Glen Tanar

Deeside Night Cup race

Wed 13th Jan 2016

Type of event: Night
Type of terrain: Forest
Info updated: 14th Jan


7th event in the Deeside Night cup series

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Nearest town: Aboyne

Pre Event Info

Rescheduled from December

Directions / Parking

Parking will be 700m along the single-track tarmac road from Bridge of Ess towards Glen Tanar at GR498970. Please beware of road traffic when making your way from the parking to the courses (which are on the South side of the river), ensure your head torch is on and wear something reflective.

Registration & Start Times


Course Information

Courses currently are 5km and 3.2km, but may change if stream levels hold high and a mandatory bridge crossing comes into play. You'll be told on the night.

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

£5 adults

£2.50 children

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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