Glen Clova Extreme Duathlon
A serious test of stamina with cycling, running and a final cycle sprint. Starting and finishing at Glen Clova Hotel
on Saturday 16th September 2017.
Glen Clova Half Marathon
11th November 2017
Glen Clova Hotel
Muirhouses is an ideal holiday retreat in an area rich in scenery, history & activities. Come and enjoy Angus and all of its offerings at the Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Rated Bed and Breakfast Farmhouse close to Kirriemuir.
Kirriemuir is the birthplace of Peter Pan's creator, JM Barrie. Visit his home as it may have been furnished in the 19th Century. Kirriemuir also has a Camera Obscura, which was gifted to the town by J M Barrie. Camera Obscura is situated in the Cricket Pavilion on Kirriemuir Hill. Kirriemuir Hill is also home to 'Neverland', a Peter Pan Theme park for children of all ages.The Gateway to the Glens Museum is in the Square in town and has many interesting displays on throughout the year (closed on Mondays).
Glamis Castle, childhood home of the late Queen Mother, is also close by, and the castle and grounds are open to the public from Easter to December.
Cairngorm National Park
Muirhouses Farmhouse Bed and Breakfasat is set amidst the beautiful Angus countryside, close to the Cairngorm National Park. Hillwalking (Glen Clova, Glen Prosen and the Grampain Mountains), mountaineering, cycling and fishing are just a few of the pastimes available (VisitScotland Walkers' & Cyclists' Welcome scheme).cairngorms.co.uk/
The Caenlochan Nature reserve and RSPB Kinnordy Loch, https://www.rspb.org.uk/discoverandenjoynature/seenature/reserves/guide/l/lochofkinnordy/ are also close by, catering for nature lovers and bird watchers. The Ospreys can be seen regularly, feeding at Kinnordy Loch as have otters. We have two barn owl nesting boxes on the farm and have successfully raised chicks over the years. Other nesting birds on farm include Oyster Catcher, Curlew, Lapwing, Snipe, Pheasant and Partridge, with Blackbird, Thrush, various Tits,finches and sparrows in the garden and swallows joining us in the summer months, building their nests in the farm buildings.
Muirhouses is the ideal base for golfing. Muirhouses Farm is next to and has views over Kirriemuir Golf Course. Kirriemuir course was designed by James Braid and is an excellent example of a parkland course.http://www.kirriemuirgolfclub.co.uk
There are an abundance of Golf Courses within easy distance including, Alyth, Rosemount, Edzell, Carnoustie, Forfar and St.Andrews, all offering different challenges for golfers.
Riders can hack out and escape to the foothills of the Angus Glens via the quiet country roads. Stabling for your horse is available at Muirhouses Farm. Auchlishie Eventing is an equestrian centre close by with an indoor arena and a cross-country course.http://www.auchlishie.co.uk