Nearest town: Ballater
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- Lat/Lon: 57.011580,-3.315125
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Pre Event Info
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Directions / Parking
Grid Reference: NO 188910
At walker’s car park £1 charge per car.
White - 2.1km 45m climb - Starts on Forestry roads and tracks then follows fences and a good wall for the latter part of the course. Quite rough and locally wet underfoot.
Yellow - 2.5km 75m climb - Starts on Forestry roads and tracks then follows fences and a good wall for the latter part of the course. Quite rough and locally wet underfoot.
Orange - 2.9km 105m Climb - Makes use of forestry tracks and good runable rides and accesses the nice forest on the ridge between the two hills.
Lt Green - 3.4km 190m Climb - Mostly in nice runable forest with some steep climbs
Green - 4.0km 260m climb - a challenging varied course sampling some excellent parts of the area
Blue - 5.1km 315m climb - physically and technically challenging with some long legs and sustained climb but in nice varied terrain presenting a good challenge
Brown - 7.5km 410m climb - very demanding both technically and physically but taking in most of the best the area has to offer
Black - 9.0km 510m climb - for those who want a real challenge and should only be taken on if you are very confident of fitness, stamina and orienteering ability - this gives a full appreciation of the variety and challenge of the area.
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.
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.
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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