Saturday 16th MayWelcome Reception
7pm Albert Hall
Register your arrival, and you will be provided with your name badge and updated with any news. Enjoy a glass of wine or a soft drink with some nibbles, and meet other walkers, old friends, the Walk Leaders and the locals who will accompany you on your walks .
Sunday 17th MayTalk by author, Iain Campbell
7.30pm Mike Sheridan Room
on his fascinating journey along the Indus River. His love of the mountains here, inspired him to travel to the holy mountains in Asia, and then return to travel from the mouth of the Indus to its scource, travelling through Pakistan, India and Tibet.
Monday 18th MayQuiz Night
7.30 Ballater Golf Club
An entertaining quiz night to test your general knowledge. A complimentary glass of wine to help with the answers!
Tuesday 19th MayNo special event so that you can enjoy the hospitality Ballater has to offer in its many cafés, restaurants and bars.
Wednesday 20th MayThe Festival Gathering 4pm Crathie Kirk Hall
All walks are finishing at the Crathie Kirk Hall at 4pm. A two-course meal, with the opportunity to socialise with walkers from other walks, followed by world renowned Paul Anderson on his fiddle, with Ian Murray accompanying him.
This is included in the price of the Wednesday walks. Non walkers are most welcome (£12). You are requested to bring your own bottle to the green hut that morning, or the day before (at the bus departure times), and we will label it and deliver it to the hall for you. We hope everyone will come. Transport back to Ballater is provided.
Thursday 21st MayPhotographic presentation by Anke Addy
7.30pm Mike Sheridan Room The Living Cairngorms – Powerful photographs of the mountains, air and light, water, snow and ice, plants, birds and mammals.
Friday 22nd MayCeilidh
7.30pm Victoria Hall
Save some energy for the Scottish dancing! We have Graeme Mitchell playing, and he will give a quick run through of each dance so no experience required. Bring your own drinks and nibbles. A special visit from the Ballater Pipe Band, and a raffle. A great and fun finale to the Ballater Walking Festival in 2020. Come along – we know you’ll love it!

The Albert Hall, Mike Sheridan Room and the Victoria Hall are all opposite the Station in Station Square. The Golf Club is at the end of Victoria Road, and Crathie Kirk Hall is in Crathie.

Anke Addy’s photograph of Glen Derry