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Welcome to Knockburn Loch

Knockburn Loch is a superb outdoor adventure sports facility. It regularly hosts large-scale national events like the Scottish Triathlon Championships, the Scottish Cyclocross Championships and the Beast Race

Knockburn is located in the vicinity of the small town of Banchory (5 miles) and the city of Aberdeen (20 miles). 

By Air

Aberdeen Airport is located some 20 miles north east of Knockburn Loch.

Direct flights to Aberdeen with British Airways, KLM, Flybe and EasyJet are available to and from Amsterdam, Belfast, Bristol, Birmingham, Dublin, London and Manchester.


Other international airports in Scotland include Glasgow, Inverness & Edinburgh. 

Please see here for car hire options and choose from the companies at Aberdeen airport.

By Road

Please set your SatNav to:


Knockburn Sports Loch



AB31 6LL


Alternatively, GoogleMaps will direct you reliably to the event base. 


Then please follow the Athletes Guidebook for advice on where to park and how to access the camping & facilities.

By Rail

There are regular train services to Aberdeen from most major cities and direct fast services from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness and London (incl. sleeper services.)


Plan your train travel with TRAINLINE online or by calling 0333 202 222.

Car rental companies Enterprise (01224 642642) and Arnold Clark (01224 622714) will meet you at the station - please arrange this at the point of booking.

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