptional river fishing on The Tay and The Ericht.
- In Angus there is world renowned fishing on the North and South Esks
- Trout fishing is available on lochs at Butterstone and Loch of Lintrathen.
There is an abundance of local history and interest to discover and explore in the area.
- The Alyth Folk Museum has free entry to this small but perfectly formed museum in the town
- The Alyth Family History Project helps you search for local relatives
- The Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum houses an outstanding collection of Pictish stones
- J.M. Barrie’s Birthplace tells the life story behind the author of Peter Pan
- Glamis Castle, the home of the late Queen Mother and Scone Palace, the crowing place of Kings of Scots, offer rich insights into our past.
In Dundee and Perth there are:
- The R.R.S. Discovery, Scott’s Antarctic Ship and nearby HM Frigate Unicorn
- The Verdant Works is Scotland’s Jute Museum
- The McManus Gallery and Museum in Dundee has a mix of local history and exhibitions
- The V&A Design Centre Dundee (opening 2018) is the only Victoria and Albert Museum outside of London, in Dundee, UNESCO’s first City of Design
- Perth Museum and Art Gallery has paintings from the Scottish Colourists and all things Perthshire
- The Black Watch Museum is based in Balhousie Castle in Perth
- Stanley Mills – lies just north of Perth on the river Tay.
Local Culture, Food and Drink
- The Alyth Show is our local agricultural show with livestock, crafts and produce displays.
- The Alyth Pipe Band play in the square in Alyth and at local events over the summer period.
- A little outside of the town are the Scottish Woodland Skills Centre where you can learn traditional wood working crafts
- Peel Farm offers local arts & crafts and great coffee.
- The World Jampionships are held locally
There are some fabulous food and drink businesses in the area to visit and sample:
- Edradour Distillery – the smallest traditional distillery in Scotland
- Dunkeld Smoked Salmon
- Scottish fruit wines and cider from Cairn O’ Mhor
Download our local events guides below for 2015 dates of must-see local events.