The beautiful Strathmore Hills and Glens combined with the Cairngorm Mountains offer an abundance of outdoor activities. Walkers can enjoy a gentle stroll on the many routes available or the challenge of the Cateran Trail Hill walkers will find 12 of Scotland's 284 Munros in the area. There is also an annual walking festival. www.caterantrail.co.uk
Anglers can obtain permits for brown trout and salmon in season. There are also a number of stoked lochs within the area.
Skiing at Glenshee is a great day out during the winter months, and only 20 miles away.
A wealth Of Heritage sites are found within easy reach.
Balmoral Castle www.balmoralcastle.com
Blair Atholl www.blair-castle.co.uk
Golfers will find an abundance of clubs within the local area including Strathmore www.strathmoregolf.com
St Andrews & Carnoustie are also within easy driving distance.