Bellwood Forest Sprint

Part of a 6 Event 'Spring Series' held with GRAMP

Wed 03rd May 2023

Type of event: Local Race
Type of terrain: Forest
Info updated: 05th May


Two courses:

'Sprint', approx 3km, Technical Difficulty 3 (Orange) Standard

Beginners, approx 2km, Technical Difficulty 2 (Yellow) Standard

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Nearest town: Aboyne

Pre Event Info

Directions / Parking

Parking will be at the World Horse Welfare carpark to the east of Bellwood
Postcode: AB34 5BJ
Lat/Lon: 57.075395 , -2.729559
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Registration will be in the car park.

Registration & Start Times

Starts will be available from 6pm until 7pm. Courses close at 8pm. Clear and check units will be at the start

There is a walk of 700m from the car park to the start and then the same for the finish. ALL CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT ON THE WALK TO START AND FINISH

Course Information

There will be 2 courses available:
Sprint – straight line distance 3 km
Yellow suitable for beginners - straight line distance 2km
Controls will be SIAC enabled, but start and finish must be dibbed

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 Details

Adults £5
Children and Students £2.50
Dibber Hire £1

Contacts / Officials

Organiser/Planner: Ewan Musgrave

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.


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