February is drawing to a close and it is almost time to swap snowfall for snowdrops as spring is just around the corner.
Spring is a wonderful time to visit Highland Perthshire. The days are getting warmer, the nights a little lighter and the countryside a little brighter as flowers start to decorate the landscape. Things really start to pick up around this time and there is so much to do see and do.
To help you plan your spring breaks and Easter trips to Highland Perthshire, we have selected some experiences that we think you will like.
Take a hike
Whatever your activity level, there is a walk in Highland Perthshire for you. From a relaxing stroll along the Birks of Aberfeldy – a wonderful mixed woodland with breathtaking views of roaring waterfalls. To an exhilarating hike up Ben Lawers offering spectacular views of Loch Tay.
Get on your bike
If getting around on two wheels is more your cup of tea, Highland Perthshire is packed with cycle-friendly roads and routes for exploring and getting off the beaten track. If you feel up to a challenge, you can even follow the Etape Caledonia route. Etape Caledonia is one of the UK’s toughest cycling races that takes place in Perthshire each May. The 85 mile race starts in Pitlochry and travels through Aberfeldy – as well as a steep climb up Schiehallion. Whew!
Experience your own Springwatch
If you are fans of BBC Springwatch, you can have your own wildlife adventure right here in Highland Perthshire. Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre and Wildlife Reserve covers 130 hectares near Dunkeld. From April to August, their star attraction is a pair of majestic ospreys. Visitors can also see beavers, red squirrels and wildfowl. If that isn’t enough, you can head off on a Spring Watch Safari with Highland Safaris. Witness the dawn rise of the early morning wildlife and enjoy the song across the glen. If you are lucky, you might even spot the magnificent red deer.
Indulge in the good stuff
An easter break isn’t complete without some chocolatey goodness and we are lucky enough to have two award-winning chocolatiers in Highland Perthshire. Charlotte Flower Chocolates are handmade on the banks of Loch Tay and are inspired by the natural Perthshire landscape. The variations change with the seasons and are made with fresh ingredients. Spring is a great time to try their unique flavours as the local plants wake up from their winter slumber. If you are interested in more than just tasting the chocs, there are also workshop options – giving you a hands-on look at how the chocolates are made.
If you need another choccy fix after that, Iain Burnett Highland Chocolatier is situated at Grandtully near Aberfeldy. Visitors can relax in the Chocolate Lounge with a hot drink and a flight of their finest gourmet truffles.
What’s spring without a little spring shower? There is still so much to do in Aberfeldy and beyond when it rains. You could enjoy a delicious charcuterie board and take in a film at the state-of-the-art Birks Cinema. Or relax with a book at the Aberfeldy Watermill bookshop. Or sample a dram at Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery. Whatever the weather there is fun to be had in Highland Perthshire.
Ready to start planning your spring break? Book Brae House B&B, Aberfeldy direct here.
You can also visit our event calendar to see what is on during your stay.