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“900 acres winter 2013 of activities” Tree top adventures

“900 acres of activities”

There’s lots to do at Crieff Hydro. In fact, there are over 60 onsite activities to make your stay as energetic or relaxing as you like. The first three sections in this guide will give you the lowdown on some of our most popular activities. At the back, you’ll find a handy ‘at-a-glance’ chart showing the full range on offer, along with locations and prices. The extension numbers shown work from the hotel’s internal phones. If you’re calling from outside the hotel, dial 01764 65 followed by the extension number. Our resort activity booking desk is in the Ballroom.

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Woodland Combat, Air Rifles or Archery Buy 3 get 4th place FREE Safe and supervised, it’s brilliant fun for everyone From £26 pp (age 8+)

Double Dare (adult packages) Save up to 20% & have double the fun with a midweek activity package. Zip line and Air rifles ~ £25 pp Air rifles (30mins) and Archery (30mins) ~ £29.95 pp

Midweek offer (Mon - Fri) subject to availability. W  ear outdoor shoes (our instructors will keep you right).

ALOFT! **NEW** Look forward to brilliant tree top adventures including our new 170 metre zip line on our new ropes course at Action Glen. From £24pp ARCHERY RANGE Raise aloft your bow and arrow – and transport yourself to another time. Not only is archery a sport of kings, it’s really brilliant fun. If you’re a beginner, our instructor will have you hitting targets in no time. £26pp (ages 6+) BASKETBALL Basketballers of all heights are welcome on our indoor courts. Shoot some hoops or play a full game, the choice is yours. Bring your own ball, or hire one from Melville Hall. £4 court hire

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AIR RIFLE RANGE Ready, aim, fire! With three simple words your adrenalin will soar at our Air Rifle range. Sessions last an hour, and we’ll provide everything you need. Well, everything but a keen eye and a steady trigger finger, that is. £26pp (ages 8+)

BOWLS Forget alleys and pins; lawn bowls is the real deal. Our synthetic outdoor green is suitable for bowlers of all ages, and it comes with unlimited fresh air. You bring the competitors, we’ll provide the jacks, bowls and mats. £2.10 (set of 4)

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CROQUET Mallet whacks ball, ball rolls through hoop, victory is nigh. Hardly anyone seems to play croquet these days, but it’s plenty popular with our guests. Lawn provided, mallets and balls available from Melville Hall. £5 CRAZY GOLF Miniature game, maximum fun. With its small-scale versions of Scottish landmarks, our miniature golf course is not to be missed. Hire balls and clubs from Action Glen, then come and find us near the 1st of the main course. £2.50

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GOLF The 18-hole course is set right in the Strathearn Valley, with atmospheric views of Ben Vorlich and Ben More. That said, you’ll have to switch off from the scenery a bit if you want to play your handicap on this challenging course. Driving range, club and buggy hire also available. £15 for 18 holes and £9 for 9 holes GYM Get your dose of endorphins in the hotel’s fully kitted out gym. Do your usual workout, or book a session with a personal trainer, who can assess your fitness and devise a training programme to help you meet your goals. The gym’s open daily from 7am to 9.30pm, and guests are welcome to use it for FREE. Fitness assessments £13 HORSE RIDING Experienced rider or first time in the saddle, if you want to explore our 900-acre estate on horseback, we’ll make it happen. Our instructors are here to encourage and advise riders of all levels. Gear provided, but please wear flat shoes with a small heel (not trainers or sandals) and arrive 15 minutes early. One-hour trek £37pp. Private/group lessons from £24.50pp

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CLAYS Come down to Action Glen for a shooting experience that’s guaranteed to bring out your competitive side. With our instructor and all the safety gear on hand, we make sure it’s only the clays that get hurt. £50pp

DRIVING RANGE Beginner or seasoned golfer, work on your swing at our covered 8-bay driving range, near the main golf course. £3

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CINEMA After a busy day, dinner and a movie can be just the ticket - even if there’s no ticket required. We show movies for free every evening in our 38-seat cinema room. So grab an early dinner (popcorn optional) and enjoy. For directions and showing times, ask at reception.

