Go Pitlochry - A Dog Owners Story - Our Break Away

A picture of the main street in the beautiful Scottish town of Pitlochry

We love nothing more than taking our Border Terrier Razzy away on short breaks and one of our favourite places to go away for a couple of days is picturesque Pitlochry in Scotland. There is so many walks, treks and hikes that you really are spoiled for choice. If you and your dog are able-bodied, venturing up Ben Vrackie mountain is a super way to see the magnificent surrounding countryside. It really is worth the walk and the 4hr (approx) time slot you will need.

The day we decided to take Razzy up Ben Vrackie, there was still quite a bit of snow lying around. Getting to the top was a bit slippy in bits, especially for us two humans. Razzy probably covered the Ben three times to our one. Up and down he went, scaling the area with graceful ease. The Northwind was whipping up around us, it was April, but a cold one. We had so much fun getting to the top, and it was so satisfying to see our dog-loving every minute of his weekend away. You can see him at the top here with his little ears blowing about in the wind.

As you can imagine, we were all absolutely freezing at the top, exhilarating as it was. Even the climb up did little to heat us up. However, we were comforted by the thought that we had a lovely doggy friendly room back at our hotel. We stayed at the Rosemount Hotel in the middle of Pitlochry, a five-minute walk from the main street. The staff are so welcoming with doggy treats in hand. Razzy knows where they are kept ha! Their doggy friendly rooms are comfortable and warm. The superior rooms are well made up with a nice view. They also do a hearty breakfast and they have an area set off so the dogs can sit by you. There is also a little park nearby that you can take the dog to first thing.

We finally make it back buzzing from a great 4hr hike up and down Ben Vrackie. We need warmth, a cup of tea and slices of cake. We wrapped Razzy up in a cosy cover and all had a little nap before dinner.

Moira Kelly (Author)


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