The Drovers' Tryst annually celebrates the life, work and play of the people who made Crieff the cattle-droving crossroads of Scotland in the 1700s. The modern day Tryst is a walking festival run by volunteers and built around a programme of guided walks in the stunning scenery and autumn colours of Strathearn & surrounding areas of Perthshire. The walks vary in difficulty but all are enriched by wildlife, plants, trees, history and the company of like-minded people.
Complementing the walks is a series of enjoyable evening social events, with music, drama and film. The Tryst also embraces a mountain bike event, and there is great food and drink to be enjoyed in local restaurants and cafes, a wide choice of places to stay and many other interesting attractions. You will also be able to enter any photos you take during our walks into the Tryst Photography competition
Guided walks are the core of the festival, ranging from themed easy walks to high level walks in the hills up to an hour away from Crieff.
In 2016 more than 30 walks, many of which are new, offer something to suit all interests and abilities!
An excellent MTB event gives an opportunity for riders of all levels to enjoy going as fast as they can.
The Hairy Coo has a day of races on the expanded and improved network of handmade trails at Comrie Croft.
An exciting programme of social activities, with something almost every day to entertain you, including live traditional music, drama, talks and films to name just a few.
For more information on the programme of events being organised for this year’s Drovers’ Tryst visit the website at http://www.droverstryst.com
If you are staying with us in one of our self-catering holiday cottages during the time of the Drover's Tryst why not join in the fun and attend one of the organised events,be it walking or one of the social events, all of which promise to make good family days out.