Nearest town: Banchory
- Grid Ref: NO663910
- Postcode: AB31 6LP
- Lat/Lon: 57.01691,-2.52243
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Pre Event Info
The last day-time Bogendreip race was 6 years ago. The forest has changed significantly, a huge area has been cleared and new deer fences are set up.
Directions / Parking
Parking is available on a small field at ///contrived.racing.residual. Follow the road from Strachan south to Fettercairn (B974) then left to Stonehaven (A957). After 0.5 miles the parking field is on the left.
From the parking field the route to the Start will be marked on the grass strip on the left-hand side of the road. Please don’t walk on the road and follow the instructions of the marshals when crossing the road. Parking – Finish distance is 550 m, Start is close to the Finish.
Registration & Start Times
Closing date midnight Sunday 3rd March 2024.
The link above will take you to a pre-entry form. Completing this guarantees that a map will be held for you until mid-day on the day of the event. You will need to complete one form per person or group running together. Pre-entering greatly helps the organiser and event volunteers with map printing and smooth running of the event.
Payment is made at Registration on the day but if you pre-enter and cannot attend you will not be charged.
Entry on the Day will be available until maps run out. There will be limited Entry on the Day available.
Registration and download are in the parking field. Please could all competitors check-in at Registration, even if pre-registered, to pay your entry fee before going to the start. Please remember to download at the same place after your course even if you don't finish it.
Registration opens at 10.30am
Starts from 11.00am to 12.30pm
Courses close at 2.00pm
No start time allocations - just turn up at the start after registering and the start official will set you off at an appropriate gap from others running the same course.
Waterproofs and whistle may be compulsory depending on the weather. Please be aware of other forest users.
On White, Yellow and Orange courses there are taped routes that are marked in the control description.
The gates on the deer fences are shown on the map and the course leg on the control description.
The following courses are available:
Timing will be SIAC activated with a punching start and finish.
Important: Please remember to download even if you don't complete your course.
The locks on the gates of the deer fences are sometimes very tight, be careful not to hurt your hands. Close the gate every time when you are crossing.
On the map the black X symbols represent fallen tree stumps that control sites will use.
Blue and Brown must not start in the same minute, same applies to White and Yellow.
Maps and Control Descriptions
Map scale is 1:10,000 and maps are collected at the start apart from White and Yellow which are available at registration. Control Descriptions will be at registration.
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 £10 for Seniors, £5 for Juniors (incl up to age 25 and adults up to orange standard), £1 for SI hire (please bring cash in case card machine not working).
The nearest public toilets are in Banchory Bellfield car park.
Dogs are allowed in the parking field only.
Contacts / Officials
Organizer Chris Low
Planner Gabor Szeles
Controller Tim Griffin
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.