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Mountain Biking in Cambus O’May, Ballater, Northeastern Scotland United Kingdom

Trail:
Forest Trail
Length:
11 mi / 17.7 km
Ascent:
356 m / 1167 ft
Tech:
Moderate
Time:
2.5 hrs
Between Ballater and Dinnet -on the north side of the A93- you will find Cambus O'May, one of the many enchanting woodlands in Scotland. This forest will offer you the tranquility of its stunning firs and dominant Scots pines while enjoying a ride with your mountain bike.

Scotland and Cairngorms in particular is famous for mountain activities. The area has been defined by the International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA) as the top destination for mountain biking and Campus O’ May is one of the parks you don’t want to miss biking. You can chose riding around the Burn O’Vat or Loch Kinord and the hills behind.

The Forest Trail, a run round the Cambus O’ May forest,  is a perfect choice if you want to avoid climbing out onto the exposed hillside on a cold or windy day. This not so technical 11 mi / 17.7 km trail is fast and flowing in lots of parts. The first downhill single-track is a nice fast sweeping section that leads you through the trees down to a rough rooty natural path.

Some of the highlights are the climb and descent around Cnoc Dubh and the descent on a very rough double track that starts at Tag 5 and is full of dips and humps. In general, it is a very nice natural route that waits for you to paddle through it.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Aberdeen City
37.8 mi / 60.8 km, 1 hr 3 mins
Drive from the A944 , B9125 , B977 , A980 ... and A93 to Aberdeenshire Head west on W North St to Littlejohn St 0.4 miles At the roundabout, take the second exit to Hutcheon St/A944 Continue to follow the A944 4.0 miles At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on A944 Go through one roundabout 2.4 miles At the roundabout, take the first exit to B9119 0.4 miles At the roundabout, take the 1st exit Go through one roundabout 0.4 miles Continue straight B9119 0.3 miles At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit Go through one roundabout 2.5 miles Continue straight B9125 0.2 miles Turn left to stay on B9125 3.4 miles Continue to B977 3.7 miles Continue straight on to A980 3.8 miles Turn left to B993 0.9 miles Turn left at (v) B993 2.0 miles Turn right in (v) Old Military Rd/A93 Continue to follow the A93 13.5 miles Turn right
BY CAR FROM Dufftown, Moray
44.7 mi / 72 km, 1 hr 17 mins
Head northweston Church Stto Fife St/A941 308 feet / 8 sec Follow the B9009, B9008 and A939 to Aberdeenshire 44.6 miles / 1 hr. 16 minutes. Turn left at (n) Conval St/A941/B9009 Continue to follow the B9009 10.8 miles Turn left at (n) B9008 7.7 miles Turn left at (v) A939 11.7 miles Turn right to stay in (v) A939 6.0 miles Turn left to stay on A939 4.8 miles Turn left at (v) A93 0.4 miles Turn left to (v) of Pass Ballater/B972 1.9 miles Continue along A93 1.4 miles Turn left
BY CAR FROM Aviemore, Highland
53.8 mi / 86.5 km, 1 hr 27 mins
Follow the Dalnabay and Dalfaber Dr to Grampian Rd/B9152 0.9 miles / 3 minutes. Head north to Dalnabay 200 feet Continue straight Dalnabay 0.1 miles Turn left to stay on Dalnabay 197 feet Slight left to stay on Dalnabay 0.2 miles Turn left to stay on Dalnabay 39 feet Slight left to stay on Dalnabay 0.2 miles Turn left at (v) Dr. Dalfaber 0.4 miles Drive from the A95 and A939 in Aberdeenshire 52.9 miles / 1 hr. 24 minutes. Turn rightat (n) Grampian Rd/B9152 Continue to follow the B9152 1.0 miles Continue straight A95 Go through one roundabout 12.3 miles At the roundabout Spey Bridge Roundabout , take the 3rd exit and stay on A95 0.9 miles Turn right in (v) Old Military Rd/A939 7.7 miles Turn right to stay in (v) Old Military Rd/A939 Continue to follow the A939 4.7 miles Turn left to stay on A939 0.3 miles Take the 2nd turning right to stay in (v) A939 11.7 miles Turn right to stay in (v) A939 6.0 miles Turn left to stay on A939 4.8 miles Turn leftin (v) A93 0.4 miles Turn left to (v) of Pass Ballater/B972 1.9 miles Continue along A93 1.4 miles Turn left
BY AIR
Aberdeen Airport,
37 mi / 59.55 km
BY AIR
Inverness Airport,
79.4 mi / 127.79 km.
BY TRAIN

No train station serving this spot.

