06 May 17
The Tartan Trek
The TARTAN TREK is a supervised walk, on Saturday, 6th of May 2017. The walk will take place around Balmoral Estate, focusing on the many landmark cairns, offering varied scenery and stunning views of Balmoral Castle.
You can opt to do the short 3.5k family friendly walk or the more challenging and scenic 10k walk. The shorter walk is fully accesible by wheelchair and push chair, while the longer route is off road and hilly in places, but offering fabulous views of Royal Deeside from many of the high points.
Both routes offer fantastic views of Balmoral castle, and finish through the castle gates.
There is an additional option on the 3.5k route to take part in the trail to "Find CLANCY" along the way, to help encourage children explore the route to see if they can spot our mascot CLANCY hiding in the Queen's woodlands!
Children under the age of 16 can enter free of charge, but MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT. Please enter your family under the accompanying adults name. You can enter the children's names in the entry form free of charge, up to three children per paying adult. Those children entered with the accompanying adult on the entry form must be accompanied by the same adult on the day of the trek.
REGRETTABLY NO DOGS ALLOWED
The aims of the walk are:
1) to raise awareness of the facilities that CLAN Cancer Support offers to those affected in any way by cancer,
2) to show that gentle exercise can be beneficial even for those who are unwell, and
3) to boost funds to enable us to continue to offer our support and wellbeing services free of charge to those in the local community.
10k route minimum £10 donation/ 3.5k minimum donation of £5.
Under 16s are free but must be accompanied by an adult.
Under 16s must be entered on the entry form under the accompanying adults name.
Some walkers may feel that they would like to use the opportunity to seek sponsorship for the walk in order to help our fundraising efforts. An official sponsorship form can be requested via email to or by calling CLAN house on 01224 647000.
Anyone wishing to make a donation in addition to their entry fee may do this at the same time as the entry fee payment online. Please be aware For online transactions, EntryCentral applies a 5% surcharge to your charity donation. Almost all of this surcharge goes to the banks and payment processing servers that EntryCentral uses. At the time of writing this surcharge is cheaper than the surcharge applied at the charity specific website justgiving.com which applies 5% + VAT + 1.45%.
There will be no surcharge if you decide to send the organiser a cheque or hand in a cash donation on the day of the event instead of paying online.
Closing date for online registration is Thursday 4th of May, (or by post).
Entry forms can be collected from CLAN Charity shop, Bridge Square, Ballater, from CLAN House in Aberdeen or by emailing the organisers at
Entries are also accepted on the day from 10am.
All entrants must SIGN-IN on the day at the marquee, and collect their allocated number.
Marquee will be open from 10.00 a.m.
The Trek starts at 11am at the rear of the Tourist Information Centre, Crathie, (by Balmoral). The 10k and 3.5k walkers will all set off at the same time and continue on the same route until a clearly marked junction with marshals within Balmoral grounds.
Toilets and free Car Parking will be available in the field behind the Tourist Information Office. Teas, coffees, baking and refreshments will be available in the registration tent throughout the day.
By signing and returning this entry form you declare that to the best of your knowledge the participants named on this form are fit to take part in the event and that they have no medical conditions that would endanger them or others taking part. If in doubt you should consult your GP. You understand and accept that they will participate entirely at their own risk and the organisers accept no liability for death or injury to them, or loss/damage to your belongings.
WARM AND WATERPROOF CLOTHING – STOUT FOOTWEAR.
BRING FOOD AND DRINK FOR THE DAY
WEAR A TOUCH OF TARTAN.
Tea and Coffee are available both before and after the Treks