Ballater Walking Festival 2024 – Evening Programme
Saturday 18th May 7.00 for 7.30pm
Welcome reception in the Albert Hall. Come and pick up your badge, meet your walk leaders and helpers and the rest of the BWF team. Re-acquaint with fellow walkers from past years and share experiences with others who are joining us for the first time. Supper, a Mediterranean Chicken with rice and garlic bread, or a vegetarian option, and dessert (cooked by our lovely local ‘Deeside Dining’ chef, Sue) and your first glass of wine is included for all participants of BWF. Please indicate on the booking form any dietary requirements. Everybody is welcome.
Free for walkers. £10.00 per head for guests.
Monday 20th May 7.30pm
Quiz Night at Ballater Golf Club. Join us for a fun social evening testing your general knowledge and trivia, hosted by our BWF quiz masters Gordon and Sandy. Please arrive before 7.15pm so we can arrange you in teams of 4 or come as a ready-organised team complete with name! Meals are available at the Golf Club beforehand – please arrange with the Golf Club direct (menu available on their website: https://www.ballatergolfclub.co.uk/the-coyles-restaurant). The bar will also be open for the purchase of drinks throughout.
Quiz – Free for walkers. £5.00 for guests.
Wednesday 22nd May 7.00 for 7.30pm
Festival Dinner at the Barrel (Glenaden Hotel). Meet up with your new walking companions and old friends at our annual festival dinner. Main course and dessert, followed by tea or coffee. Please book your place, make your menu selection on the booking form and pay along with your walk bookings.
Traditional End of Festival 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 away any reserves of energy you still have left from your walks! A Festival Finale.
All welcome. This is free for walkers and £10 per head for non-walkers.
The Albert Hall and Victoria Hall are both opposite the Station in Station Square. The Glenaden Hotel is on the Church Green next to the Indian restaurant. Ballater Golf Club is at the end of Victoria Road (AB35 5QX).
Take your BWF badge with you as many of the local businesses are offering discounts. The Hilton Grand Vacations Club at the Craigendarroch are happy to offer you access to the Leisure facilities during this week at a cost of £15.00 per person per day, or alternatively you can purchase a week’s pass for £40.00, on production of the Ballater Walking Festival badge.
Packed lunch service. Sue Rutherford, a local cook, will again be rustling up a tasty meal for the welcome reception on 18th May… Following the popularity of her packed lunch service last year, she will again be offering to make and deliver delicious packed lunches on the morning of your walk. These need to be pre-ordered and collected from your meeting point before your walk.
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