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An event campsite with capacity for over 750 orienteers will be established in Ballater. The campsite will be sited in fields east of Monaltrie Park, home of the Ballater Highland Games. This is a quiet location on the edge of this attractive Victorian village, with fine views to Craigendarroch and Pannanich Hill.

The campsite will be open from the afternoon of Friday 28 July 2017 until the morning of Sunday 6 August 2017 and contain family, quiet, mixed and youth zones. Campers are asked to respect others, with no vehicles allowed to enter the parking area after 2200 hrs and a polite request to keep noise down to a minimum after dark. A warden will be on call 24/7 and we will also provide daytime campsite security.

The campsite will include multiple shower units, flushable “mains” toilets with sinks and additional screened off sink units.  Electrical hook-ups will be available as a costed option for all campsite users (limited availability).  Chemical toilet emptying facilities will be provided.  It is hoped that a low cost “next day” laundry service will be available through Ballater Community Enterprise, owners of the permanent caravan park.

The event centre (in the Victoria and Albert Halls) is within 5 minutes’ walk, and local shopsincluding a supermarket, bakery and butcher are also within easy walking distance.  The local Co-op is open from 0600 hrs-2200 hrs daily.

Immediately adjacent to the campsite is a play area for younger children, as well as spacefor football, frisbee or other team games.  Dogs are allowed on site and a dog walking area will be available.  Depending on your network 4G may be available on the campsite, and full Wi-Fi is available in the event centre.

The shuttle bus service to race venues will run from near the campsite, and is included as part of the entry fees (pre-booking necessary).

Campsite pre-booking is preferred through the online entries system for the event, with limited availability of pitches at the event.  Please book early.


Tent including one adult £10 per night
Tent including one junior (aged 5-20) or student £7 per night
Each additional adult £5 per night
Each additional junior (aged 5-20) or student £3 per night
Children aged under 5 Free
Campervan/Motorhome/Caravan including all occupants £23 per night
Electrical hook up £4 per night
Other vehicles (cars, minibuses) parking at campsite Free

Cancellation Policy

In the case of curtailment or cancellation of the event campsite due to circumstances
beyond our control, we reserve the right to retain all or part of the campsite fees.

Competitors may only cancel their campsite booking if the event campsite itself has not
been curtailed or cancelled. Cancellations of a campsite booking before 1 May 2017 will
be given a 75% refund. Cancellations between 1 May and 30 June 2017 inclusive will be
given a 50% refund. We regret that no refunds of campsite fees will be possible after this

You can also donate your cancelled campsite fees (without any deductions) to a local

Email if you wish to cancel your campsite booking.

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Campsite view North, Credit:Colin Matheson

Campsite view North

Campsite view South, Credit:Colin Matheson

Campsite view South

Ballater Campsite Layout

Ballater Campsite Layout

Portakabin, Credit:Portakabin


Portakabin, Credit:Portakabin


Last edited: 07th Sep