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Royal Deeside : Sports and Activities

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Royal Deeside is a truly magnificent place for those who enjoy their sport and activities away from 'the madding crowd'. The hillwalker conquering some remote Cairngorms peak can be very isolated. But even those who wish to take a gentle stroll on, say, the delightful 'seven-bridges' walk at Ballater, would find it a peaceful experience. The mountains, glens, lochs, rivers, forests, moors and open ground combine to offer an opportunity to all those who like a physical challenge.

The opportunities for those who like mountain sports are exceptional as many of the finest 'Munros' (mountains over 3000 ft) are found here. Scotland's largest ski-centre, Glenshee, is located at Cairnwell just 8 miles south of Braemar and the Lecht is just north of the valley. The high hills also offer plenty of scope for cross-country skiers. These mountains also produce the air currents that make gliding conditions at Aboyne amongst the best in Europe.

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Royal Deeside is fortunate in having many well-managed estates so that fishing in the rivers and lochs is excellent. The estates also offer great sport to grouse shooters and deer stalkers. But the game is available for viewing as well and Balmoral Castle is just one place where it is possible to experience a 4x4 safari.

Add some great golf courses, orienteering, hang-gliding, indoor facilities etc then the options available match those of anywhere in Scotland.

fish Pond at Tullich

This view of the fish pond at Tullich at dusk illustrates how much the countryside of Royal Deeside has to offer outdoor sports enthusiasts. Here one can fish for trout amongst wonderful scenery. Further back the hills make excellent walks and contain many grouse moors and deer stalking zones. In the background is Lochnagar, one of the most popular 'Munros' in Scotland. The skies above are likely to be shared by a glider from Aboyne and a bird of prey such as osprey or buzzard

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