There are many good walks from the doorstep. The Farmhouse information folder gives good examples. There are plenty of woods close by including Huntly, Blackmuir, Hallyburton, Birkhill Estate, Tentsmuir, Dronley and Balkello woods. For Beach walks we head to Tentsmuir, The West Sands at St Andrews, Broughty Ferry Beach and further away but worth the drive Lunan Bay (cafe next to the car park), nr Inverkeillor. There are also may country parks nearby to walk in, Camperdown Park, Riverside Nature Park, Crombie Country Park and Monikie Country Park. We are not far from the Angus Glens with their stunning Loch and Hill scenery. The Hermitage at Dunkeld is a beautiful walk and there are some good pubs and places to eat in Dunkeld. If you are up that way you could make a visit to Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre to see The Ospreys and other Wildlife.
In Fife we have climbed the Lomond hills and had a lovely afternoon tea in Falkland and we have visited the Loch Leven Heritage Trail (only 30 minutes by car) for walks and cycles. Loch Levens larder or the RSPB Vane farm cafe are both good stops at Loch Leven.
We have bike storage at the Farmhouse. There are some good routes around our area in The Carse of Gowrie, The Salmon run from Invergowrie to Errol being one of them with pleasant views and plenty of wildlife. There is also a good route from Longforgan, our local village to Kinfauns with many more scenic routes in the area. For more details look at cycle-route.com and search Perth and Kinross, Angus and Fife. Only a few miles away we have Templeton woods which has a mountain bike skills trail and there are bits and pieces of natural trail within 30 miles of Dundee – the Sidlaws, Kinnoull Hill and Pitmedden are good examples. Tentsmuir is also good for family cycling. There is a lot of information online and in the Farmhouse if you want to plan some cycling.
Water sports/fishing – There is a huge selection in Perthshire, Angus and Tayside. For water sports watersporty.co.uk is very helpful – Search Angus, Perthshire and Fife.
In the Summer months, crop permitting, guests that have booked Carmichael Farmhouse for a full week may have a chance to try picking strawberries or raspberries in tunnels. This is only available during week day afternoons after farm picking has finished. This cannot be guaranteed as it depends on the crop and other farm activities. If you are interested in picking please ask for information on arrival.
There is a good choice of golf courses nearby and 3 championship courses, all within an hours drive, St Andrews, Carnoustie and Gleneagles. We are not serious golfers but have enjoyed family golf at Piperdam Golf Course. They have also got a putting green and driving range.
For more information on golf refer to Scotland golf website.
For activities close by try:
If you are lucky enough to get snow, we have hills! We can supply sledges on request.
Glenshee – Only an hours drive from Glenshee ski centre
At Carmichael Farmhouse and cost nothing:
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