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MOUNTAIN BIKING What could be better for the soul than 900 acres of freedom on two wheels? Stick to the paths, or choose your own route. Bike and helmet hire available. One hour - £5.25 per hour, half day - £12.25 or full day £20.50

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QUAD BIKE QUEST This is four-wheeled mayhem at its best. Book an hour session for up to 18 people and a qualified instructor will lead you round the estate, across all manner of challenging terrain. We’ve got all the equipment, just bring outdoor shoes and a need for speed. £46pp per hour (age 12+) SEGWAY TREKKING It’s impossible to describe the off road Segway experience. Simply nothing compares. And that’s all the more reason to try it while you’re here. 900 acres, two wheels, 1 hour of craziness you’ll never forget. Bring flat, outdoor shoes, and our instructor will keep you right. £30pp (1 hour)

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WOODLAND COMBAT See the woodlands become a temporary warzone with woodland combat. Think paintball without the pain, but you still have to be fast on your feet and quick on the trigger. Outdoor shoes and warm clothes are wise. Best for larger groups, and always supervised by a fun yet safety-conscious instructor. £29pp (min 10, age 8+)

OFF ROAD DRIVING All torque, all action. Our 40-acre all terrain course was once a sand and gravel quarry. Now it’s a playground for big 4x4s and people who love to drive them how they’re built to be driven. Passengers welcome; anyone with a driving licence (and steely nerve) can have a go. £110 per vehicle (max 5 people per vehicle)

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TOMCAT This can only be described as a supercharged extreme two seater LandRover – hold on tight as we take this mighty machine through its paces. £60pp (one person, 30 mins)

SNOOKER Crieff Hydro’s very own Crucible is located in the leisure club. Friendly game or gloves-off tournament, you bring the competitor and we’ll provide the rest. £4 per 45 mins

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TABLE TENNIS It’s fast, it’s addictive and it’s a must. What else need we say about table tennis? Bats and balls for hire from Melville Hall or leisure club. £2.50 (per set) TENNIS Sure, Wimbledon’s the big one. But you don’t need strawberries and ball boys to have a spine-tingling indoor or outdoor tennis tournament here. Cliff Richard-style sing-a-longs optional. Court hire £4, individual lessons £25 per hour

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PAMPERING SPA DAYS Choose from a range of pampering from head to toe. All day, adults-only (18+) packages include a delicious light lunch in our informal Brasserie Restaurant as well as access to our adults-only Victorian Spa - complete with spa pool, steam room, sauna and spa bath. Prices from £79pp per day

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FINISHING TOUCHES Whether you choose a manicure, wax or tint, our beauty therapists will bring out your inner glow and leave you looking your very best. Best to book in advance, and arrive 15 minutes early for maximum pampering time. Prices from £10pp

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BODY AND FACE TREATMENTS What could be more luxurious than a top-to-toe massage or hot stone therapy? And it’s not just about relaxation. Facials, body polishing and wraps will leave you looking as good as you feel. Just put yourself in our capable hands. Prices from £45pp

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VICTORIAN SPA It’s not just for the ladies, although it is only for grown-ups (18 and over). Morning, noon and night, our tranquil Victorian Spa pool is the most relaxing place on the resort with steam room, sauna and spa bath (bliss). Ask about our signature treatment room too. £10pp per day, Twilight Pass (5.30pm onwards) £7pp

HAIR SALON Forget second-rate hotel hair salons. Not only do the team at Crieff Hydro offer a full range of services - from a simple trim to up-dos, colouring and highlights – we’re full of great advice on how to recreate the look on your own. Prepare to be impressed. Prices from £16pp MEN’S COLLECTION Sport, work and life in general all take their toll. This is your chance to give your mind and body some TLC. Important meeting or social occasion - who needs an excuse? From massage and face treatments to short back and sides - the whole experience will leave you feeling revitalised. Prices from £12pp BOOK NOW 1609 or from your mobile on 01764 651609

