This is the 17th year of the Crieff & Strathearn Drovers’ Tryst Walking Festival which annually celebrates the life, work and play of the people who made Crieff the cattle-droving crossroads of Scotland in the 1700s. The modern day Tryst is a walking festival run by volunteers and built around a programme of guided walks in the stunning scenery and autumn colours of Strathearn and surrounding areas of Perthshire. The walks vary in difficulty but all are enriched by wildlife, plants, trees, history and the company of like-minded people.
The Hairy Coo bike races are also part of the Tryst, and in 2018 it is hoped that the competition races will be joined by some family friendly bike rides.
Complementing the outdoor activities is a series of enjoyable evening social events, with talks, music, drama and film, and Crieff has great food and drink to be enjoyed in local restaurants and cafes, a wide choice of places to stay and many other interesting attractions.