Deeside attracts a lot of visitors for the highland games in the summer, mountain-biking, hill-walking or sight-seeing. There are plenty of guides out there for the serious hill-walker but I thought I'd set up Deesidewalks.com for people who are visiting Ballater or Deeside and interested in exploring some of the countryside but perhaps not strapping on their crampons and heading straight up Lochnagar.
The website was set up in Spring 2012 and I plan to regularly add to it. To start with I have described the routes for 8 walks around Ballater in the heart of Upper Deeside. I hope you find the suggested walks here helpful and interesting.
Good luck and I hope you enjoy the beautiful countryside on our valley as much as I have done.