Nearest town: Aboyne
- Grid Ref: NO 586950
- Lat/Lon: 57.044104,-2.682848
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Pre Event Info
Directions / Parking
900m south of the Butterworth Gallery in Ballogie turn off B976 (Ballogie to Finzean road) on to a farm track.
Parking is on either side of this track and is limited. Please park on the rough grass, end on if at all possible – this will make exiting that much easier as there are no real turning spaces otherwise . The ground is generally firm but lumpy in places. Please take care.
Registration & Start Times
Registration/starts: 17:45 – 19:00
Courses Close: 20:30
Start is approx. 250m from registration
Long: 5.2 km 250m climb, 17 controls
Medium: 3.0 km 160m climb, 8 controls
Map: updated January 2018 by DOLM. Scale: 1:7,500, Contour interval: 5m
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.
Contacts / Officials
Roger Coombs 07500 917673
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.