Positive and Important Update on 2016 Walking Festival

The full 2016 Ballater Walking Festival is cancelled but from the 22nd to 27th May 2016 a program of walks will be offered up to visitors to the village based on first come first served, and there will be no registration and no fee levied to people who join.
The program of the walks envisaged will be evaluated in the next few weeks to check on the terrain. The level of the walks will be medium  and easy, with one walk per day. This is in no way an attempt to replicate the Ballater Walking Festival but will allow regulars and some new followers to enjoy local walks and hopefully get a taste for future years.
The plan is for most of the daily walks to start and finish in the village but we may opt for a couple of days to offer some starts and finishes outside the immediate area, to enjoy a little variety. Taking the form of a “meet” these, would start and finish at a good car park to be identified, and obviously would also require some personal transport.
Walks from the village will start at 09:00 meeting at The Hut on the Green, Ballater.
Can walkers download and complete “PERSONAL INFORMATION” , which can be found in the 2016 Brochure on this website Pages 11 & 14 (obviously exclude the section that covers walks on page 11). Versions of this document will be circulated to local Hotels and B&Bs. This document will be collected prior to any walk undertaken. One form will suffice for all walks completed during the week.