Outdoor Pursuits

A wide variety of outdoor activities are available and within easy reach of Banchory, great walks, wonderful golf courses, fine fishing, gliding and river kayaking to name but a few of those on offer. Visitors are welcomed by our local sports clubs.

Banchory Recreation Grounds Tennis, putting and trampolines
Bowling Banchory Bowling Club - Contact Sheila Miller 01330 822004


Aboyne Canoe Club, Contact Chris Redmond 013398 81050. Email: aboynecanoeclub@gmail.com or Web: www.aboynecanoeclub.co.uk


Banchory Curling Club - Contact John Darbyshire 01330 833537



Cycle Routes around Banchory, published by Banchory Pedallers

Heughhead Fishings, Strachan - contact:   B. 01561 361848 M. 07968 861537. Walk-in bookings for the Fishery are available at the Orvis Shop, 2-8 Bridge Street, Banchory

Mill of Strachan Trout Fishing
Raemoir Trout Fishery
Salmon Fishing on the Dee
Gliding Deeside Gliding Club
Golf The Royal Deeside Golf Classic
Banchory Golf Club
Inchmarlo Golf Club
Horse Riding Glen Tanar Equestrian Centre, Aboyne,
Hayfield Riding Centre, Aberdeen
Mill of Strachan Riding Club
Balmenach Pony Trekking Ballater, Tel 013397 55660
Kayaking River Kayaking on the Dee - Stonehaven Canoe Club
Aboyne Canoe Club, contact Jonathan Kitching Tel: 013398 85342     E-mail: kitching.family@virgin.net
Kayak Scotland - River and Sea Kayaking in Aberdeenshire
Mountain Biking Durris Forrest Trails

Mar Orienteering Club

Banchory Schools Orienteering Club
Grampian Orienteers
Outdoor Activity Centres and Adventure Activities Deeside Activity Park - Fishing, Stalking, Archery, Quad Bikes, Mountain Bikes, Clay Shooting, Off Road Driving
Bigfoot Adventures - Training and Development in the Outdoors
Lecht Outdoor Centre
Huntly Nordic and Outdoor Centre, Rhynie. Tel 01466 794428
Running Deeside Runners
Sailing Aberdeen and Stonehaven Yacht Club
Skiing and Snowboarding Lecht Outdoor Centre
Cairngorm Ski Resort
Clashindarroch Cross Country Ski Trails,  Rhynie. Tel 01466 794428
Walking and Trekking Scolty Hill
Shooting Greens, River Dee and Views of the Feugh Valley
Glen Dye - Clachnaben - Glen Dye
Peterculter to Drumoak
Walking World - Local Walks
Low Level Walking around Tarland
Walk North East Scotland
Cairngorm Outdoor Access Trust
Local Paths Groups

Scolty Woodland Park Association

Banchory Paths Association
Friends of Durris Forests
Strachan Paths Group