Scotland : Crieff Hydro

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By Matt

We went to Crieff Hydro for my gramp’s and my brother’s birthday, I really enjoyed it, thank you to my grandma for all the organizing.

Crieff Hydro Resort

Crieff Hydro Resort

It’s in Crieff, which is and hour north of Edinburgh the fancy name is Crieff Hydro Hotel and Resort. Here’s their website if you want to check it out, it’s a really big place they have a 900 acre resort area ! They have loads and loads of activities for kids and adults too. When I was there with my grandparents and cousins  I did segway and woodland combat, I preferred the segway it’s a 2 wheel sort of well “vehicle” that has 5 gyroscopes that detect 60 movements a second ! So you have to lean on it to make it move, I thought that it was a really cool idea.

Website : http://www.crieffhydro.com/

Crieff Hydro Map

Crieff Hydro Map

Segway at Crieff Hydro

Segway at Crieff Hydro

Most of the activities have a charge but there are some free ones. The pool is free for all hotel members. I went there in the mornings before breakfast, I usually did between 30-50 lengths !

Woodland Combat

Woodland Combat

The food. If you want to put on 15 kg in just a few days then here’s the place to come ! You can just have so much, a huge breakfast and we didn’t have anything for lunch or we would have blown up. Then tea that we had at 3 different restaurants for 3 nights.  The croissants for breakfast were delicious all together i must have eaten 20 !

Woodland Combat

Woodland Combat

On my grandpa’s birthday, the 16th, we did a badminton tournament that my uncle won. My uncle couldn’t do much sport after his operation, so we didn’t get the chance to play tennis. I would have beat him at that ! That day we went on a segway, it was the best thing ever. Grandpa didn’t go on because it could of hurt his hip but he did air rifle instead, so we did a sort of segway driving test for 10-15 mins to get it working. Then we went off in the woods for over an hour hike, it was really fun.

Segway

Segway

Segways

Segways

Unfortunately Charlie had a wee crash but everything was fine. And just when we were coming back another accident occurred, Ellie my cousin, hit grandma and they both fell off ! But again it was great fun and no one was injured !

Segway

Segway

Segway Brake-Down

Segway Brake-Down

Grandpa’s cake was delicious !

Cafe at Crieff Hydro

Cafe at Crieff Hydro

Then on the 17th, Adam’s 16th birthday, we didn’t do that much just chilled, I went for a swim then had a huge breakfast with everybody else. That afternoon we all met up in the cafe area to celebrate Adam’s birthday but most importantly eat the cake, the cake was delicious it had chocolate sponge and chocolate frosting on top !!!

Adam's birthday cake

Adam’s birthday cake

After that I hired a mountain bike for an hour and went on a cycle in the woods, I took the same path that we did on the segway the day before. And when I was at the top of the hill, I had a great view.

Trekking at Crieff Hydro

Trekking at Crieff Hydro

I saw a small path going to the right of the main one I decided to follow that one to see where it lead, I arrived at the end of it and it had “Witch’s Track”, “Ride at your own risk”, “Helmets must be worn”, so it was pretty weird I decided first to walk down to see what is was like.

Jumps on the Mountain Bike track

Jumps on the Mountain Bike track

It was the best track I have ever seen ! It had jumps and wooden tilted corners, excellent.

Jumps on the Mountain Bike track

Jumps on the Mountain Bike track

And finally the last meal we had in the poshest restaurant at the Hydro, it was called the Meikle Restaurant. It was delicious, I think I had salmon with lemon butter sauce.

Adam's birthday cake

Adam’s birthday cake

The day after we left at noon ish back to Elgin, we all had a fabulous time, thanks a lot to grandma and grandpa for organising it !

 

 

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4 Comments

Jeanette

Lovely blog Matt so glad you all had such a wonderful time. Great to see you all welcome any time love jx

adamspyro1707

Thank you very much, we had an excellent time, and wonderful seeing you.

Douglas Hogg

Hi Matt, This brought back memories! When I was a kid my parents took us to Crieff Hydro every summer for many years. I remember there was so much to do, not segways or tracking then, but horse riding, swimming, golfing, etc. Just climbing the Knock was fun, wonderful views! I still visit occasionally and keep in touch with friends made there more than fifty years ago! Keep writing, you tell a good story.
See you in La Rousille when you get back to France. Douglas

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adamspyro1707

Hi Douglas, it has changed a lot since then I think !
We will see you when we are over.

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