Laid-back relaxation in front of the fire with a book or embarking on a "Whisky Journey" in the cozy bar, are highly popular activities at Achray House. Alternatively stroll around St Fillans, admiring traditional buildings and the war memorial (East side of the Loch). More energetic? Boating, canoeing, wakeboarding, fishing, walking and hiking can be done in or around Loch Earn and other nearby Lochs.
The Famous Grouse Experience is a mere 12 miles away and in summer the Breadalbane ring bus offers a half-day of sightseeing. Unspoilt habitats host birds of prey, red deer, white fronted geese and red squirrels, amongst other. Check out St Fillans’ Hydro power station built in 1957, or Dundurn parish church (1879), open April to November. Neish island is man-made, still visible in Loch Earn right in front of Achray House, reportedly the scene of “Macnab’s Revenge”. Geocaching enthusiasts have over 1000 caches within 25 miles.
Around St Fillans numerous low level walks are accessible. These include the riverside walk (2 km), the South Lochside walk (3 km), Dunfillan hill (5.5 km) past the ruined St Fillans chapel and burial ground, the Glen Goinean Intake Dam walk (5.5. km), the Old Morell Village Ruins (4 km) and Scree walk (2.6 km) climbing to about 140 m.
For the more adventurous, about 50 Munros (mountains over 1000 m) can be found within an hour’s drive from St Fillans. Ben Chonzie, North of Crieff, is frequently climbed from tracks on the West. Ben Lawyers offer about 7 Munros, connected along the north banks of Loch Tay. The Schiehallion is another popular climb, easily accessible with spectacular views.
Golf Special: St Fillans golf club in conjunction with Comrie, Crieff (Dornock), Killin and Muthill golf clubs offers 18 hole rounds, at any 3 of the clubs, for £45. Valid until 31 October; advance booking recommended. Additionally, about 35 golf courses are accessible within an hour of St Fillans.