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Four areas in Deeside will be available for training purposes from Monday 24 July to Saturday 5 August; Balnagowan, Bogendreip, Glen Dye, and Scolty.

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Rest Day

Wednesday 2nd August

For those who don't want to "Rest" we have a range of activities to keep you occupied.

The traditional Sprint race for those with energy to burn, or TrailO for those wanting to test the brain and give the body a rest.

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Things to Do

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.

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