Entries categorised as: Rest day
In best Scottish 6 Days tradition the middle of the week counts as a “rest” day so of course many competitors scattered across the area to sight-see, mountain bike, golf, Munro bag (Loch Muick and Lochnagar will have been busy) and much more.
Wednesday 2nd August
Photo Galleries: Andy Johnson
Venue: Cambus o’May.
Grid ref: NO406981.
Directions: From the west: leave Ballater on the A93. After 3 miles turn left, signed ‘Cambus o’May Forest Walks’. Follow the track to the parking area and park as directed.
From the east: Turn right off the A93 approx 4 miles west of Dinnet signed as above.
When you are not orienteering
With all races being within 30km of Ballater travel times along the A93 will be short and there will be plenty of time for post race activities – visiting some of the famous castles of Aberdeenshire (including Balmoral which is open on the 30/31st July), doing a distillery tour, exploring the Vat Burn at Muir of Dinnet, climbing famous local hills such as Morven or Lochnagar. Rock climbing in the Pass of Ballater involves little walking or else there are bigger crags on Lochnagar or further west in the main Cairngorm massif. Mountain biking is fantastic in Deeside with plenty of good forest tracks and also some more exciting downhill tracks for those craving adrenaline.