Glen O’Dee Forest Sprint: Local Event + Yellow


Wed 01st May 2024

Type of event: Local Race
Type of terrain: Forest
Info updated: 02nd May


Part of a 6 Event 'Spring Series' held with GRAMP

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Nearest town: Banchory

Pre Event Info

Two courses:

  • 'Sprint', approx 3km, Technical Difficulty 3 (Orange) Standard. This course enables everyone above beginner level to compete against each other whatever your age, fitness or orienteering ability.
  • Beginners, approx 2km, Technical Difficulty 2 (Yellow) Standard. This course enables beginners to complete a short course following defined line features.

Glen O Dee has some windblown, with most being avoided. Also, new bike park has been built at the west side of the map, with courses avoiding this area. Please note, that there has been path upgrading in the woods and there are some paths that no longer exist and some paths that are not mapped. Deer fence erected at north side of map, courses have avoided this area.

Directions / Parking

East side of Glen O Dee Forest. Car park at end of Tocher Lane, Banchory.  AB31 5RZ  (this will get you into the general area)

w3w: penny.dusts.illogical
NO 692963

Registration & Start Times

Starts/Reg 18:00 – 19:00
Courses close (i.e. be back at Registration) 20:00

Start and Finish close to Registration

Course Information

Course Length Difficulty
Forest Sprint 3.5 km TD3/Orange Standard
Yellow 1.9 km TD2

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

Seniors £6, Students/Juniors £3/Dibber Hire £1



Safety – A 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. We’ll be sharing the woods with others so be courteous to other users and watch out for bikes/dogs.

Health – Full leg and torso cover is required in wooded areas due to ticks.

Contacts / Officials

Organiser/Planner: Joy and Ewan Cameron

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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