Great walks, still with places available
A few of the walks are already fully booked but there are, for example, still spaces on the spectacular Dalmally Horseshoe or Beinn Dorain if you are after a more challenging walk. Spaces are available on some of the Hard walks including the fascinating Beinn Dearg and Glenartney Forest, Comrie to Crieff via an old drove road, the iconic Schiehallion in the company of a geologist, and the wild Choinneachain Hill and the Blue Craigs.
An unintentional feature of many of the Medium and Easy graded walks this year has been following in the footsteps of historical figures – the Romans, Macbeth, General Wade, William Wallace and prisoners from the Second World War. There are still a few places available on these and other themed walks. Whilst the Extra Hard walks tend to be booked out early the other graded walks fill up later. Check out the website but don’t leave it too late!
There is something for all interests and levels of fitness. You can join the Tryst for a day’s walk or you can plan for a few days of varied walking mixing the more demanding with the less challenging walks. Whatever you choose to do we can guarantee that you will have the chance to walk in Perthshire’s beautiful autumn scenery with like-minded companions and an experienced and informed guide.
Lively and interesting social programme
There is, as always, a very full programme of social events during the week with music, film, exhibitions, talks, and drama. The week starts off with music in Crieff Market Square courtesy of Comrie Pipe Band and Brass Central.
There are talks on Scottish Tartans and The Ley lines of Crieff , and an evening of Traditional Music. Comrie Cinema will now be showing the amazing film ‘Tracks’, the real-life story of a solo trek across Central Australia, and Muthill will be hosting an evening of bygone days in the atmospheric Museum. Crieff Drama Group, in their sixth sell-out year at the Tryst, will be presenting ‘Wha’s Like Us?’ at the Red Squirrel Café in Crieff.
Places for all the walks and many of these events can be booked through the Tryst website, but tickets will also be on sale at the door on the night, subject to availability.
During the Tryst week there will also be exhibitions on golf and Bannockburn at Innerpeffray Library. For those who prefer their excitement on two wheels the Hairy Coo on Saturday 18th October offers riders of all ages and abilities a chance to ride the excellent highly acclaimed trails at Comrie Croft. The emphasis in the Hairy Coo is on having fun, but the race has also attracted top riders from across Scotland.
All Tryst participants with a camera – and that’s most of us in these digital days! – are encouraged to take plenty of photos during Tryst events and to submit their best pics to the Tryst Photo Competition, with the chance to win £20 in Amazon vouchers and have the winning picture framed.
MacBeanies : a new launch
MacBeanies is the Tryst’s own tartan and will be on sale every day during Reception at the Crieff Visitor Centre.
On the website you’ll also find information about eating out and some of the visitor attractions and shopping opportunities in the area that you might enjoy. For more information visit the website at http://www.droverstryst.co.uk/
A leaflet containing a listing of the 2014 Tryst programme of events is available on request from the Crieff Tourist Information Centre, telephone 01765 652578, email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are staying in one of Cooper Cottages self-catering holiday cottages between 11th and 18th October why not plan into your holiday attending some of the family events organised for the Crieff and Strathearn Drovers' Tryst.