Saturday 21st May
Festival Reception in the Albert Hall (opposite the Station)
Come and meet other walkers, friends from other years and the   leaders and helpers who will be guiding you throughout the week. Perhaps arrange shared transport. We are serving a Supper dish of Vegetable Chilli and Rice and delicious tray bakes. BYOB.  All welcome.   
This is free for walkers and £5 per head for non-walkers
Sunday 22nd May
A Photographic Presentation: The Living Cairngormsby Anke Addy in the Mike Sheridan Room in the Halls.  Stunning images of Mountains, Air, Light, Water, Snow, Ice, Mammals, Plants and Birds. Books on sale should you wish to buy. All welcome.  
This is free for walkers  and £5 per head for non-walkers.
Tuesday 24th May
The Walking Festival Dinner at the Glen Aden Hotel
Meet up with your new walking companions and old friends for a two-course dinner. Price £17.00 per head to be paid now.   All welcome. Please choose your menu:
Steak Pie, potatoes and seasonal Vegetables
Balmoral chicken, potatoes, and seasonal vegetables
Vegetarian Thai Curry
Cheesecake with cream
Sticky toffee pudding with ice cream
Fruit salad
Friday 27th May
Traditional Ceilidh with Graeme Mitchell in the Victoria Hall plus an appearance by the Ballater Pipe Band and a raffle.   Bring your own drinks and snacks and dance the night away. A Festival Finale. All welcome This is free for walkers and £10 per head for non-walkers.

Tickets can be obtained from the Visit Ballater box office Here. The Albert Hall, Mike Sheridan Room and the Victoria Hall are all opposite the Station in Station Square. The Glen Aden Hotel is on the Church Green.

Free evenings: Take your BWF badge as many of the local businesses are offering Use of spa at the Hilton for £10 pp.         

If you find you are unexpectedly free to come along to an event, but have not booked to do so, please do come along and let us know at the door.   

Anke Addy’s photograph of Glen Derry