Nearest town: Dinnet
- Grid Ref: NO429998
- Postcode: AB34 5NB
- Lat/Lon: 57.08424,-2.94358
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Pre Event Info
Muir of Dinnet is an SNH managed nature reserve with an outstanding primary forest and wildlife to match. While we will be keeping clear of the Capercaillie, the rest of the area is varied from open hillside, through runnable forest and down to open grassland near the loch shore. Most of the area is beautiful thin forest with very little windblow. Longer courses are quite hilly and make use of the less explored parts south of the burn.
Please note that children will need supervising across the road to and from the start/finish area.
Light Green, Green, Blue and Brown courses include two uncontrolled road crossings. In both cases the road is relatively lightly trafficked, however care must be exercised especially if sight lines around corners are limited as traffic may be travelling faster than you think. Parents of or those supervising children under 16 should carefully consider whether it is appropriate for them to compete on these courses.
Directions / Parking
Parking is in the public car park at Burn o’Vat and nearby lay-bys as needed. Please car share where possible as we need to leave public access at the car park and space will be limited. Registration and Download are nearby, as are start and finish.
Children will need supervising across the road to and from the start/finish area.
Registration & Start Times
Registration from 10:30-12:30, Starts from 11:00 - 1:00. Courses close at 3:00pm.
Courses White to Brown:
White - 1.1km (20m climb)
Yellow - 2.0km (30m climb)
Orange - 3.3km (65m climb)
Light green - 3.1km (105m climb)
Green - 3.5km (150m climb)
Blue - 5.5km (185m climb)
Brown - 7.2km (270km climb)
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.
It would help us if you could pre-enter by sending an email to with your name, BOF number and course by 4pm on Saturday 5th November. If you don't include your BOF number, it may not appear in the results in which case you won't get any points in the BOF ranking. So please include it.
To help me filter the emails, please put EEE in the subject line for the email (I know the address is specific, but emails will be forwarded!)
For those who send in an early email entry, you just come to registration at the event, pay for your run and pick up a timing brikke. (There is no need to complete an entry slip.) A map will be reserved for you - but only until 12 noon on Sunday.
Please note that this is not a full Pre-entry. It's entirely on a "no obligation" basis and no charge will be made if you cannot come to the event. No money is being taken in advance. This is simply a way of simplifying and speeding up the process of runner registration. If you change your mind, and decide on the morning of the event to run a different course, that's fine. Still come to the registration, tell us what course you would like to run and, if there is a map available, we will change your entry.
If something comes up, and you cannot come to the event after all, that's absolutely fine too. There is no need to email to let us know, and no apologies or explanations are necessary!
Anyone who chooses not to make an early email entry will not be disadvantaged - everyone is still welcome to register for a course in the standard way on Sunday morning.
Senior Non-BOF member £7 for Green and above
Senior BOF member £5 for Green and above
Junior / Student / adult at Light Green or below £2.50
Dogs on leads
Contacts / Officials
Planner:- Sean o' Sullivan
Organiser:- Rob and Lynne Skinner
Controller:- Pete Lawrence
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.