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  • Writer's picturePatti Walker-Booth

Relax and Recharge in Highland Perthshire

Picture this. Crisp, fresh air with the scent of Scots pine and bluebells blowing through. Immense lochs swaying calmly with a soundtrack of soothing waterfalls in the background. Being woken to the early morning song of Scottish wildlife and no crowds for miles.

This is Highland Perthshire. It’s the perfect destination to escape the stresses of modern-day life and focus on your wellbeing. From outdoor activities to tranquil locations – there is so much to do to help you reset and recharge.

To help you plan your Highland Perthshire wellness break, here are some ideas we think you will love.

Get outdoors

If there is one thing that Highland Perthshire has in abundance, it is outdoor space. Head off on a peaceful walk along one of the many woodland trails and experience some forest bathing – a practice that originated in Japan and is a cornerstone of Japanese healthcare. Looking for something more challenging Tackle a munro like Schiehallion. Research shows that getting out in the fresh air can help relieve stress and anxiety as well as help those that suffer with high blood pressure.

Soothe the soul with a spa

We probably don’t need to twist your arm about all the good reasons to visit a spa. I think we are all in agreement that it’s a pretty great way to spend time. However, there are actual health benefits that come with spa trips too – including improving cardiovascular health and sleep patterns. The Hot Box Spa on Loch Tay is a spa experience like no other. Visitors can relax in the sauna with panoramic views of Loch Tay, take a break in the steam room or revitalise in the hydro pool. To really feel the benefit of hydrotherapy, guests are encouraged to immerse themselves in hot then cold therapy. If you are feeling exceptionally brave, this involves a plunge slide into Loch Tay!

Get active

Highland Perthshire’s landscape of lochs, glens and high hills make it an awesome destination for adventures and activity. Budding adventurers can kayak down the River Tay, white water raft from Aberfeldy to Grandtully or cycle through the Ben Lawers range. Research shows that activity breaks are great for the body including improving fitness, boosting confidence and improving brain function like thinking and memory.

Feed the mind

Learning new skills and experiencing new cultures is another good way to boost brain power, memory and concentration. Explore Highland Perthshire and learn about days gone by- from “Scotland’s Most Romantic Cathedral” in Dunkeld to Blair Castle, where Bonnie Prince Charlie stayed twice during the Jacobite rising. If you want to expand your skill set, try Karelia House – Scotland’s premier craft destination. Keen crafters can take courses in a range of techniques including needle felting and dressmaking.

Ready to make Highland Perthshire your wellness break destination Book your room at 4 Star Gold Brae House B&B now here.

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