and tennis - Ballater has an excellent bowling green and
tennis courts where visitors are welcome. Bowls and rackets can
watching - buzzards, golden eagles, ospreys, capercaillie,
heron, woodpeckers and crossbills are all local inhabitants. Red
deer, roe deer and red squirrels can also be seen in the area.
- trout and salmon fishing are available in the River
Dee. There are also two lochs stocked with brown and
rainbow trout to tempt the fishermen.
- cycle hire is available in the village and there are many
tracks and paths suitable for off road cycling.
- trekking is available in the grounds of Balmoral
Castle from early April
until the end of July and also on nearby Glen Tanar Estate.