Saturday 3rd June
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 Vegetarian Moussaka with a glass of wine and traybakes.
All welcome.   
This is free for walkers and £10 per head for non-walkers
Monday 5th June
Talk in the Mike Sheridan Room:
Cairngorms 2030 – What’s on the horizon
Murray Ferguson, the Cairngorms National Park Director for People and Place will be giving a talk on the history and future of the Park.  With the 20th anniversary of the National Park later this year, Murray will look back at why the area was designated as a National Park, how the boundary was drawn up and will look forwards to 2030, focusing on some of the exciting projects they are working on to ensure that the Park is a place where “People and Nature Thrive Together”.
Free for walkers and £5 for non-walkers.
Wednesday 7th June
The Walking Festival Dinner
At The Barrel in the Glenaden Hotel on the green
Please arrive 7.00 for 7.30pm
£20 for 2 courses – please make your selections on the booking form
Friday 8th June
Traditional Ceilidh in the Victoria Hall
Music by Graeme Mitchell
Bring your own snacks, drinks and glasses
and wear a Touch of Tartan!
Free for Walkers and £10 for non-walkers.

Tickets can be obtained from the Bookings Page 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 some of the local businesses are offering discounts.         

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.   

Sue Rutherford, a local cook will again be rustling up a delicious meal for the welcome reception on 2 May… And new this year – after 6 years cooking and baking in local cafes, including providing weekly meal deliveries locally during lockdown. Sue has recently set up her own business – Deeside Dining.

Sue is offering to provide you with delicious home cooked meals which you can heat up in your accommodation. Perfect after a long day in the open air! She can also provide the option of packed lunches which you would pre-order and collect from your meeting point before your walk.

Email Sue at and she will send you menus.

Anke Addy’s photograph of Glen Derry