Ballater sits at the foot of Craigendarroch Hill – a sub 2000 hill. Craigendarroch means ‘Hill of Oaks’. This wonderful hill contains some beautiful short walks giving fine views across the village. There are also wonderful views of the Dee valley and Lochnagar. In autumn the contrasting colours of the oaks, pine and birch make it especially appealing.
The wood contains much wildlife and information boards within the wood help to provide a better understanding to the visitor.