Activities on the Farm and Surrounding Area - Carmichael Farmhouse

Activities on the Farm and Surrounding Area

Walking

 

There are many good walks from the doorstep. The Farmhouse information folder gives good examples. There are plenty of woods close by including Huntly, Blackmuir, Hallyburton, Birkhill Estate, Tentsmuir, Dronley and Balkello woods. For Beach walks we head to Tentsmuir, The West Sands at St Andrews, Broughty Ferry Beach and further away but worth the drive Lunan Bay (cafe next to the car park), nr Inverkeillor. There are also may country parks nearby to walk in, Camperdown Park, Riverside Nature Park, Crombie Country Park and Monikie Country Park. We are not far from the Angus Glens with their stunning Loch and Hill scenery. The Hermitage at Dunkeld is a beautiful walk and there are some good pubs and places to eat in Dunkeld. If you are up that way you could make a visit to Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre to see The Ospreys and other Wildlife.

In Fife we have climbed the Lomond hills and had a lovely afternoon tea in Falkland and we have visited the Loch Leven Heritage Trail (only 30 minutes by car) for walks and cycles. Loch Levens larder or the RSPB Vane farm cafe are both good stops at Loch Leven.

 

Cycling

 

We have bike storage at the Farmhouse. There are some good routes around our area in The Carse of Gowrie, The Salmon run from Invergowrie to Errol being one of them with pleasant views and plenty of wildlife. There is also a good route from Longforgan, our local village to Kinfauns with many more scenic routes in the area. For more details look at cycle-route.com and search Perth and Kinross, Angus and Fife. Only a few miles away we have Templeton woods which has a mountain bike skills trail and there are bits and pieces of natural trail within 30 miles of Dundee – the Sidlaws, Kinnoull Hill and Pitmedden are good examples. Tentsmuir is also good for family cycling. There is a lot of information online and in the Farmhouse if you want to plan some cycling.

Dundee Cycling Map

Other Activities Near to Carmichael Farmhouse

For activities close by try:

Finally if it Snows…

 

If you are lucky enough to get snow, we have hills! We can supply sledges on request.

Glenshee – Only an hours drive from Glenshee ski centre

 

 

 

 

Indoor and Rainy Day Activities

 

At Carmichael Farmhouse and cost nothing:

  • Family ping pong in The Old Stable at the Farmhouse
  • Create a family masterpiece on the giant chalkboards in The Old Stable
  • Board games or cards in front of the woodburning stove – Phuket and cards are family favourites of ours and you will find both in the Farmhouse.
  • Walking, games or nature hunt in the woods nearby Carmichael Farmhouse – you hardly notice under the cover of trees and it costs nothing. Huntly woods are only a few minutes walk away.

Close by to the Farmhouse: