Deeside Nature Activities

This wildlife-focused organisation offers a selection of Safaris with a range of half- and full-day wildlife-watching tours, Luxury Land Rover excursions tailored to maximise opportunities for spotting the region’s charismatic birds, and animals, looking for 3 species of Deer, 2 species of Grouse, birds of prey including Peregrine, Osprey and Golden Eagle whilst describing the conservation and land management issues related to typical highland estates.

Royal Deeside
AB35 5TP

013397 42033

Ballater Boules Challenge

Meet at 10.15am for a 10.30am start - Fun, Friendship & Fresh Air guaranteed!

Monaltrie Park Pavilion
Royal Deeside

Ballater Golf Club

This 18-hole, slightly undulating, medium length golf course is situated in one of the most beautiful parts of upper Deeside. Lying within a circle of hills, the glorious views make this a truly delightful golfing experience. Visitors are made very welcome with full clubhouse facilities being available and special packages offered for 8 or more golfers booking in advance. Check our Facebook page for all our events information!

Victoria Road
Royal Deeside
AB35 5QX

013397 55567

Ballater Bowling Club

Ballater Bowling Club is located about half a mile from the village centre next to Ballater Bowling Club. Surrounded by the beautiful hills of Royal Deeside it makes for a pleasant way of spending a few hours in this delightful corner of Scotland

c/o Ballater Golf Club
Victoria Road
Royal Deeside
AB35 5QW

Cycle Highlands

Cyclehighlands is Aberdeenshire’s biggest bike shop and North east Scotland’s only MTB guiding company. Located behind the church in the centre of Ballater, we also provide quality bike rental with delivery and collection options throughout upper Royal Deeside. Over 100 bikes on display plus essential accessories, spares, trail info and full time workshop. Advance booking recommended.

The Pavilion
Victoria Road
Royal Deeside
AB35 5QQ

013397 55864

The Bike Station

Station Square
Royal Deeside
AB35 5RB

013397 54004

Tullich Fishery

013397 55648


Based in Deeside, Hillgoers team of qualified Mountain Leaders offer bespoke guided walks (low and high level), navigation awards, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, corporate events, outdoor learning and much more. We also run planned events, and these can be seen on our website.
We deliver the best service possible and we are passionate about our profession. Our aim is to share this enthusiasm and knowledge with you, be it teaching navigation, guiding you
through the landscape, identifying flora and fauna or providing interesting historical facts. Please browse our website for more information.

South Mains Cottage
AB31 5AE



Our long established ski and board hire opens during periods of good snow cover at the Victoria Hall, Glenshee Road, Braemar, AB35 5YQ.CycleHighlands
We are ideally located for day trips to Glenshee and for holiday makers visiting Glenshee and the Lecht Centres.
The hire is roadside on the A93 in Braemar and only 16 miles from Ballater.

Snowsport services for The Lecht and Glenshee Ski Centres




Explore the natural beauty of the Cairngorms surrounding Ballater with a series of guided walks. All ages and levels are welcome and with a full social calendar you are sure to have an outstanding time!
Ballater Walking Festival: May 18th - May 24th 2019
The 2019 brochure is now available online at

Tartan Trek for CLAN

The Annual Tartan Trek for CLAN is in May every year. There is a choice of a 6k or 15k walk through beautiful Balmoral Estate. Entry is only £6 and you can register online at Tartan Trek or call 013397 56318 or 01224 647000. Forms are also available at CLAN Cancer Support in Bridge Square, Ballater

Balmoral Estate

013397 56318 / 01224 647000

Easy Health Walks

Easy Health Walks in the Ballater area. Tuesdays at 1.00pm November -March. The rest of the year, the walk can start at 1.30pm. Meet at Glenmuick Church Hall.

Meet in Glenmuick Church Hall

013398 80081

Ranger Guided Walks on Balmoral Estate

When Balmoral is open to the Public the Ranger Service are pleased to offer a series of guided walks. Each Wednesday afternoon during April, May, June and July they provide a guided woodland walk, starting from the Carriage Hall Exhibition at 2.00 p.m.
This walk will take you through the grounds and gardens of Balmoral, passing by some of the monuments and cairns. Your guide will explain about the history of Balmoral as well as the woodland, wildlife, flora and fauna.
The walk last approximately two hours and covers between two and three miles. There is no charge for the guided tour - however the Estate admission fee must be paid.
To book a place on one of our guided walks or events or for further information please call Fiona at The Spittal of Muick Visitor Centre on 013397 55059. To view useful information for guided walk participants please click here. If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us..
The Ranger Service also provide a programme of special themed guided walks during the spring, summer, autumn and winter months.

The Spittal of Muick Visitor Centre

013397 55059


Spirit of the Moment gifts a space in which you can rest and come to a place of healing and wholeness through relaxing the body, mind and soul.

Please explore my website and I hope to see you soon in one of my classes, retreats, One2One sessions, workshops or on the dancefloor. Please phone or email for class information:

Hatha Yoga at the Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Craigendarroch. - the current poster with class information is listed under Community Info/Notice Boards.

Ballater has a wide range of outdoor activities available for everyone – golf, 4×4 tours, cycling, walking, bowling, skiing and fishing as well as indoor activities such as bridge, whist, fitness classes, local history and horticultural talks.

Ballater and the Upper Deeside area as well offer a great deal to all of our communities and we hope that our visitors will enjoy staying in this beautiful, uplifting countryside as much as we do!

For information about times and locations of activities and the organisations / businesses that host them, please copy any URL and paste it into your browser or check the links listed here:

Our Ballater Community calendar

Victoria and Albert Halls Calendar

Visit Cairngorms – What’s On

Visit Royal Deeside / Visit Aberdeenshire

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