The River Dee

This beautiful secluded spot, locally know as Sluievannachie, sits on a raised river terrace amongst a magnificent oak wood overlooking the Dee, close to the centre of Ballater. It provides convenient access to some glorious walks up river along the old railway line and down river around the golf course, as well as a very pleasant picnic spot.

36 miles (50mins) west of Aberdeen, on the A93.


  • Car park and picnic site
  • All abilities path on level surfaces leads out of the car park down river beside the golf course, with magnificent views of the River Dee and surrounding countryside. Ideal for those with push chairs, wheelchairs and the less abled.
  • Other attractive walks from the car park up river, including a link to the magnificent walk up Craigendarroch Hill which sits above Ballater.
  • Other facilities - see Ballater
  • For more information click here

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