From the heart of the city, to the top of the mountains, here in Perthshire we like our adventure on a big scale.
Long rivers, high mountains, fast rapids, steep trails, and trees so tall they gave them an award.
Start yourself nice and easy with a morning in Perth and a wee paddle down the longest river in Scotland.
117 miles of silvery, glistening waters on a kayak, soaking up the joy of the city, its wildlife, the hills above and the walks beyond.
Venture further and you’ll discover just how big Perthshire can get.
28 munros. 48 lochs. 16 rivers and over 2000 square miles of glorious Scottish countryside.
Climb, row, ride, swim and hike, when you go big in Perthshire.
We had an amazing time making our Think Big film and we know there will be lots of you looking to follow the trail of our adventurers. Arrive by train, enjoy a morning in the city, a walk through the trees and some gorge walking in Bruar. And don't forget to bag a pint after your munro!
We've also given you links to other fantastic businesses in the area; all independently owned, all loved by locals, all worth a few hours of your time.
Perth is a city alive with both a rich, cultural centre and an energetic river and park scene, making it perfect for a day trip, a Scottish city break or as your jumping off point for a holiday in Perthshire.
Let’s start you nice and easy. A wee paddle down the longest river in Scotland should do it. 117 miles of silvery, glistening waters. City on one side, Mother Nature at her splendid best on the other.
Willowgate Activity Centre offer some of the best views of the city with their Kayaking Tours. Strap in and prepare to paddle - the effort is worth every last stroke.
If water is your thing then check out the huge range of water sport and activity providers across the region. Wet and wild, Perthshire boasts 48 lochs and 16 rivers - ideal for a spot of canyoning, kayaking, wild swimming, and more.
Next up - and we mean a loooong way up - is The Pinetum at Scone Palace, boasting giant redwoods, noble firs and some of the UK's tallest trees. And of course, the perfect bowed branch for taking a Big Tree Country selfie!
With more than 200,000 acres of woodlands, which include more champion trees than anywhere else in the UK, Perthshire is one of Scotland's most spectacular areas for trees and woodlands. So, strap on your boots for a fast-paced hike, grab your loved-one for a romantic stroll or prepare to soothe your soul with some meditative forest bathing.
Canyoning, also known as gorge walking, is the act of navigating down a fast flowing mountain stream in a gorge by abseiling, climbing, sliding and jumping.
The Bruar Falls canyon has everything to offer; awesome jumps up to 10 meters high, flumes, vertical rock slides and incredible waterfall abseils. In fact the experts at The Canyoning Company describe it as non stop fun.
The Canyoning Company are part of a collective of adventure specialists based in Highland Perthshire, check out the group for the ultimate in water, land and hillside thrills.
Fresh air and great bed. There’s not much beats it for a good night’s sleep. Comrie Croft bring a slice of Scandinavia to Perthshire with their authentic Kata Tents, and with space for a real campfire on your porch you can keep the marshmallows toasting all night long.
Perthshire is full of quirky accommodation providers; from chalets on the River Earn just outside the city to shepherd's huts on the hillsides at Glenshee, you'll find your home-from-home is a little different here!
Set in the stunning Strathearn Valley, the Comrie Croft trails are an evolving and expanding set of dedicated trails to test the tamest and toughest amongst you! The trails are located on the private estate and pack in some mighty punches over a relatively small area.
Perthshire’s love for a day on two wheels knows no end. Check out the full range of Perthshire's mountain bike trails. Or get your fixie ready for some long stretches of open road through some of Scotland’s most stunning countryside. We even a skatepark or three.
Whether you bring your own bike or hire one while you’re here, pedal power is the way to go. We've also pulled together local bike repair shops (because we know what those fast turns can do), trails and hire shops.
The mighty munro Schiehallion stands over 3500ft high. We call it the Fairy Hill of the Caledonians thanks to its magical ability to grow a few hundred feet in every adventurer’s story!
Perthshire is home to 28 of Scotland’s 282 Munros making the area a first choice destination for Munro bagging aficionados, enthusiastic hillwalkers and outdoor adventurers.
Towering over the region – all munros are at least 3,000ft high – these majestic mountains reward anyone willing to put in the effort with stunning views as far as the eye can see.
Located in the village of Moulin, The Moulin Inn has been a stopping point for weary adventurers since 1695. Nowadays it houses its own brewery, with tours available if the munro seems a step too far.
You'll find the same warm, hospitality all over Perthshire, from the heart of the city to the nooks and crannies of our hillsides. Great food, endless drinks and warm, friendly craic from the locals. Come thirsty!