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Ways to pay

ONLINE BOOKING AND PAYMENT

Credit cards via PayPal

Complete the order process on this website, either registering with the Tryst as a new user or logging in to your existing account if you have one. Payment is through the PayPal portal. This lets you pay using your existing PayPal account, if you have one, OR if you select "Create an Account" you will be taken to a Paypal Guest Checkout form which lets you pay directly with your choice of credit card and does NOT require you to create a Paypal account. You will be immediately emailed an order confirmation and event information.

OFFLINE BOOKING AND PAYMENT

There is no longer the facility to make payment by phone to Visit Scotland in Crieff, but you can visit any staffed Visit Scotland Information Centre to make and pay for a booking.
Go to any staffed Visit Scotland Information Centre - not just the one in Crieff - and ask to make a booking for the Drovers' Tryst. If you are in Visit Scotland Crieff the staff will go online and make a booking for you, then take payment. If you are in another staffed Visit Scotland Information Centre, the staff will phone the Crieff Visit Scotland Information Centre who will make the booking, but you will be asked to make payment in the Information Centre you are in. In both cases, after payment you will be given or emailed order confirmation and event information.

 

Terms and Conditions

Charges

Whilst the Drovers’ Tryst is non profit making we have to cover the costs of running the festival. There is therefore a minimum admin fee per adult on all walks regardless of the duration of the walk. Children under the age of 16 are exempt from this admin charge, but if the walk uses a minibus a transport charge will apply.

Refunds

By law, customers have the right to cancel bookings and receive a full refund if cancellation is done within 14 days of the date of the original online booking.

Outwith that 14 day period:

  • Cancellations before 12th September will be subject to an administrative charge of £2 per cancellation.
  • From 12th September, booking fees are not refundable because we cannot be sure of re-selling cancelled places after that point.
  • On walks for which minibus transport is included walkers may choose not to travel on the minibus but no refund or price reduction will be given
  • Charges for the Hairy Coo Mountain Bike Race, other activities and social events are non-refundable, except at the Committee’s discretion.

Risks and responsibility

The organisers of the Drovers’ Tryst recognise that hill walking and mountain biking are activities with the danger of personal injury. Participants in the Drovers’ Tryst should be aware of this and accept this risk and be responsible for their own actions.

Programme changes

Walks and other events may be cancelled due to weather conditions or other circumstances beyond the control of the organisers. Alternative walks will be offered wherever possible.

Young People and Vulnerable Adults

The nature of hill walking potentially involves leaders or other participants in providing close assistance to others. For everybody’s protection those people classified as ‘vulnerable adults’ or young people under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an appropriate carer or responsible adult. No special arrangements are available to provide independent supervision for vulnerable people, and the accompanying carer takes full responsibility for them. The carer or parent is best placed to judge the capability of their charges.
We do ask that you only bring children on a walk if you are confident that they will be able to complete it comfortably. At all times, children must be accompanied by an appropriate adult who must take full responsibility for them.

Other Important Information

Walk grading

Walks have been graded so that you can select walks suitable for your level of fitness. Descriptions are included on the website which give details of altitude, distance and terrain. Our aim is for everyone to enjoy the walks they have selected. Selecting appropriate walks will enable you to get the most pleasure and satisfaction from the Drovers’ Tryst – and leave you some energy for the evening events! Please read the information HERE about Walk Grading, Fitness and Equipment.

Walk timings

The length of time a walk takes can vary significantly, depending on the group, the weather and a number of other factors, so the timings given for all walks are estimates only, not guaranteed, and participants should plan accordingly.

Walk Leaders

All walk leaders and their assistants are experienced and knowledgeable volunteers. Please use them as a source of information and follow their instructions.

Equipment

The majority of walks require full hill walking gear including boots, waterproof jacket and over trousers, hat, gloves, spare fleece, spare food and water. You may also wish to bring walking poles, binoculars and a camera.

Walk numbers

For reasons of both safety and comfort there are limits and maximum numbers are clearly indicated. Pre-booking is therefore essential.

Dogs

In common with other similar events and in consideration for others, dogs are not allowed (guide dogs excepted).

Smoking

Please do not smoke on walks, out of consideration to others.

Medical

Any relevant medical conditions should be advised to the organisers and to the walk leaders before each walk as many walks go into remote areas where assistance is not immediately available. Any medical information will be kept in strictest confidence. You should also have next of kin details in an easily accessible place on your person during the walk (or ICE as one of your contacts in your mobile phone).
Walk Leaders will be carrying First Aid Kits.

Insurance

You are strongly advised to check that you have adequate personal accident insurance.

Meeting Point and Drovers’ Tryst Base

The meeting point for all walks will be the restaurant at the Crieff Visitor Centre (at the south end of Crieff on the Muthill Road) – not to be confused with the Tourist Office which is on the High Street. The Visitor Centre has a restaurant, a range of shops and an excellent Drovers’ Exhibition.

Car Parking

Car parking will be available free of charge in a designated area of the car park at the Crieff Visitor Centre.

Car Sharing

Where walks involve car sharing, drivers often appreciate it when a voluntary contribution is made by passengers.

Refreshments

For most walks you should provide your own packed lunch. There may be opportunities to obtain refreshments after the walks at local establishments and before 5.00pm from the Crieff Visitor Centre. Complimentary tea and coffee will also be available at the start of most walks from the Crieff Visitor Centre.

Route Maps

The following Ordinance Survey publications are relevant to the area covered in the Crieff and Strathearn Drovers’ Tryst
Landranger 42 Glen Garry and Loch Rannoch area
Landranger 43 Braemar and Blair Atholl
Landranger 50 Glen Orchy
Landranger 51 Loch Tay and Glen Dochart
Landranger 52 Pitlochry to Crieff
Landranger 53 Blairgowrie and surrounding area
Landranger 56 Loch Lomond and Inveraray area
Landranger 57 Stirling and The Trossachs area
Explorer 364 Loch Lomond North
Explorer 365 The Trossachs
Explorer 366 Stirling and Ochil Hills West
Explorer 368 Crieff Comrie and Glen Artney
Explorer 377 Loch Etive and Glen Orchy
Explorer 378 Ben Lawers and Glen Lyon
Explorer 386 Pitlochry and Loch Tummel