Downfield Garden Cottage
At Downfield we pride ourselves in providing destination guidance and detailed route planning, tailor made to suit our guests' individual tastes and requirements. These sample routes demonstrate the variety of spectacular roads and interesting places that are easily accessible from our Crieff base. All our routes have excellent refreshment stops and dining establishments along the way. Let us know your interests and we will help you devise the best daily routes to take maximum advantage of your stay in Scotland.
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Loch Tay and Loch Earn
This short route makes an ideal half day tour or evening drive and epitomises what touring from Downfield is all about.
From Crieff the route rises up through the eerie Sma' Glen to wild moorland at Amulree then through Glen Quaich on a spectacular single track road to Kenmore on Loch Tay.
The high road from Kenmore to Killin offers wonderful views over Loch Tay. At Killin the route crosses the famous Falls of Dochart.
The return to Crieff is via the stunning Loch Earn, and the pretty villages of St Fillans and Comrie.
Total distance - 68 miles
Driving time - approx 2 hours
Trossachs and Loch Katrine
This route heads West from Crieff and on leaving St Fillans enters the beautiful Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.
The road skirts the shores of Loch Earn, Loch Lubnaig and Loch Vernacher and arrives at the half way point of the tour, the Trossachs Pier and Visitor Centre on Loch Katrine. From here we recommend a trip on the steamer Sir Walter Scott to enjoy the Loch at its best.
The return to Crieff is via Aberfoyle, Port of Mentieth and Doune, home of the challenging Doune Hillclimb, an excellent antiques centre and Doune Castle. For those with an interest in wildlife the Argaty Red Kite Centre is a worthwhile short detour.
Total distance - 93 miles
Driving time - approx 2 hours 40 mins.
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St. Andrews and the Fife Coast
This is a great day trip that takes you to St. Andrews, the historic university town and the home of golf.
The route then takes in the beautiful East Neuk coast of Fife with its quaint fishing villages of Crail, Anstruther and Pittenweem, which hosts an amazing annual arts festival in August when every available building becomes a gallery.
Return is via the open Fife countryside past Loch Leven to the wonderfully named Yetts O' Muckhart, then on through spectacular Glen Devon to Gleneagles and back to Crieff.
Total distance - 125 miles
Driving time - approx 3 hours 35 mins.
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