The Yurst are 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 the yurt and everything else very much. Everthing was clean, tidy and comfortable. It was very pleasant to listen to the raindrops falling on the roof while being in the warm and cosy bed. The surrounding area is very beautiful for walks. Our hosts were very welcoming. We will definitively go back if we’re in the area again.” Booking.com review, 2016