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This summer Deeside will host the Scottish 6-Days for the 4th time, following previous events in 1983, 1993 and 2005. Main website for the event is here. Around 3,000 orienteers are expected to participate in the festival from all over Scotland, the rest of the UK, and beyond. However, the event is not just for expert seasoned orienteers and is open to all to participate. As well as competitive age-based classes there is a range of open colour-coded courses avilable for anyone to enter. And for the under 8s each day there will be a fun string course too. In case you are having difficulty understanding what is on offer and which class to enter, this document aims to demystify the whole event.
Please note that the closing date for pre-entries is 30th June 2017.
The WOUDS series concluded this week after 4 successful events at Morrone Birkwood, Starthdon Woods, Crathie Woods and Craigendarroch Hill. Overall scores for the series have now been calculated.
Here are the latest standings for the JD2C, updated after the event at Tyrebagger on 28th May (5th event in the series). Next counting event will be Sluie on 18th June.
A thumb compass was found at Wednesday's event at Tilquhillie. If this is yours, please reply to and we will re-unite you.
MAROC committee are proposing that the level D event at Coull this Sunday 30th April count as a JD2C event. This is contrary to the note on 15th April that Tyrebagger would be the next JD2C event.
Although Coull is a Level D event, there is a good range of courses and any beginners can be shadowed on the white.
Wednesday Orienteering in Upper Dee/Donside Series
We have a truly exciting 4 weeks of Wed evening events lined up starting on World Orienteering Day on the 24th May 2017. The series includes 3 stunning brand new orienteering areas and another just as stunning which has been rarely used...
We are planning on holding an orienteering camp during the second week of the April holidays, on Tues 11th, Wed 12th, Thu 13th. The camp will cater for all standards up to light green and will be suitable for anyone age 9+.
Further information and an application form are available here
As part of the COPE project we will be running a 4-week block of After-School Club in Ballater on a Tues, 3:30-4:30 pm, starting on 7th March. This club is targeted primarily at beginners in P5-7 and will build on the sessions introduced last autumn in the school. The club will meet at the Primary School but will normally walk over to Craigendarroch Woods to train in the forest.
Further information and application form for the Ballater club is available here
After the Easter holidays there will be a similar 4-week block held in Braemar.
We will shortly be re-starting After-School Orienteering clubs in Banchory and Aboyne, suitable for beginners and youngsters with some experience in P5-7. The Banchory club will run on a Tues 3:45-4:45 pm starting on 21st March and the Aboyne club will run on a Thu 5:00-6:00 pm starting on 9th March.
Further information and application form for the Banchory club is available here
Further information and application form for the Aboyne club is available here