Exploring the landscape of Craigendarroch, Ballater: Walking, Talking and Sketching

Exploring the Deeside landscape, this event will involve a walk with National Park staff up and around Craigendarroch hill, stopping at intervals to observe, discuss and sketch some of the special landscape qualities, ranging from broad mountain landforms to the details of trees, lichen and rocks.

This event is aimed at everybody, even if you don’t know one native plant or landform from another and haven’t drawn since school days. You do, however, need to be comfortable walking about 2 miles (3.2km), including up and down fairly steep slopes along a narrow, sometimes rough woodland path. All materials will be provided and yours to keep.

LOCATION Meeting at the CNPA office in Ballater
REQUIREMENTS Attendees will need to wear grippy footwear suitable for walk of 2 miles and warm clothing suitable for sitting in landscape in one place for up to 30 minutes. We will provide basic sketching materials and equipment but feel free to bring your own materials if you have preferences. We recommend you bring a snack and drink. Seat mats can be provided if requested.
Suitable for adults aged 16 and over.
TOILETS Toilets at Church Square Car Park, Ballater approx. 5 mins from start point
DOGS Calm, well-behaved dogs welcome if on a lead.
DISABLED ACCESS This event is unlikely to be suitable for disabled attendees
COST £5 per ticket
BOOKING INFO Booking essential: click here to book now

  • Date : May 14, 2022 - May 14, 2022
  • Time : 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm (UTC)
  • Venue : Royal Deeside


Cairngorms National Park Authority