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Archery £26 (6+) Air Rifles £26 (8+) 1622

Mini Quads £10 (8+) Vertigo Zip line £7 (6+ min height applies) Woodland Combat £29 (8+) Bushcraft £29pp (min 5+ years, kids under 7 to bring parents)

AIR RIFLE RANGE Ready, aim, fire! With three simple words your adrenalin will soar at our Air Rifle range. Sessions last an hour, and we’ll provide all the essential gear - including a safety-conscious instructor. £26pp (ages 8+) ALOFT! **NEW** Look forward to brilliant tree top adventures including our new 170 metre zip line on our new ropes course at Action Glen. From £24pp (family pass from £75, age 7+, min height 1.25m) ARCHERY RANGE Raise aloft your bow and arrow – and transport yourself to another time. Not only is archery a sport of kings, it’s really brilliant fun. If you’re a beginner, our instructor will have you hitting targets in no time. £26pp (ages 6+)

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Aloft! treetop adventure from £24 (7+ min height applies)

Quad pods £5 (3+)

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MINI ADVENTURERS Big adventures for mini explorers – let the fun begin!

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just for kids

ADVENTURE PLAY AREA Grown-ups look on with envy at the climbing frames, walkways, flying fox (wheee!), full-sized old tractor and mini fort. Adventure Play is completely free, and you’ll find it next to the tennis courts, close to the main hotel.

BASKETBALL Basketballers of all heights are welcome on our indoor courts. Shoot some hoops or play a full game, the choice is yours. Bring your own ball, or hire one from Melville Hall. £4 court hire BIG COUNTRY Relax. Your 2-12 year olds will love the friends and fun at BIG Country. And you’ll love the fact that two three-hour sessions a day are included in the room rate, even for self-catering guests. Even better, it’s all supervised by highly trained, disclosure-checked staff. Free for 2-12 year-olds, booking advised

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CROQUET Mallet whacks ball, ball rolls through hoop, victory is nigh. Hardly anyone seems to play croquet these days, but it’s plenty popular with our guests. Lawn provided, mallets and balls available from Melville Hall. £5

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ENTERTAINMENT Our daily entertainment programme typically includes family fun, from face-painting to treasure hunts and evening entertainment in season. For what’s on today, see the ‘Resort Round-up’ on our website, ask at reception or pop into BIG Country. GIANT CHESS Go for a checkmate on our jumbo outdoor chess set. No need to book, just head down to the lawn outside the Brasserie. FREE HORSE RIDING For children under five, we offer hand-led pony rides. Booking’s advised, as is arriving 15 minutes early to get kitted up. Sensible footwear essential, carrots optional. £5pp

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CINEMA Hooray for Hollywood. Family movies keep everyone entertained, and we show them all day and evening in our 38-seat cinema room. For directions and showing times, ask at reception. FREE

CRAZY GOLF Golf for the smaller, less serious player. Negotiate the mini versions of Scottish landmarks one shot at a time, and guess where the ball will appear from next. Whether you’re keeping score or not, this kid-friendly course is not to be missed. Hire balls and clubs from Action Glen, then find us near the 1st of the main course. £2.50

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BUSHCRAFT Learn the art of survival in woodland settings from the experts. There’s plant eating, shelter building, marshmallow roasting and treasure hunting (to name a few). £29pp (min 5+ years, kids under 7 to bring parents)

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BOUNCY CASTLE Jumping Jacks (and Jills) will love the bouncy castle at BIG Country. It’s inflated and fully supervised between 10am and 4pm every day during school holidays, and every weekend during term time. £2 for 15 mins/ £4 for 30 mins and £5 for a full hour

WOODLAND COMBAT There’s woodland combat at Action Glen. It’s all about speed as you dodge your opponents’ lasers and fire those all-important retorts. Safe and supervised, it’s woodland combat for the whole family. £29pp (min 10, age 8+)

