A warm welcome awaits you in Ballater, 40 miles west of Aberdeen and about 60 miles north of Perth, in the heart of Royal Deeside, at the annual

Ballater Royal Deeside Walking Festival

Held each May

Royal Deeside, in the eastern Cairngorms National Park, starts at the western end of the Dee Valley and follows the majestic River Dee from Braemar, scene of the world famous Highland Games, down past Balmoral, Ballater and Aboyne to Banchory in the east. The area contains some of the finest mountain and glen country in Scotland - ideal for a walking break.

For more details please see the official website