Entries categorised as: Things to Do
Wednesday 2nd August
Photo Galleries: Andy Johnson
UPDATE: Training maps can be collected from 24th July until 28th July at;
Bike Station Ballater
Shop opening hours 10am - 4.30pm.
You will find your pre-paid maps in a labelled envelope. A limited number of training maps for all 4 areas will also be on sale at Bike Station at £5 /map (cash only).
Bike Station Ballater are also generously offering 1 week premium bike hire for all 6 day competitors at a reduced fee of £45 instead of the usual £80. Please ask in store for further details.
On 29th July training maps can be collected and bought from the Event Centre in Ballater. Thereafter please collect your maps from day registration. Training maps will also be on sale at £5 /map. By purchasing a training map you will be supporting the Scottish Elite Development Squad.
Happy training, Oleg
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.