The Gate Lodge is on the Cateran Trail, featured in Observer Magazine’s 10 best long-distance walks in UK. We can arrange transport to and from any other sections of the trail.
Nearby is the Scottish Woodland Skills Centre where many interesting courses are available. Wild Sparks runs woodland holiday play schemes for 5-10 year olds outside Alyth and Dunkeld.
If you would like to see the Bamff beavers, please let us know in advance. Evening beaver watching will be organised as guided tours only, to protect the beavers and will be available whenever possible in the summer months. There is currently no charge for this to guests in any of our accommodation.
Daytime guided beaver, wetland and wildlife tours of Bamff estate can be booked online or when you arrive. A local expert, usually Paul Ramsay, will show you round the beaver wetlands and other habitats of Bamff. You will see signs of beavers, red squirrels, otters, woodpeckers, and much more, including a variety of birds. A one hour guided walk is £15, two hours £30. The walks are suitable for up to 6 people.
For further adventures with wildlife we highly recommend Bob Smith of Nature Nuts.
“We LOVED our visit! Such a wonderful cottage and location. The enclosed garden was perfect for our dogs, and we enjoyed some great walks along the Cateran trail. The pictures don’t do it justice. What a gem – can’t wait to visit again!” Cara – Booking.com, 2019
“Beautiful authentic gate house on an amazing plot with lots of walks to have. House has everything you need and could have stayed another week.” Tina – Airbnb.co.uk, 2019