Braemar Mountain Festival

Introducing Orienteering

Sat 03rd Mar 2018

Type of event: Local Race
Type of terrain: Forest
Info updated: 22nd Jan

This session will be specifically targeted at those new to orienteering and no prior experience in navigation is necessary. Different length courses will be available to suit families with young children, older youths or novice adults. Take part on your own or as a family group.

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Location

Nearest town: Braemar, Scotland

Pre Event Info

This session will be specifically targeted at those new to orienteering and no prior experience in navigation is necessary. Participants will be provided with a specially prepared, waterproof orienteering map (1:10,000 scale) showing a pre-marked course with control points to be visited in a fixed order. Control points will generally be located on the path network, with simple decisions required to navigate successfully around the courses. Different length courses will be available to suit families with young children, older youths or novice adults. 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. A compass is not essential and can be borrowed if desired. 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 you will be free to start at any time between 2:00 and 3:00pm. You should allow around 1 hour to complete the sessions. Courses will close by 5:00pm.

Entry Details

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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