Cambus O May

Managed by Forest Enterprise, Cambus O'May is an attractive highland pinewood with many welcoming facilities for visitors of all abilities. There are four easy to follow way-marked routes with interesting interpretation about the area's history and ecology, and openings in the forest give unexpected views of Lochnagar. Some of the routes are suitable for wheelchairs, while others have seats located at the top of steeper sections.

2½ miles, 4 km (3mins) east of Ballater, on the A93.


  • Range of short, circular way- marked routes.
  • Car park, picnic site and a spectacular viewpoint nearby.
  • Orienteering course (maps are available from Lochnagar Leisure Outdoor Shop, Ballater).
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Cambus O'May Suspension Bridge

Just a short walk from a small car park ( east of the main Cambus O'May forest car park) lies a picturesque white suspension bridge. First constructed in 1905 and repaired in 1988, the bridge lies at a graceful bend in the river, the banks of which are ideal for summer picnics.

4 miles, 6.4 km (5mins) east of Ballater, on the A93


  • Car park.

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