Dess Forest Sprint

Fri 15th May 2015

Type of event: Local-(D), Sprint
Type of terrain: Forest
Info updated: 16th May


The last race in the series!

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Nearest town: Aboyne

Pre Event Info

Directions / Parking

Parking and registration at Deeside Activity Park

Grid reference: NJ 566 015 (signposted from the A93/Lumphanan road)  O-kite will be hung at entrance to Activity Park (opposite the "tank").

Registration & Start Times

Registration: 18:00 – 19:00

Starts: 18:00 – 19:15

Course closes: 20:30

Course Information

2.9km course (TD3/Orange) with 12 controls and 75m of climb (subject to final checking).  The map scale is 1:10,000.

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

Entry on the day

£5 adult
£2.50 children


Dess Woods and the Activity Park grounds - take care of obstacles and possible moving vehicles (though these are unlikely).

Car Parking: courtesy of the Activity Park, please park tightly and at opposite end from main buildings.

Contacts / Officials

Planner & Organiser: Jon Musgrave

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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