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SEGWAY TREKKING Personal transporters as seen in Mall Cop (muddier off-road version). The 1 hour Segway adventure is open to anyone aged 10 or over, and costs £30pp

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SWIMMING Lagoon Leisure (in the resort’s main leisure club) is a great place for kids and grown-ups to swim, play and meet. There’s a shallow pool for little ones, a whirlpool for relaxing, and a heated 20-metre pool for generally playing about in. Towels provided, just bring a £1 coin for your locker FREE TABLE TENNIS It’s fast, it’s addictive and it’s a must. What else need we say about table tennis? Bats and balls for hire from Melville Hall or leisure club. £2.50 (per set) TANDEM BIKES Explore our estate on a bicycle built for two. For families, trailers and tot seats mean nobody has to miss out on the fun. Hire our bikes for £6.75 per hour, £13.75 per half day (4 hours) and £22 per day (8 hours)

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QUAD PODS Even toddlers can get in on the action with our quad pods, a convoy of off-road pods for the tiniest adrenaline seekers and their grown-ups. Equipment and supervision provided. A ten-minute session for tots of all ages (accompanied) costs £5 per child

SOFT PLAY Young kids (including under 2s) and their grown-ups can play to their hearts’ content in our indoor soft play area - next to BIG Country. It’s open from 3pm-6pm daily, and completely FREE

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OFF-ROAD 4X4 SHOWROUND For kids and grown-ups who’d rather not drive, book a half-hour off-road tour and an instructor will take the wheel. £60 per vehicle (8 passengers)

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MINI QUADS Our 50cc mini quads are a great size for kids on our mini track. We’ll provide driving coveralls and all the other safety equipment, just bring sensible shoes and a mud-friendly approach! A 10-minute session for kids aged 8-11 years costs £10pp

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TENNIS Sure, Wimbledon’s the big one. But you don’t need strawberries and ball boys to have a spine-tingling indoor or outdoor tennis tournament here. Racquets and balls for hire, Cliff Richard-style sing-a-longs optional. Racquet hire £1.15. Court hire £4 Individual lessons £25 per hour THE GALLERY GAMES ZONE For older children and teenagers, the Gallery has a TV, pool table, table football, table tennis, air hockey and Wii. The Gallery is just above the Hub café; get the entry PIN from reception. The air hockey and pool tables are coin operated, so bring some change if you’d like to play ENTRY FREE WOODLAND WALKS Within the estate, you’ll never be short of woodland to explore, and it’s home to all manner of local wildlife. Packed lunches available to take with you - just call us in advance

Here’s a quick reference guide to our onsite activities, their prices and what you need to bring.

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WHAT YOU’LL NEED

PRICE

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ADVENTURE PLAY AREA

Bags of energy

FREE

5/15

AIR RIFLE RANGE

Outdoor clothes, keen eye for a target

£26pp (aged 8+)

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ALOFT!

Brilliant tree top adventures (family pass from £75)

5/15

ARCHERY RANGE

Outdoor clothes, decent aim

From £24pp (aged 7+, min 1.25m) £26pp (aged 6+)

BADMINTON

£4 Court Hire

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BASKETBALL

Gym kit and trainers (racquet and shuttlecock hire from Melville Hall) Gym kit and trainers (ball hire from Melville Hall)

15

BIG COUNTRY

Boundless energy, team spirit

FREE

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BOUNCY CASTLE

General appreciation for jumping

£2 - 15mins

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BOWLS

Outdoor shoes (bowling set hire from Melville Hall)

£2.10 (set of four)

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BUSHCRAFT

Outdoor shoes and sense of adventure

£26pp (min 5+ years, kids under 7 to bring parents)

CHILDREN’S POOL

Suits, goggles, armbands, beach balls - all things aqua-funtastic Programme from reception, BYO popcorn

6/16

CINEMA

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

PRICE

MOUNTAIN BIKING

A sense of adventure and feet that reach the pedals

NEW AGE BOWLS

Softer, smaller bowls (for hire from Melville Hall)

