Nearest town: Braemar, Scotland
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- Lat/Lon: 57.00520,-3.39775
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Pre Event Info
Participants will be provided with a specially prepared, pre-marked waterproof orienteering map (1:10,000 scale) showing the location of control points in the forest and on the open hill. Some of the control points will be easily found on the path network, but others will require more complex navigation through terrain. The activity will use the Emit electronic system for timing / registering visits to control points. No special equipment is required other than sturdy shoes for walking or trail running shoes with good grip, and clothing and waterproofs appropriate to the weather conditions on the day. Bring your own compass if you have one or borrow one on the day (not essential). Take part on your own or as a family group.
Directions / Parking
Parking available by Castleton Hall and in main village car park
Registration & Start Times
All sessions meet at Castleton Hall at any time between 1:30 and 2:30 pm. All necessary basic instruction will be given before and you will be free to start at any time between 2:00 and 3:00pm. Courses will close by 4:30pm.
60' score event format
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.
Please pre-enter for this event through the Braemar Mountain Festival website. Only limited entry on the day will be available.
Fees: £3 under 18s, £5 individual, max £10 per family with all profit to Braemar Mountain Rescue.
Contacts / Officials
Organiser: Sarah Dunn
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.
Timing will be by EMIT brikke
Please note that lost brikkes will be charged for at £45 unless the Club Commitee agrees there are special circumstances.
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