Nearest town: Aboyne
- Grid Ref: NO 452687
- Postcode: AB34 5LP
- Lat/Lon: 57.07577,-2.90599
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Pre Event Info
Maroc are pleased to offer the opportunity to orienteer at Dinnet Nature Reserve. We are grateful to Dinnet and Kinord Estate and Nature Scotland for allowing the event to go ahead.
The area offers a good network of paths for the easier courses and lots of intricate contour detail for the technical course, all with the beautiful backdrop of Loch Kinord.
This is a low key local event with a choice of just 3 courses. However, juniors completing their courses will get points towards the Jon Duncan Cup trophy competition.
Nature Scotland have noticed a lot of wildfowl which have died from bird flu at Loch Kinord. They have asked us to stay away from any dead birds and to report any findings to them. Please let the organiser know if you come across dead birds at the event.
Orienteering coaches will be on hand to lead any first time competitors through the registration process and show them how to get started with their course.
Directions / Parking
Parking will be at the new Clarack car park 1km west of Dinnet on the north side of the A93. What3words send.hems.prospered. This is a paying car park and costs £3.50 in cash.
Registration & Start Times
Registration will be open from 10.30 til 12.00. Start times are from 11.00 until 12.30. Courses close at 2.30pm
There will be 3 courses:
There is a 2km half hour walk to the start and a similar distance back from the finish. However, on completion you will have enjoyed a lovely circumnavigation of Loch Kinord!
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.
This is a local event with entry on the day only. White and orange courses plus all juniors £2.50. Green course for seniors £5. Hired dibber £1. Cash or card accepted. Maps and hired dibbers will be collected at registration.
Contacts / Officials
Organiser Sue Barrie
Planner Anna Bichard
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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