• Along the Highland Divide - Loch Freuchie to Invergeldie
  • HAIRY COO - THE BIG RACE
  • Walking with the Photographer
  • Stob a’ Choire Odhair, Aonach Eagach, Stob Ghabhar

Great Walks, Stunning Scenery, Fine Company and more!

Welcome to the Drovers' Tryst Walking Festival

The 2013 Tryst is over, but next year's Tryst will run from the 11th to 18th October 2014

Crieff & Strathearn Drovers' Tryst annually celebrates the life, work and play of the people who made Crieff the cattle-droving crossroads of Scotland in the 1700s. The modern day Tryst is run by volunteers and built around a programme of guided walks in the stunning scenery and autumn colours of Strathearn & surrounding areas of Perthshire. The walks vary in difficulty but all are enriched by wildlife, plants, trees, history and the company of like-minded people.
Complementing the walks is a series of enjoyable evening social events, with music, drama, film and dancing! The Tryst also embraces a mountain bike event, and there is great food and drink to be enjoyed in local restaurants and cafes, a wide choice of places to stay and many other interesting attractions. And a Photography Competition Tryst Photo Competitiontoo!

The 2014 programme is being finalised and will appear here in April. In the meantime, any events shown on this website are from last year or are part of our testing process.

Walks

Guided walks are the core of the festival, ranging from themed easy walks to high level walks in the hills up to an hour away from Crieff.

In 2013 more than 30 walks, half of which are new, offer something to suit all interests and abilities!

Mountain Biking

An excellent MTB event gives an opportunity for riders of all levels to enjoy going as fast as they can.

The Hairy Coo has a day of races on the expanded and improved network of handmade trails at Comrie Croft.

Social Events

An exciting programme of social activities, with something each day to entertain you, including the following:

Live traditional music, pipe and brass bands, drama, storytelling, talks and film, to name just a few.

Other Activities

While you are in Strathearn, don't miss the opportunity to enjoy some of the many other things to do.

And that includes not just outdoors but also relaxing into the pleasures of eating, drinking, shopping and visiting the local attractions!