The beauty of Perthshire
For those of us who live here sometimes we can become complacent about the beauty of our environment and what the area has to offer. Maybe though one of its attractions is its quiet "understatedness".
At this time of year "the big tree country" really shows its magnificent colours. If you travel in any direction from Dunning - and there are five in which to do so - you can enjoy the vibrant and then muted colours of autumn. Across the quiet rolling countryside to Fife or through the "beautiful sma' glen" to Aberfeldy, Glen Devon with its walks and country pub and then the lochs of Tay, Earn and Rannoch with their pretty loch side villages - there's plenty to enjoy.
Having guests returning "home" with tales of a wonderful day walking, driving, visiting castles, picnicing and shopping we hear what is best about Perthshire.
Over the winter months it can seem more difficult to imagine enjoying the outdoors but there's still plenty on offer - from white water rafting (I love that followed by a visit to the Highland Chocolatier for lunch!) and land rover safari to a whole range of theatre and musical events as well as craft fairs and independent stores.
Help to choose
I always think one big advantage of a small b&b/guest house is that the owner (that would be Dave and I) can guide guests to find what they would really like to do during their visit; not just based on local knowledge but also the experience of previous guests. A winning team!
We're just back from mushroom hunting with a haul of chanterelles and birch bolletes - no ceps yet but that's the pleasure of a hunt.
Have a great autumn