From a sheltered position on the fringe of the Highlands, Alyth nestles snugly above Strathmore, Scotland's most fertile valley.
Guarded by the ruined arches of its ancient church where Robert the Bruce is said to have worshipped in 1326 and famed for it's magical Den the town provides an starting point for touring the many beauty spots of Perthshire, Angus and the Grampian Highlands.
Alyth provides an ideal base from which to explore the many walks and Glens. It is also close to Glamis, Kirriemuir, Blairgowrie and Dunkeld, and less than 20 miles from Perth and Dundee.
There are a number of walks in and around Alyth that take you past points of interest or uphill to the local viewpoint. Perthshire Tourist Board publishes a series of free leaflets with details of these and other walks.
The Cateran Trail is a fully waymarked route for walkers in the Perthshire and Angus Glens.
"Auld Alyth" takes you past some of the town's prominent and historical points.
"Alyth Hill" runs to 966 ft. above sea level. From the summit, you will experience spectacular views to Fife, Perth's Kinnoull Hill, across Perthshire to Ben Lawers and Schiehallion. The Grampians can be seen to the north and, in the foreground, look past Alyth town to the golf courses at Glenisla, Alyth and Strathmore
Tayside is known as the region of rivers because it contains many magnificent examples, both large and small, tranquil and tumultuous and most of them with abundant stocks of fish.
The River Tay dominates the Perthshire countryside and is one of the principle salmon fishing systems in Europe. Over its 119 mile course it is fed by rivers such as the Ericht, Isla, Garry, Tilt, Tummel, Lyon, Earn and Almond.
The area is renowned for salmon and trout fishing, which are widely available and generally affordable.
Useful Link: www.anglingintayside.co.uk
Although Alyth's winters are mild, we are close to the Highlands of Scotland and, in particular, Glenshee. Within half an hour of leaving Dauna Lodge you will be in the heart of the largest ski area in Britain!
Skiing is mostly centred on the Cairnwell Pass. At 2199 ft., this carries the highest main road in the country. Downhill skiing, Telemark skiing and snowboarding are all well catered for at Glenshee. The slopes are suitable for all grades - ample nursery slopes for beginners, right up to the "Tiger" for those with a sense of adventure!
Visit www.ski-glenshee.co.uk for further info on Glenshee Ski Centre.