Wednesday, 2 September 2020

Biking and Hiking in Perthshire

Comrie Croft

Scotland was made for mountain biking and hiking.  We are truly spoilt with the fantastic range of paths and trails across the country.

Last weekend we took a trip to Comrie Croft in Perthshire.  Comrie Croft started life as a hostel and has grown its accommodation, activity and food offering into a mini-resort on the site of a hill.  

Comrie Croft Trails

The surrounding mountains and valleys offer even more activities including rafting, distilleries, exploring abandoned castles, quiet glens, standing stones, waterfalls, Loch Lomond National Park at Loch Earn, fishing or swimming in local lochs and rivers.

It’s eco credentials are evident, with recycling centres dotted throughout and worm toilets for the brave.  They also do a roaring business in DIY weddings; tie the knot in the forest, the barn or farmstead courtyard. 

The Crofters

Friendly “Crofters” are busy throughout the site, always with a friendly smile and keen to help.  The atmosphere was relaxed and happy, and best of all, because we were outside most of the time, there wasn’t facemask in site. 

What did we get up to?  

We biked the trails, there are a lot to choose from; blue, red or black depending on your skill and bravery.  You can hire bikes onsite from Comrie Croft Bikes. 

Comrie Croft Mountain Bike Trails

We explored the forest, following the marked paths.

Comrie Croft Perthshire Walking Trails Paths

We hung out.

Comrie Croft Perthshire Swing

And we had a wonderful lunch in the tea garden. They use fresh, wildlife friendly produce from their own Market Garden, creating a range of homemade delights. Totally delicious. 

For our next visit, we need to stay the night.  Hostel, Nordic Kata or Eco Camping?

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