Schools

If you are interested in trying out this amazing sport in this spot press the request button so as to give you more information and prices.

BOOKING REQUEST
Kitesurfing 1 Day Lessons, East Sussex
/ Camber Sands, East Sussex, South East England, United Kingdom

The one day kitesurfing course is aimed at complete beginners and a great introduction to the sport. Initially learning the fundamentals and kite control whilst covering safety, site assessments, and kite set ups, then moving into the water for body dragging and self rescue techniques.The course is 90% practical and brilliant fun!!!

Course Duration: 6 hours total.

All included + post course handout pack.

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125
Kiteboarding 2 Days Lessons, East Sussex
/ Camber Sands, East Sussex, South East England, United Kingdom

The two day course is aimed at complete beginners with the 1st day the same as the 1 day lesson (above). The second day of this course goes on to cover more complex bodydragging techniques, board starts and continuous riding while keeping the power in the kite.100% practical and great as a weekend break.

Course duration: 12 hours total

All included + post course handout pack.

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215
During weekends the cost of the activity is 240€
Kite Landboarding Lessons, East Sussex
/ Camber Sands, East Sussex, South East England, United Kingdom

All Equipment, including safety is supplied in the kite landboarding lessons:

Bring a study pair of shoes, sunglasses, sun cream and warm clothing if it is cold.

Post lesson discount vouchers for equipment we offer are available.

Course duration: 4 hours

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112
Wave Surfing Lessons, East Sussex
/ Camber Sands, East Sussex, South East England, United Kingdom

The huge benefit of stand up paddle surfing over regular surfing is that much smaller less steep waves are catchable before they break, and as the boards are much more stable it is easier to pick up. Additionally, as you start in a standing position, there is no popping up onto the SUP, while the paddle can be used for extra stability and drive on the wave.

Camber offers some for stand up paddle surfing with both small and big waves.

Course Duration: 2 hours

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63
Kitesurfing 5 Days – Zero to Hero Course, East Sussex
/ Camber Sands, East Sussex, South East England, United Kingdom

Our zero to hero course takes you from a complete beginner to a confident kitesurfer able to continue the sport independently. The first 3 days cover a similar syllabus to the 1, 2 and 3 day kitesurfing courses (above) with the following 2 days moving on to advanced equipment tuning, detailed theory, board control in various conditions & freestyle techniques including basic jumps.

Course duration: 30 hours total

All included + post course handout pack.

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570
Kitesurfing 3 Days Lessons, East Sussex
/ Camber Sands, East Sussex, South East England, United Kingdom

The first two days of this course follow the same outline as the 1 and 2 day courses (above) and it then offers another full day on the board to really master the board start and go on to controlled edging, upwind riding and turns. If you’re keen to take up the sport we recommend the three day kitesurfing lesson as it gives the time to become confident and independent.

Course duration: 18 hours total

All included + post course handout pack.

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315
During weekends the cost of the activity is 365€
Kitesurfing Lessons – Board Control, East Sussex
/ Camber Sands, East Sussex, South East England, United Kingdom

This course is aimed at kitesurfers that have already had some kitesurfing lessons such as a 2 or 3 day course and would like some more tuition to master their board starts and controlled riding. The lesson is 100% practical and the whole time is spent with the board.

Course duration: 5 hours

All included + post course handout pack.

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125
Kitesurfing Coaching – Intermediate & Advanced, East Sussex
/ Camber Sands, East Sussex, South East England, United Kingdom

As well as beginner courses we also offer more advanced coaching sessions. Have you ever found that you come back from a session having just cruised up and down without trying out anything new? With an experienced coach by your side to push you and impart their knowledge to aid your progression you will improve quicker than expected! We run both intermediate and advanced coaching days.

Course duration: 3-4 hours

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65
SUP Introductory Lessons, East Sussex
/ Camber Sands, East Sussex, South East England, United Kingdom

Brief theory & safety covering the sea / river, weather & local sites

SUP equipment

Stance and Balance

Paddling styles

Paddle strokes & techniques

Board control & steering

Paddle and board stability

Once you have learnt the SUP basics you can progress onto the river tours or wave surfing lesson:

Course Duration: 2 hours

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63
Rafting & Wind Tunnel Flying, East England
/ Bedford, East England, United Kingdom

Summer/Autumn 2016-2017

Europe

River Rafting, Wind Tunnel Flying & Outdoor activities in Bedford, United Kingdom.

From June to September. 3 Days – air travel not included.

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590

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