Sun 30th Apr 2017

Type of event: Local-(D)
Type of terrain: Forest
Info updated: 02nd May


Level D event with yellow, orange, light green, green and blue courses.

Although this is a Level D event, we plan for this to be a J2DC event as there is a good range of courses and any beginners can be shadowed on the white.

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Nearest town: Aboyne

Pre Event Info

Directions / Parking

Limited parking will be signed from the B9094,  2km north of Aboyne.   This is a rough track and with self-service parking at the side of the track and in a small turning circle.   Please park neatly to make the most of the limited space.

Further parking is available on the streets of Aboyne and at the Aboyne community campus, with a 2km walk up the Tarland Way which runs alongside the B9094.   There will be a clothing dump for anyone who needs to park in Aboyne.

Registration & Start Times

Entry on the day only.  Registration from 10:45.

Starts 11:00 - 12:00

Course Information

Yellow 2.6km

Orange 3.1km

Light Green 3.6km

Green 4.1km

Blue  5.1km

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

Adults £5

Children £2.50

Dogs allowed?

No dog restrictions

Contacts / Officials

Planner / Organiser - Denise Wright

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.


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