Sun 23rd Aug 2015

Type of event: District-(C)
Type of terrain: Forest
Info updated: 30th Aug


One of our best areas (as used for the British team final test for the World Champs team).

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Nearest town: Aboyne

Pre Event Info

Come and blow away the post 6-Day blues with a whizz round one of our best areas (as used for the British team final test for the World Champs team).

Directions / Parking

Parking at old quarry, access from Birse road at GR 533 969, signed from South Deeside road at GR 527 977

Registration & Start Times

Registration 1030-1230, starts 1100-1300

Course Information

Courses White, Yellow, Orange, Light Green, Green, Blue, Brown.

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 on the day is available but if possible please help the organisers by using the early entry system. E-mail by 12:00 Sat 22nd Aug with your name, club, BOF number and details of which course you would like to run. 

Contacts / Officials

Planner Peter Craig
Controller Ian Hamilton (Gramp)
Organiser Jon 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.

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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