Nearest town: Aboyne
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- Lat/Lon: 57.083342,-2.816271
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Pre Event Info
Directions / Parking
The parking is at DykeHead Farm with access off the A93 (100m after the national speed limit sign if coming from the east and of course 100m before entering Aboyne from the West.) The entrance will be marked.
The parking will be in a fairly flat but sloped field at Dykehead Farm - Thanks to Jim for allowing us access to his field. We will be collecting £1 per vehicle for parking to donate to the landowners nominated charity Anthony Nolan - This charity run the bone marrow and stem cell register for treating cancer patients.
Registration & Start Times
Registration Times: 10:00 - 11:30
Start Times: 10:30 - 12:00
Courses Close at: 14:00
Courses at white, yellow, orange, light green and green
White - 1.8km, 35m climb
Yellow - 2.4km, 45m climb
Orange - 2.5km, 50m climb
Light green - 3.4km, 65m climb
Green - 4.4km, 120m climb
Explanation of colour courses
- White are very easy with all controls on paths. They are mainly used by 6-10 year olds and family groups.
- Yellow use simple linear features like paths, walls and streams. They are mainly used by under 12’s and family groups.
- Orange progress to basic use of the compass and route choice. They are ideal for novice adults or experienced youngsters.
- Light Green are ideal for improvers as the navigational difficulty begins to increase and uses simple contours and point features.
- Green are used mostly by experienced under 18’s and adults wanting a short but challenging course with a very hard navigational difficulty.
- Blue are a longer, more physically demanding course in comparison to the green. The distances are more varied between controls and the course attracts experienced orienteers.
- Brown & Black are very physically demanding and have a very hard navigational difficulty. They are for experienced orienteers only.
- Score means visiting as many controls as possible in any order in a specific time, like 45mins.
Entry Fees: Senior £5.00 (£7.00 for non BOF members), Seniors running Light Green & below £2.50, Juniors £2.50.
Early Entry System (guarantee a map and avoid the queue!)
To guarantee a map until 12 noon, if you think you are coming to the event, please email your name, BOF number (if applicable) and course to by 12 noon on Friday 17th November. Please put EEE in the subject line for the email filter.
For those who send in an early email entry, there is no need to complete an entry slip at registration. Just go to the Early Entry desk, pay for your run, and pick up a timing brikke.
Please note that this is not a full pre-entry. There is no obligation, and no charge will be made if you cannot come along.
If you decide to run a different course on the day that’s fine. Simply come to registration and as long as there’s map available we will change your entry.
There’s no need to let us know if you can’t make it.
If you choose not to EEE, you can still register and enter in the standard way at the event.
Punch Type: Emit
Contacts / Officials
Planner: Luke Graham
Organiser: Scott Reynolds
Controller: Pat Graham
Safety and Risk
A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser, but participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event.
Participants in orienteering should be aware of the risk of tick bites - more information here.
SPORTident timing will be used
Please note that a lost hire SI-Card will be charged for at a rate of £30, unless the Club Commitee agrees that there are special circumstances.
When entering our events your name may appear in the results section of this website or in newspaper reports.