Take advantage of the new Breadalbane Explorer bus link from Crieff Hydro, and explore Loch Earn and the surrounding area this summer. There are dozens of exciting activities, fascinating heritage sites, and spectaular natural landmarks to investigate, ensuring there is never danger of a dull day, although you just might struggle to fit it all in! Here are just a few points/places of interest to get you started. We’ll be back with anotehr instalment shortly.
At Crieff Hydro, we offer a wide range of water-based activities that take you out on Loch Earn to test your mettle while you make a splash in one of the most picturesque bodies of water in Scotland. There’s Water-skiing, Wakeboarding, and Tornado tubing. Our expert activities staff cater for all ages and skill levels so we’re fully-equipped to help you get the adrenaline pumping. There are few places of such vast natural beauty in which to experience something as thrilling and daring as the extreme water sports on offer at The Hydro – you don’t want to miss this!
If getting out on the water isn’t your thing, perhaps a day out on firmer footing will be more appealing. If that’s the case then you’re in luck to say the least. The spectacular Ben Vorlich is a Munro located in an area of land bounded to the north by Loch Earn, and to the west by Loch Lubnaig. Ben Vorlich is most frequently climbed from Ardvorlich to the north. A path leads up Glen Vorlich, and then heads for the mountain’s northern ridge – the summit lies 4 km from Ardvorlich.
Many walkers then continue on to the neighbouring hill, Stùc a’ Chroin, by way of Ben Vorlich’s south west ridge. Return to Ardvorlich can be made without re-ascending Ben Vorlich, as a path leads from between the two hills round Ben Vorlich’s northwestern slope to meet the main ascent path. It’s also interesting to note that the boundary between the council areas of Perth and Kinross and Stirling passes through it’s summit.
Then there’s Edinample Falls, a naturally-constructed water feature which makes for a spectacular sight if you fancy a romantic walk in the area. It’s fairly easy to get to from a stop at Lochearnhead and well worth a look if you’re already walking in the area.
Nearby Edinample Castle itself is a sight to behold and is a must for Scottish history lovers and curious visitors alike. The Castle has several legends attached to it dating back several centuries, the best-known is that ‘Black’ Duncan Campbell, a man known for his fury and his ornery nature, had asked the architect to build the castle with a parapet, but on discovering that there was not one threw the hapless architect off the roof to his death. His ghost is said to haunt the castle, wandering around the roof where the parapet should have been.
These are just a few of the exciting activities you can undertake and places you can visit during your stay at Crieff Hydro with the Breadalbane Explorer. For more information, please feel free to call us on 01764 651 670.