Sycamore Lodge Auchterarder

Walking & outdoor activities

Auchterarder and the surrounding area, Perthshire and indeed Scotland is a walker’s paradise.  

Auchterarder Walks

Walking in Perthshire & beyond

Walk, hike or cycle

Sycamore Lodge to Aberuthven

Go over the wooden bridge in the corner of the park opposite Sycamore Lodge, walk through the woodland and follow Ruthven Water to Aberuthven.  In the village you’ll find the Wee Shop & Deli and a traditional pub, The Smiddy Haugh.



Around Auchterarder from Sycamore Lodge

Take the footpath along the main road to Auchterarder, just after the carwash follow the footpath on the left signposted “Common Loan to Abbey Road”.  Either follow the marked pathway all the way to the end town or shorten your route along the way following signposts into the town.

Through Dollar Glen to Castle Campbell Dollar

A fairly strenuous walk, particularly on the ascent, but definately worth it for the scenery.

Dollar Glen

Castle Campbell

Craig Rossie

The hill can be seen from the terrace at Sycamore Lodge.  Take a walk to the top to look down on the lodge park, Auchterarder and beyond

Craig Rossie

Fiddler’s Path Dunkeld

Circular, fairly flat walk along the banks of the River Tay, with plenty interest along the way

Fiddler’s Path

Kinnoull Hill Perth

A fine walk from Perth city centre or, start at Corsie Hill car park.  Enjoy a wander through mature woodland up to Kinnoull Tower which was built as a folly.  Great views over Perth and the River Tay

Kinnoull Hill

Ben A’an The Trossachs

Often referred to as the minature mountain, it’s not a long walk but it is steep and fairly stenuous.  Make the effort though and you’ll have the most wonderful views over Loch Achray on the way up and Loch Katrine when you get to the top.

Ben A’an 

Dumyat Stirling

At the western end of The Ochils lies Dumyat, at 419m the summit is not particularly high but it still offers wonderful views over Stirlingshire and the River Forth as far as the Queensferry Crossing.


Ben Lomond Loch Lomond

If I can give one recommendation on this walk it’s to climb Ben Lomond first and descend via the Ptarmigan Ridge, where the views infront of you overlooking Loch Lomond are spectacular.  The views at Ben Lomond summit are simply stunning.

Ben Lomond

Jerah Woodland Stirlingshire

I did this walk early on a winter’s morning, the scenery and photo opportunities were spectacular.  A lovely walk on a well laid track and I’m sure the views would be stunning at any time of the year.

Jerah Woodland

Schiehallion Perthshire

The first Munro I climbed and gave me the bug to do more!  One of the easier Munros, apparently, but it does get pretty hard going towards the top when you have to navigate large boulders.  The effort is worth it though for the amazing views at the summit.


Ben Nevis Fort William

Britain’s highest mountain at 1345m/4423ft.  It’s a long walk as you start at near sea level, but on a fine day it’s easy to navigate with a well defined track all the way to the top.  

Ben Nevis

Auchterarder Golf Club is a parkland golf course offering spectacular views towards Glendevon.

Auchterarder Golf Club

Auchterarder Golf Club
Gleneagles entrance

The world class Gleneagles Golf Resort has played host to many golf tournaments and events, and is sure to be at the top of any golfer’s bucket list.  

Gleneagles Golf Resort

Advertised as the most natural trail centre in the UK Comrie Croft is the place to enjoy mountain biking in Perthshire.

Comrie Croft Bikes

Comrie Croft Bikes

Scotland’s premier road & electric bike shop, you’ll find Synergy Cycles & Café on the High Street in Auchterarder.  

Synergy Cycles & Café