Estate Activities

Walking and Picnicing
Guests are more than welcome to explore the estate on foot, whether it be the river banks or the hill.  Chesthill is an ideal base for those keen on more hill walking, with a number of Munros within easy reach.  A picnic site and table is also provided next to one of the prettiest pools on the river. 

Nature Walks and Photography Stalking
A new option available all year excluding September and October.  Tenants will be escorted by Ainster, with whom they will discuss what nature they most want to see, and construct the day accordingly.  Binoculars recommended. Dogs on leads.  Argocat included (subject to availability).  Unlimited people (although max 6 in Argocat).  Subject to Ainster being available.

A visit to the Hill Loch 
A wonderful day out on a calm, dry day.  Tenants can walk up in about 2 hours, or Ainster will drive them most of the way and take a picnic to the loch-side in the Argocat. Once there, the views are stunning and the loch (pictured below) is well stocked with brown trout which can be fished from the bank or the rowing boat.  Argocat; rowing boat; unlimited people (although max 6 in Argocat).  Subject to Ainster being available.

Please see the fishing section  for the latest fishing news on the estate, you can also take a look at our Blog.

Stalking is available for one or two rifles depending on the time of year, over 6,500 acres of steep and varied ground. Approximately 48 stags and 60 hinds are taken each season between September and February.  We provide a stalker, rifle and ammunition, Landrovers for accessing the hill, an Argocat, and radios. Have a look at the Blog for the latest stalking news on the estate. For information on foreign visitors rifle permits, please look at the Police Scotland website.

South Chesthill has a limited stock of grouse on the hill, which provides August tenants with one walked up day.