Bellwood Forest Sprint: Local Event

Wed 15th May 2024

Type of event: Local Race
Type of terrain: Forest
Info updated: 16th May


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

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Nearest town: Aboyne

Pre Event Info

  • 'Sprint', approx 3km, Technical Difficulty 3 (Orange) Standard. This course enables everyone above beginner level to compete against each other whatever your age, fitness or orienteering ability.
  • Beginners, approx 2km, Technical Difficulty 2 (Yellow) Standard. This course enables beginners to complete a short course following defined line features.

Directions / Parking

Parking is at the Bellwood Car Park which is off Bellwood Drive.

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Registration & Start Times

Starts/Registration: 18.00 - 19.00
Courses close 20.00

Course Information

Colour code Length Info
Orange 3.4 km TD3
Yellow 2.6 km TD2

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

Entry: Seniors: £6, Juniors £3, dibber hire £1

Dogs allowed?

Please be aware of and courteous to dogwalkers and cyclists using the woods. 

Contacts / Officials

Organiser/Planner: The Whitehead family

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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