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1 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 that match your interest, fitness and ability will enable you to get the most pleasure and satisfaction from the Drovers’ Tryst.  Weather conditions on the Scottish hills can change rapidly so it is important to choose a walk that you are confortable and confident to do.  If you are in any way concerned about your fitness and ability to do a specific walk please contact the Drovers’ Tryst (

2 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. Please ensure you are at the walk meeting place at the time shown on your information sheet.  All walks will depart promptly once participants are checked in and the walk briefing is given by the walk leader.  If you are unable to attend a walk please contact the Drovers’ tryst so that we can amend the walk participants list.

3 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.  All walk leaders for the Hard and Extra Hard walks are outdoor First Aid trained and the walk leader group will carry spare food, clothing and emergency gear such as a first aid kit, emergency shelters and locator beacons.

4 In Event of Cancellation (to be read in conjunction with ‘Refunds’ section)

Should you need to cancel for any reason, we would be grateful if you could let us know – so the Walk Leader knows who to expect or not on the day.

  • Prior to the start date of the Tryst, please email
  • On the Start Date of the Tryst, up to 7pm on the day prior to the walk, please email, or contact the Tryst co-ordinator on 07522 841673.
  • On the day of the walk, if you cannot take part or are delayed please contact your walk leader or the Tryst co-ordinator on 07522 841673. Although we try to reach group members who have not turned up on the day, it is really helpful if you contact us.

4 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. Please ensure you bring appropriate footwear and clothing.  Weather conditions in Scotland can change rapidly, particularly on the higher hills. You may also wish to bring walking poles, binoculars and a camera.

5 Walk Numbers

For reasons of both safety and comfort there are limits and maximum numbers are clearly indicated. Pre-booking is therefore essential.  Many of the more popular walks book up quickly.

6 Dogs

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

7 Smoking.

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

8 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 may not be 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.

9 Insurance

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

10 Meeting Points

The meeting point for walks is stated in the walk information sheet.  Your walk leader will be in touch beforehand to make sure the meeting arrangements, and any other relevant information, is know.  For carshare walks, participants and leaders will meet at the walk start point.  For minibus walks, everyone will meet at the Leadenflower car park in Crieff.

11 Car Parking

Car parking is available free of charge in Crieff public car parks.  There should be available spaces in the lower Leadenflower car park.

12 Car Sharing

Where walks involve car sharing, any Tryst volunteer willing to use their car to transport walkers will be eligible to apply for a refund for fuel costs. There will be no need to ask passengers to make a donation to car share costs.

13 Refreshments

For most walks you should provide your own packed lunch and water. There will be limited time to obtain refreshments before the walk starts as many walks have an early start.  There may be an opportunity to stop for refreshments after the walk but this will depend on location and walk end times.

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

14 Website Privacy Policy

Crieff and Strathearn Drovers’ Tryst, (The Tryst), Privacy Statement.

1.We collect and use customers’ and volunteer’s personal data because is it necessary for:

a) The pursuit of our legitimate interests (as set out below);

b) The purposes of complying with our duties and exercising our rights under a contract for the sale of services to a customer; or

c) Complying with our legal obligations.

d) Our legitimate interests.

The normal legal basis for processing personal data is that it is necessary for the legitimate interests of the Tryst, including: –

e) Selling and supplying services to our customers;

f) Providing customer details to organisers of the activities which we offer;

g) Protecting customers and volunteers and maintaining their safety, health and welfare;

h) Promoting, marketing and advertising our services including emailing you about activities in the future;

i) Handling customer contacts, queries, complaints or disputes;

j) Sending out questionnaires after the activity has been completed.

2. Sharing of Personal Data.

We share personal data with third party organisations who run and lead some of our activities to solely to allow them to identify the customers on that activity.

Financial transactions relating to our services are handled by our payment services providers, Paypal. We will share transaction data with our payment services providers only to the extent necessary for the purposes of processing your payments, refunding such payments and dealing with complaints and queries relating to such payments and refunds. You can find information about the payment services providers’ privacy policies and practices at

We do not sell, share, rent, exchange or provide personal data or email lists under any other circumstance with any third parties.

We do not acquire personal data from third parties.

3. Email Contents and Updates.

We regularly email website news and information updates to those customers who have specifically subscribed to our email service. Such emails are clearly marked as coming from us. All subscription emails will also include clear instructions on how to unsubscribe from our email service and any future emails.

4. Data Storage.

For administrative reasons data may be passed to and stored securely with third party service providers located outside the EEA (European Economic Area)

5. Retention of Personal Data.

We will keep personal data for no longer than 2 years, from date of receipt, without your express consent.

6. Inspection of Personal Data.

You have the right to inspect any personal data that we hold for you. We will comply within 14 working days of such request.

7. Removal or Rectification of Personal Data.

You have the right to ask that any personal data be removed or rectified and we will comply within 14 working days of such request.

8. Our Details

a) This website is owned and operated by The Tryst.

b) We are registered in Scotland under Registered Charity SCIO no: SC047728.

c) You can contact us by email, using

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