£3.50pp

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OFF-ROAD DRIVING

Driving licence, steely nerve. (max 5 drivers per vehicle)

£110 per vehicle

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OFF-ROAD SHOWROUND Steely nerve. 8 passengers (no drivers but instructor)

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PERSONAL TRAINING

Gym kit and trainers, endorphin addiction

PONY RIDES (UNDER 5s) Pony-friendly little one, camera to capture the moment £4 Court Hire

FREE FREE

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CLAYS

Outdoor clothes, steady trigger finger

£50pp (age 8+)

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CROQUET

Good mallet control (croquet set hire from Melville Hall)

£5 per set

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CRAZY GOLF

Crazy disposition (club and ball hire from the Action Glen) £2.50

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DRIVING RANGE

BYO clubs, or hire them from Action Glen

£3

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ENTERTAINMENT

Daily ‘Resort Round-up’ from the website or reception

FREE

EXERCISE TO MUSIC

Comfortable clothes essential, sense of rhythm optional

£2.50pp

FITNESS ASSESSMENTS

Gym gear and trainers, something to prove

£13.50pp

FITNESS INDUCTIONS

Gym gear and trainers, an open mind

FREE

FITNESS PROGRAMMES

Gym gear and trainers, dogged determination

FREE

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GIANT CHESS

Kasparov’s brain, giant pieces outside the Brasserie

FREE

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GOLF

BYO shoes (club and buggy hire available)

£15 (18 holes) /£9 (9 holes)

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HAIR AND BEAUTY

Nothing but the need to feel pampered

Prices vary - phone

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HORSE RIDING

Flat shoes with a small heel, carrots optional

£37pp

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HORSE RIDING LESSONS

Flat shoes with a small heel, advance booking

From £24.50pp

INDOOR FOOTBALL

A love of the game (ball hire from Melville Hall)

£30 hall hire

MINI QUADS

Outdoor shoes, a love of bumps and mud

£10pp (aged 8-11)

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£20.50 full day

£60 per vehicle £15 an hour £5pp

POOL TABLE

BYO rules (cues, balls and chalk all supplied at the Leisure Club)

£1per game

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QUAD BIKE QUEST

Outdoor shoes, adrenaline addiction

£46pp (p/hour, age 12+)

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QUAD PODS

Very small person and accompanying grown-up

£5 - 10mins

RACQUET BALL

Gym kit and trainers (racquet and ball hire from Melville Hall)

£4 Court Hire

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SEGWAY TREKKING

Shoes with grip, ability to lean

£30pp (1 hour, age 10+)

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SHORT TENNIS

Gym kit and trainers (racquet and ball hire from Melville Hall)

£4 court hire

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SNOOKER

Nothing but a competitor (everything else supplied)

£4 per 45mins

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SOFT PLAY

Tiny sense of adventure

FREE

SPA BATH

Swimsuit, bubble obsession

FREE

STEAM ROOM & SAUNA Swimsuit, love of perspiration salvation

FREE

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SWIMMING

Swimsuits, rubber rings, waterwings - just these things

FREE

9/19

TABLE TENNIS

Bats and balls from Melville Hall

£2.50 (per set)

TANDEM BIKES

Outdoor clothing, pedal power

£6.75 (one hour)

10/20 TENNIS

Kit and trainers (racquets and ball hire from Melville Hall). £4 Court Hire Court hire separate.

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THE GALLERY GAMES ZONE Some £1 coins for table games, ability to ‘hang out’

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VICTORIAN SPA

Over 18s only, bathing suits, determination to relax

£10pp per day

VOLLEYBALL

At least one other player, obviously (ball hire from Melville Hall)

£30 per hour

8/17

WOODLAND COMBAT

Outdoor shoes, warm clothes, willing victims

£29pp (min 10, age 8+)

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WOODLAND WALKS

Warm clothes, walking shoes, love of all things peaceful

FREE

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Crieff Hydro Resort Guide - Winter 2013