around really … The Dell (up past the Nisa on the B934) is beautiful at any
time of year but especially in bluebell season. The circuit probably takes
about an hour out along the river bank then a stiff climb up and back along the
top path. Or head out along the back road to Auchterarder (B8062) and see the
monument where the last witch in Scotland is said to have been burnt. Take a
walk to and around Kincladie Wood (Perth Road B394) which is lovely. See you
can spot all the different birds and wildlife through our community woodland
plus look out for the site of a Roman Encampment. If you're feeling fit then a
hike up Craig Rossie is an energetic day out. Either look on "Walk Highlands" or ask us for directions.
you have time …There is the local 9-hole golf course which always welcomes
visitors, the tennis courts (tickets available at The Nisa) and local fishing
can sometimes be arranged – just ask! We have a couple of yoga teachers in the
village who run weekly classes and are also available for one-one sessions.
are spoilt for them … we have the beautiful St Serfs Church and Dupplin Cross
in the heart of the village. During the season Historic Scotland have guides
available. Or if you want to worship then there is our local Dunning Parish
Church. We have a well-stocked Village Shop (Nisa) where you can buy your daily
necessities plus some local produce, also the Post Office. Our village pub also
has a small produce and craft shop in their garden – The Larder. There is a
part time doctors surgery with the main medical practice being St Margarets
Health Centre in nearby Auchterarder and a mobile bank calls once a week as
does the library. There is also a fish van that drives around the village on a
Friday morning with a delicious selection of fresh fish and seafood from
Abroath. When you hear his horn he's nearby or ask us and we will place your
order when he calls at the main house around 9.30am.
When you don't want to cook ...There are two pubs in Dunning, The Kirkstyle Inn and The Dunning Hotel. The Kirkstyle Inn has excellent beers, a good restaurant inside and a pizza oven outside plus Garden Larder Cafe which does coffees, teas, smoothies, cakes and lunches and sells local produce and crafts. The Dunning Hotel provides drinks and meals also. Beside the Golf Course is the Tee Room where you can have snacks and soups. Broadslap Farm Shop and Cafe is just outside the village and well worth a visit – you can pick your own fruit in the season. You can buy beautiful strawberries and soft fruit in season directly from Leadketty Farm (or the Nisa) plus if you like honey then on the way you'll pass some for sale at the side of the road.