Luxury  holiday apartment in Ballater on Royal Deeside

Outdoor Activities in and around Ballater and Royal Deeside

If you like being outside you'll love Deeside. There is something for everyone here whatever the season, with lots of local firms and guides to help you get the best from the Great Outdoors. In addition to the activities linked to below you might want to try gliding at Dinnet, canoeing on the River Dee or quad biking at Deeside Activity Park.

Why not try gliding in Aboyne?

Golf: No less than nine courses, each different in character, lie between the towns of Banchory and Braemar, all within easy reach of your holiday apartment in Ballater. More Details.

Walking and Cycling: From short easy strolls or rides on your doorstep to challenging expeditions in the Cairngorms, all set in stunning scenery. More Details.

Fishing: Have a day on one of the top salmon rivers in the UK, unwind at one of the local trout fisheries or try coarse fishing on the Loch of Aboyne. More Details.

Skiing and Snowboarding: Not one but two of Scotland's major ski areas are less than an hour away. Both have excellent facilities for both skiers and snowboarders. For those who prefer to get off the beaten track the surrounding forests and the high Cairngorms create a vast Winter playground for cross country and ski-touring. More Details.

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